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Key stuck in ignition. Won't turn to the off position

Cant get the key out of the ignition. Key won't turn all the back to off position.

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Sounds like a very warn out lock and tumblers. Try angling the key as you turn the lock.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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I have a 2004 pontiac aztek and can"t get the ingition to turn all the way off anyone know what could be the problem if i leave it running and try a little later it turns off but then there goes all my gas help please

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SOURCE: key stuck in ignition,will not turn back to off

I had a problem like this - where the key would NOT go to lock when you shifted to PARK an tried to turn off the engine - I fiddled with it for a bit and finally discovered that when I put the transmission in into park I needed to pull back just a bit so that the lock cylinder would know that the vehicle is in park. I tried it several times both with and without pulling back a tad on the shifter after placing in PARK. Each time I did not pull back on the shifter it would NOT let me remove the key, EVERY time I pulled back on the shifter a tad - it would allow me to remove the key. Someone tell me why ? Adjustment ? I hope so...

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SOURCE: ignition key won t turn. steering wheel locked

the key may be worn badly or the ignition needs to be replaced.

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SOURCE: mitsubishi galant 2004 key stuck in ignition

1st Remove Battery cable from Battery because the only time the air bags will deploy is when the key is in the ignition. I have tilt steering and when I put the steering wheel in the up most position. I came right out. But now it seems to stick more lately.

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SOURCE: key stuck in ignition halfway to ACC position and will not turn

try wd40 and shaking the key, what happens is one of the tumblers get stuck and wont let the key turn if that dosnt work let me know worst case you will have to replace the ignition its about $35 to $40 and a few hours.

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SOURCE: Ignition key won`t turn on my chrysler cirrus

tap the lock cylender with a small hammer it will free up the tumblers and the insert key and its working again.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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