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Our ignition is frozen in the on position of our 1992 lumnia and we had this problem before and had taken the steering column apart to fix it and he used graphite and it worked but only for about a we

We have a 1992 chevy lumnia and we had the ignition switch stick in the on position after he took the steering wheel off and tried to figure out if it was the switch or cylinder that was causing the problem he used graphite and it seemed to work for about a week and now it is stuck again and the only way to shut it off is by taking the cables off the battery and stop all power but you cant get it to turn even if you broke the key off. but the key has come out now but it is still stuck or frozen in the on position. so if you can tell us what causes this or what we should do to fix this problem? thank you

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I had bad luck with graphite before. Try spraying a little bit of WD-40 on it, wiggle and insert and remove the key till the cylinder lubricates and turns. If that doesn't work you might need a new ignition switch.

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