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Steering wheel and shift lever locked, key wont turn.

Have tried jiggeling the steering wheel and the gear shift while trying to turn the key. Key will not turn. Have tried moving the van slighty forward and backwards while doing the above. Have tried lubricating the lock with graphite with no luck.

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    sorry, I did use a diifferent key. no results.

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When this happened with my 05 chevy aveo i jiggled the shifter while turning the key, it always came out. After a while it stopped getting stuck

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Try a different key if possible, sometimes key wears down.

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