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When i put the key in the ignition i can not turn it to start the car

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When you turn the key, move your steering wheel hard to the left first, then if that doesn't work, try the right, while turning the key at the same time. It sounds like your steering lock is tight preventing the key from turning. It could also be a worn out key. Sometimes when you have a key cut, from a half worn key, they tend to lose their quality. I personally took my ownership papers to the dealer and from my vin number they have the codes to cut original keys for you. This sometimes also works if your ignition is starting to wear out. Good luck

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the lock cylinder may have to be replaced, have you tried moving the steering from side to side while trying to turn the key, if you do need to get a new ignition lock cylinder have a lock smith key it to fit your old keys

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Can not turn key in ignition to the start position.

sounds like the brake pedal lock out switch or the gear selector switch is out of adjustment.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Pontiac Grand prix wont start; unable to remove key

On many cars, if the battery is dead, it locks the key in the ignition. Put a battery charger on the car or replace the battery and give it a shot.

Good luck.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: In my 06 Chevy Equinox I went to put the key in

**** the steering wheel hard side to side. That should release the interlock. Otherwise the ignition switch is worn (unusual in a 06 car unless it's an awful lot of stop and go driving).

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: key can not turn ignition to start car

its common for the ignition lock cylinder or the ignition cylinder housing to fail on 2000-2001 L series saturns. Try using another key to see if that helps.

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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