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1997 ford f-150: locked ignition

I can not turn the ignition.It is completely locked.I tried turning the wheel,etc. to try to unlock.The key seems to have no noticeable wear and i can fully insert the key into the ignition with no problem.

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  • matt113080 Feb 13, 2009

    I tried that but the steering wheel locked.I tried moving the steering wheel back and forth with only a small range of motion allowed while simultaneously attempting to turn the ignition.The wheels are close to pointing forward.Any further ideas?THANKS.matt113080

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Are your wheels turned all the way to one way or the other? If so turn the steering wheel more that way and try to turn the ignition.

Your steering wheel is causing this problem.

Should fix ya.

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