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2000 Toyota Camry LE Cannot turn key in ignition to start car

The keys (both key that opens all locks and the valet key) will not turn in the ignition. It only moves about 1/4 inch. Also, in order to get the steering wheel to lock, it is necessary to really pull the wheel a great deal and turn the tires. It does not lock automatically if the wheel is turned just a bit. I have no idea if this is related to the key turning in the ignition to start the car.Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? I need guidance.Thanks

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    We have a 1994 Geo Tracker. The key will not turn in the ignition. My wife said she can get the steering wheel to lock and unlock. But says that when she goes to turn it now she hears something sound like it is moving around in there. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas on what it maybe or how to fix it?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    We have a 1994 Geo Tracker. The key will not turn in the ignition. My wife said she can get the steering wheel to lock and unlock. But says that when she goes to turn it now she hears something sound like it is moving around in there. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas on what it maybe or how to fix it?



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It sounds like your ignition lock cylinder has a problem. These can be replaced and keyed to match you present key by a locksmith. Call a locksmith for a estimate.

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