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Key will not turn either way and will not go in all the way steering wheel and column is locked up what can i do to get it started also the steering column was just replaced 2 months ago

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Try to relieve the presure on the steering/ignition lock by turning the wheel to the right , and Left while playing with the key. Also If automatic trans try to shift oout of park , and back in.

If key not going all the way in , won't be able to turn it. Try some lock lubricant , WD40 will work in a pinch.... but graphite powder is beter.

Its possible that one of the pins in the tumbler has borken , bent , or fallen out , in which case replacement of the lock assembly is about your only option.

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