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Push shifter hard into park, and try hard to move steering wheel slightly one way, then other while try to turn key. If that fails,have someone rock van forward & back while you try the same thing, with steering wheel.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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    Nena Martin Sep 21, 2010

    First of all, About 2-3 weeks ago this same thing happened to me. I had reached my destination, been there a while, left for the supermarket, and returned about an hour later. all that time, van started normally, no problem. Well now it's just about early evening, and I am headed home, but, when I insert key into ignition, it wouldn't turn. The steering wheel was locked as well. Long story short, it was just about two hours I had spent trying to get this fixed. Numerous people passing by had tried their own methods, and suggested others, as far fetched as "just use a screwdriver, and pop the ignition".. break it in other words. Talk about stress..anyways, called home for a ride and some help, left van there and went home. Gathered tools we thought might assist in fixing this issue.. . blah, blah..finally i went online and googled." ignition key wont work for dodge caravan"...within seconds a whole bunch of DIY remedies popped up...spray wd-40 into ignition then try turning again...shimmy wheel back and forth..eventually it will unlock and key will turn....many many more too. Then lastly the one that caught my eye was...take a rubber mallot, and hit key while still inserted a couple of times, then turn... loaded with all this info, we headed back to the my surprise, it took a whole 10 minutes after we got there and all fixed. We sprayed ignition with wd40 and help...shimmied a few times then tried...nope...then i got behind the wheel, and just out of curiosity and no hope at all, I took that rubber mallot, tapped the key 2 times, laughed and turned..and guess what??...Success!!!. yup just tap the key with mallot and it should do the trick..unbelivable...hope u get a laugh out of this i sure did...oh, and fyi...always try to be sure front wheels are straight forward before turning ignition key to off position...this prevents wheel from locking i read..good luck.



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tap the lock cylender with a small hammer it will free up the tumblers and the insert key and its working again.

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SOURCE: ignition key won t turn. steering wheel locked

the key may be worn badly or the ignition needs to be replaced.

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SOURCE: 1997 pontiac grand prix key won t turn ignition

well does the key go in does it turn to the start pos? if the dash dost power up its because the switch is bad if it will power up but not start it can be becuse of the resitor chip depends on what is going on if you cant get power its becuse of the switch

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