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Ignition locked up

I can tell you that the lock up occurs when you try to straighten up the truck in a tight parking place. The very slight wiggle of the steering wheel gets it out of sync - maybe with the security system - and you are looking for a taxi. I tried kicking the front tires, rolling the truck in neutral, pulling on the steering wheel very hard and jacking up the front end (done by Lexus in my garage) and kicking the tires. Eventually, I just got lucky and the key cylinder broke loose and it started.

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key and or tumblers are worn. need to replace one or both.

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SOURCE: Can't start the car - key will not turn.

I don't know the answer cause I don't have this car, But sometimes keys are pressed too far in, try pull the key out just a hair and trying it there, also make sure the car is in park and try pressing the brake too.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 Lexus LX470 Steering Column Lock Assembly:

I'm in the middle of repairing this right now on my 2000. I noticed that in addition to the two anti-theft bolts that need to be removed, there is another bolt on top of the SCLA that when screwed all the way in, is supposed to align with a hole in a rotating assembly that is inside the steering column. I believe that if this is not aligned, then it won't hold the lock in place and when you turn the steering wheel you might get the behavior that you are seeing.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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I had the same exact problem tonight. My key would not turn the ignition. I could not start by pulling the steering wheel and the tow company could not tow it out of the garage, BUT before this happened as I was driving the car earlier in the day, I noticed it was very difficult to drive and got concerned.

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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SOURCE: My mechanic cracked the wheel lock key while

If this mechanic is profesional, and not a friend. I would take it back to that shop, and tell them what you just told us. Because he should have replaced it for free just for simply doing it. Sorry, but if you ask me, that's grounds to sue someone. But for a replacement that works and is cheap. I would just check places like a local parts store, or ebay might due... good luck

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