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2005 Subaru Legacy key will not turn in ignition. I've tried wd40, moving the steering wheel, using the extra key. Nothing seems to work any suggestion? Thanks, Mark

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Could be your ignition has screwed up alot of times if heavy key rings hang from an ignition it messes them up on the inside causing a problem like your describing try wiggling the key around while trying to turn it you might have to change out your ignition switch

Posted on Oct 13, 2013

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SOURCE: 1997 pontiac sunfire key wont turn in ignition

You will have to have the ignition cylinder replaced in the car. The only thing that keeps that ignition from turning is a little tang on the sdie of it. The only way that tang moves is by the tumblers inside the cylinder moving it. They will have a hard time replacing it too as they can't remove the cylinder from the bore until it is in the "run" position. Obviously there are ways to get them out but it usually involves using half the tools of a good tech's toolbox. if it is towed the towtruck driver will have to use dolly wheels or remove the shifter cable at the transmission to get it to move as it will be stuck in park- unless is a standard shift.
I am sorry for the bad news. Get a second opinion from somebody that can put their hands on it , but it sounds like you have a tried all or most of the tricks.
Good luck...........Scott

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: how do i replace the key cylinder ignition on the 1991 sunbird le

This (plate) is held in place with a snap ring.You will need a special press to remove it and also a steering wheel puller to access the ignition lock cylinder.The actual switch is located on top of the steering column above the brake pedal. It is actuated with a rod from the ignition lock cylinder.

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SOURCE: Key Stuck in ythe ingnition

There is a hole under the steering column right near the ignition switch, if the key gets stuck, stick a pen or something in the hole, you will feel the little lever move and you can remove the key.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Steering wheel and ignition locked

try to turn the steering lift and right until the key move with the ignition some time it happend

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Key won't turn in the ignition

your tumblers are probably sticking. you might want to try some fine machine or penetrating oil in the cylinder first. but chances are you will have to change the cylinder and that will cure you issues.

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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