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Rolled 96 grand am key was stuck in ignition finaly forced it out now the car will turn over without the key in but the car dosent try to even start key will not enter ignition all the way.

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Spray some silacone oil into the key barrel and keep working the key in and out until it frees in the barrel it will loosen ok.hope this helps.adrian

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Get a new ignition, sounds like the pins that take shape of the key are broke.

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