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Key wont turn - to turn the car on...

We have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and the key wont turn to turn on the car. We have turned the steering wheel, pulled on it, put wd-40 inside where the key goes and yet nothing has worked....Any ideas? Please help

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  • rjbeg123 May 11, 2010

    If Automatic are you in park or neutral? If stick likely interlock failure. Try moving the sterring wheel back and forth while applying gentle forward turning on motion to the key... Never squirt liquid into the steering column of a vehicle! EVER!



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The key needs to be replaced. Sometimes, not all, for some reason the key is not detected and your vehicle will not start. If you have a spare try it, if not you will need to go to dealership.

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