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Locked ignition I put the key in the ignition but the key/ignition doesn't wanna turn

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It could be the steering wheel is locked turn the streering wheel from left to right as far as the lock will let you and try turning the key at the same time

Posted on May 11, 2009

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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: Lock cylinder is stuck, I can put key in there,

Are you asking about the door lock cylinder or the ignition switch?
If its the door try some wd40 in there.
And for both, make sure you try another key too.
If you have already tried these and answer the questions above I may be able to farther help you.
ETRONIC

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SOURCE: Ignition Lock

sprey some dw40 into the lock cylinder and try again.
you may have to wait a little while or repeat the porces several times, it will turn......

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 oldmobile bravada ignition key is stuck in lock position

try and turn your steering wheel a little bit left or right and and the same time try and turn the key when it turns toward the dash then try and turn the key back. try and repeat this several times if neccessary. this should work. please rate this solution. thanks

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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SOURCE: key wont turn in ignition

try wiggleling the key too the tumblers may be getting worn in the ignition is this works then replace the ignition

Posted on May 10, 2009

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