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Ignition Key Won't Turn

1998 Toyota Corolla the ignition key will not turn. I've tried moving the steering wheel left and right but the key will not turn. Moved the tilt up and down. Still no luck. Any suggestions?Hello friends, I have the same problem with my 98 Corolla. What can I do?

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If the steering wheel is being pulled to the side (like maybe up against a curb) it could cause the keyswitch to be VERY difficult to turn. Try even pressure on the keyswitch while you work the wheel from side to side.

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Most cases it will be the steering lock doing that, especially if you are turning the wheel at the same time that you kill the engine since the wheels will kick back after they lose power. just jiggle the wheel back and forth a bit and it should unlock the tumbler. also i would recommend using liquid graphite in the ignition instead of silicone spray as the graphite will eventually dry and lubricate the tumbler that way.

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You need to replace the ignition switch.  Any auto shop will have these,  First DC your batter and wait 10 minutes.  To replace the switch, just remove the plastic cover from your steering wheel.  By the ignition switch there is a lockpin that needs to be pushed through.  This will make your ignition switch slide out, in order to be replaced.  btw.  I had a friend that had a toyota do this and he pressed the clutch all the way to the floor, jiggled the steering wheel, and jiggled the key and it worked.  Please, do this at your own risk.  

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Replace the ignition, the spring controlling one or more of the lower wafers in the half of lock is broken causing gravityto pull them into the wrong position making the lock inoperable.  --------------- or replace the ignition swith. -------------or Just make a new key 

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This is a trickey one, you have to shake the steering wheel, Left & right sideways,While holding the key over. You may need help with this.

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