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When key is the ignition it wont turn.I tried moving the steering wheel side to side to see if it would turn and nothing.I tried the spare key for the ignition and had the same problem.

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It sounds like you have a key tumbler issue. Try spraying some WD-40 into the cylinder then blow it out with canned air, it should free up the tumblers for you.
Good luck, let me know.
Regards.

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