Your tumblers may be starting to seaze up. try spraying some lube in it and running the key in and out a few times. and also make sure the steering isnt locked and the gearshift is all the way in park ( if it is a automatic)
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Had a similar problem with my Chevy Cargo Van..tumblers in igition old and worn, also noted key/wheel problem like yours. Be extra careful about putting in Park, keeping tension off steering wheel, and being sure key goes in smoothly. Sometimes you just have to jiggle the key and take tension off the wheel. (Beats replacing the ignition locks, etc.)
Insert key grab screwdriver tap the end of the key a few times with the blunt end of the screwdriver. Don't crush it just tap it. There are spring tumblers that are not going back to there home. I had the same problem and this worked for me. Also check the key against any other keys you might have it's possible the key is worn.
Yes always try a new key 1st,Go to saturn dealer and let them cut one from the vin#,this will give you a very crisp key then use some spay liquid wrench (Get at local hardware) Spray into cylinder,then install new key.This will make the tumblers free up.Works 8 out on ten times.
Get new key cut at dealer then insert into ign, Use object to tap strait in several times then jiggle key and rock steering wheel at same time.if this does not work will rquire new cylinder and housing.