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1999 Ford Contour- took it for Ignition repair( 2x in exactly 1yr) now being told the steering column, or a part in it is broke! Would I have been able to drive it with a broken steering column? I was driving it but had trouble with the key coming out of the ignition so took it back to the shop who put it in because it was very expensive last year and I shouldnt of been having more problems. Not pleased with the fact The car is worse after taking it in- and its a Ford dealership working on it.

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its not that had to replace the ignition switch, remove the steering wheel, u will need to buy a ighition removal tool, push plate down, remove plate and the switch will slide right out.. go to advanced auto parts and they will tell you all the tools you will need to replace the switch, and they have a loaner tool program, so just buy the tool and take it back and get your money back.. good luck keith...

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SOURCE: key locked in ignition... can't get it out. HELP!

while in park, press harder up past park and it will disengage. Otherwise there is a pin on the ignition you can press and remove the entire ignition. You call also lightly tap gently around igniton piece to loose the pins inside that hold the key.

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Can u open the doors using the ignigtion key or is it two seperate keys?

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Ok this just happened on my 2008 Hyundia Accent. Here is the issue. DO NOT REPLACE YOUR IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER OR ANY PART. All it is is over time the oil in the locking mechanism dries and is used by dirt introduced by the key. The tumbler is no longer pins but strips of metal sitting against one another. When you insert the key the strip goes up and gets stuck and does not come back down. Thus not allowing the steering wheel to lock or the ignition to turn.

How to fix. Its easy and cheap a small hammer and a can of WD-40. I stress this next part DO NOT BASH THE ... OUT OF THE KEY THEN YOU WILL BREAK YOUR TUMBLER AND NEED TO REPLACE. Spray some WD-40 into the lock. Insert the key tap it gently with a hammer and try the key eventually the vibration will drop the piece and the car will turnover. Do repeatedly until you can start the car without a hammer. Than put WD-40 in your ignition tumbler every time you change your oil should never have this problem again. I was in the Navy where I was in charge of 20 plus High Security locks exposed to weather and dirt. A regular maintenance procedure we performed was to disassemble the locks and clean and oil them or they would gum up and lock and then we would have to spend hours breaking off a high security lock(not the easiest thing as you can imagine). I learned quickly it was easier to do preventive maintenance then to fix and replace. If your ignition is gummed up and won\'t turn it may take a hour or so to get it working properly again but it will work and it won\'t cost you 250+ in cash. Hope this helps.

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