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Cannot remove the ignition key

The ignition key will not come out. With the car turned off and the shifter in park the key is stuck. We tried rocking the steering wheel and re-establishing the car in park. Either the tumblers have locked up or the car does not know it is in park. Also, the shifter seems a litle looser than normal.

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  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    is key turning all the way back to lock position? check for loose shifter bolts

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Check the linkage on the transmission from the shifter. or not try wiggling the key up and down. if the cable is broken try to move the linkage on the trans all the way foward ( towards the front tires) with the tires blocked because it may roll. try it then.

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