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Ignition key won t turn

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Need new ignition

Posted on Apr 15, 2015

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I have had my ignition key seem like it would not turn.
I had to turn the steering wheel real hard back away from the ignition lock. Once I had to use both hands to do this while someone else turned my key. But when I turned the steering wheel hard enough in the opposite direction, the key finally turned.

Posted on Apr 15, 2015

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The steering wheel was turned when the key was removed. So when you try to turn on the key, turn the wheel one way and the other way to release the pressure on the key. The key should turn ok.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 24, 2015

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The ignition key won't turn likely because the shifter linkage that locks the key in OFF is worn or loose. Move the shifter linkage hard to the Park position and the key will turn. Have the linkage adjusted and the worn parts replaced

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