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Key will not turn in ignition

I have a 2002 Saturn SL1. I can put my key into the ignition, but it will not turn at all. Sometimes it takes 15-20 minutes before it slips into the right spot and starts. Other times, I only have to try for less than a minute. I'm afraid that at some point that I won't be able to get it to start at all! It is really annoying and has made me late for things. I'm thinking about getting a new key, but after reading some of these things, it doesn't look like it will do much good. Oh well! Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I think I'm going to end up taking it to the dealer though.

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Catch 22 Because the Ignition Cylinder Lock May Be the Problem OR the Key Alone "Cheeper" Could Be the Problem, See Dealer and they Can Cut you a Key From the Year ,Make, & VIN #
If the Key Doesnt Work It Has to Be the Lock Cylinder. I Would Just Replace the Whole
Lock Cylinder Unit And Be Done With it. Hope This Helps You

Ignition LOCK CYLINDER Comes with Key !

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Yes always try a new key 1st,Go to saturn dealer and let them cut one from the vin#,this will give you a very crisp key then use some spay liquid wrench (Get at local hardware) Spray into cylinder,then install new key.This will make the tumblers free up.Works 8 out on ten times.

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