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Key stuck in the ignition of 1998 GMC Jimmy

Key is stuck and will not come out of ignition. Steering wheel will slightly move.

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  • sheila583 Jan 19, 2009

    The ignition is turned off and we can start the vehicle, drive it, etc. Just can't get the key out.

    thanks

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    my key is stuck in my ignition, i can start it, drive it, n turn it off. but i can not get the key out. it turns back once from when started and just locks!. plz i need an answer

  • machammer Apr 21, 2009

    able to turn enginr off and on ignition dosent go all the way back to position to remove the key, it locks up before then


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Sounds like your shift lever for trans isnt making a tight connection when you put it in park....try shifting it in and out of park several times while trying to remove key......my lincoln does that occasionally and when i take it out of park and then back in it works......just a thought

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Is the ignition switch turned off? Is it in ACC mode. It may be that the locking mechanism on the steering wheel is engaged. If that’s the problem, try working the steering wheel back and forth while also trying to remove the key. This may help you to remove the key itself, but does not fix the overall problem. I believe that the cutting of the key its self is the problem. Try just getting a knew key made. Hope this helps…. John…

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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