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Try to turn key in ignition and will not turn

Ignition switch will not turn. as if its locked

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  • magarza01 Apr 20, 2009

    what had happened was the key got stuck in the acc position and the car had no power. i couldnt turn it back nor take the key out, so i had to jiggle the key out of the ignition to get to the trunk for the battery. when i replaced the battery i put the key back in ignition and had to to turn it back from acc to off position. now the key will not turn at all.

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Sounds like the steering wheel was turned sharply one way or the other when you turned off the key...turn the wheel in the oppisite direction while turning key to take tension off the steering wheel lock

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  • aklarichjr Apr 20, 2009

    try squirting a little WD-40 into the lock cylinder and on the key itself....that should loosen the tumblers at first...later you can use some powdered graphite or white lithium grease in it as WD-40 will only last a short time

  • Laura Simmons Feb 17, 2017

    When that happens on a Saturn it's most definitely your ignition switch. No problem, just a pain. Underneath the steering wheel you will see a square plastic cut out, pull off that square section. Will need same color of your interior. Stick your thumb up there and you'll feel a section of metal you can move. That will unlock your key
    I just leave that little door off a the time.

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