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Key doesnt want to turn it takes a few tries in my 1998 chevy malibu

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Sounds like your ignition and key are getting worn. You can try getting a new key made,but not at the hardware store. Go to a locksmith and have one made from the key code. The one you get from the hardware store will be worn like your current key and not work any better. If that doesn,t make a difference, you will have to get the ignition changed. You will have to get the new tumbler and key from the dealer.

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