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Key wont turn

The key wont turn at all, cant put in gear or anything

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Is the ignition lock on the dash.? have you tried to rock the steering wheel back and forth

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Hi Deede
Sorry about your car.

When the lock fails, it's usually because it's not reading the key correctly. Obviously, try another key first. If that doesn't work, try spraying some WD40 inside the lock, not a lot, just enough to lubricate the tumblers. Then, gently (as if your thumb were in the way), tap the key with a hammer driving it deeper in the lock while you attempt to turn it. Do this repeatedly in fast succession without breaking the key...tap, tap, tap, tap, tap all the while trying to turn the lock and key.
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Good luck

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