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Rock the steering wheel back and forth while trying to turn key. I'm sure you may have already tried this, but maybe the steering lock is putting pressure on the key lock, preventing its turning.
If no help, IDK, do you have a chip in the key? Or does the car have a theft alarm locking it? If you have a regular key and it won't work, do you have a spare? You might want a new key made, and see if it works.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: ignition lock -98 dodge neon
Sounds like the ignition cylinder is jambed, if you remove the covers and put the key in, you might be able to turn it with pliers, just turn it to the accessories position, then there is a small metal clip that pushes in, push it in and pull the lock cylinder out of place, get a new one from the dealer and reverse to install. If it's above you, your dealer can help, usually about an hours labour or so.
Hope that helps, Good luck
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
Very likely the steering thrust stored in the tires attempting to turn back is forcing excessive tension against the steering lock.
Try (very hard) to turn the steering wheel either direction while turning the key gently.
If that solves it you can avoid this by letting go of the steering after stopping to park, turn off the ignition slowly (engine off, pause, then key out). This will ensure that the steering wheel comes to rest prior to locking the column.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
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