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Key not turning

Putting pressure on key as i twist and jiggle it works sometimes but thats after 20 minutes 97sc1 saturn

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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)

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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