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Key in ignition but it will not turn

I put the key into the ignition but it will not turn..it seems as though it is locked up..can this happen

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    Connie Paolucci Apr 17, 2009

    i tried what you said to do which is to turn the wheel while you are trying to start the car and it did not work... what does lock cylinder mean... i'm not a car person..can you explain it...thanks,,connie

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Move your steering wheel left to right at same time try to turn key, otherwise lock cylinder.

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  • james shack Apr 17, 2009

    lock cylender is the part you are putting you key in and turning or suppose to turn to start the car

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Try compressed air, stick the nozzle all the way in then slowly move it out. if something is stuck in there that should get it out

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If the key won't turn either your ignition is worn or your key is worn, or the only other reason is it's dirty and something is sticking. Spray some lube in your ignition and run the key in and out a few times. if it won't turn then go to a locksmith and get them to "code cut a key" that will be original specs on the key. If it doesn't turn then it will need replaced but it has to be in the "on " position to push the retainer to remove it, you will probably need the locksmith to remove it.

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