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Ignition will not turn. Steering wheel is stuck.

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  • CoCo Kraning Jun 04, 2013

    We had to have it towed to a repair shop. I searched online and discovered we weren't the first ones with this problem. You would think a company would recall the vehicles if this is a common occurance. Oh well. It is GMC after all.

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sprey some dw40 into the lock cylinder and try again.
you may have to wait a little while or repeat the porces several times, it will turn......

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: key stuck in the ignition of 1998 GMC Jimmy

sounds like your shift lever for trans isnt making a tight connection when you put it in park....try shifting it in and out of park several times while trying to remove key......my lincoln does that occasionally and when i take it out of park and then back in it works......just a thought

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Lock steering wheel...Key won't turn in the ignition

Make sure to push the brake firmly with you foot. I do this all the time.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: key stuck in ignition halfway to ACC position and will not turn

try wd40 and shaking the key, what happens is one of the tumblers get stuck and wont let the key turn if that dosnt work let me know worst case you will have to replace the ignition its about $35 to $40 and a few hours.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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How do i get stuck keys out ignition of 2003 chevy cavalier


Try spraying a little WD40 into the ignition . Make sure tension is off the steering wheel. Turn steering wheel back and forth while trying to remove key.
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I have a 95 camaro, I put the key in ignition and it will not turn the ignition. It's like it's stuck. Replaced the ignition module and still cannot turn ignition. Help!


the ignition module (ignition switch on top of the steering column) normally doesn't get stuck.

things you can try:
steering wheel lock: (the pin gets a "burr" on it and locks everything up) wiggle steering wheel back and forth while trying to turn key.

transmission lock (parking on an incline will jam up the interlock)
push the shifter farther into park while trying to turn the key, or wiggle shifter

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How do i get my ignition to to turn if it is stuck?


Sometimes the steering wheel lock can bind up causing the key to be difficult to turn. Try turning the steering wheel one way and then the other while trying to turn the key. It sometimes works.

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Turn your steering wheel left or right side. If it moves, then good for you as the key will not be stuck anymore. But if doesn't, it probably means that locking system in the steering wheel is damaged. For this, you can just turn the steering wheel opposite to the direction of the car wheels. Most of the time, cars are turned off with the wheels turned on the opposite directions, which makes the key get stuck in the ignition due to pressure in the steering wheel. When the pressure is released from the steering column, a click can be heard and key is released.

If no luck, there might be a problem with shifter mechanism, which means that you have a trip to the repair shop in store for you. Get this problem addressed immediately, as it could mean that your shift interlock is out of order, which can increase the chances of deploying the air bag up in your face, causing a serious injury.

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Turn your steering wheel left or right side. If it moves, then good for you. But if doesn't, it probably means that locking system in the steering wheel is damaged. For this, you can just turn the steering wheel opposite to the direction of the car wheels. Most of the time, cars are turned off with the wheels turned on the opposite directions, which makes the key get stuck in the ignition due to pressure in the steering wheel. When the pressure is released from the steering column, a click can be heard and key is released.

If no luck, there might be a problem with shifter mechanism, which means that you have a trip to the repair shop in store for you. Get this problem addressed immediately, as it could mean that your shift interlock is out of order, which can increase the chances of deploying the air bag up in your face, causing a serious injury.

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Is your front wheels in the turning position? if so Place your hand on the steering wheel and take the strain of the wheel while turning the ignition key.

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I cant turn the ignition or move the steering wheel on my 2003 nissan altima. When I insert the key I get the usual sound but I cant turn the key at all, and the steering wheel seems like its stuck.


i think there is a ignition problem , might try replacing it , of course you cant turn the steering if the key wont turn , its a theft prevention device.

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Did u try turning the steering wheel slightly in either direction? The steering wheel can 'jam' causing the key to seem stuck in the ignition. Simply turning the steering wheel a bit relieves the pressure and the key will turn. Let me know if this works for u

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