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Gear stuck in park

I parked my 93 lexus on a hill and turned the wheels to the left and now i can't get the gear out of the park position and the key to turn on to start the car

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    At first I thought it was because I cranked the stirring wheel to far to the left now it doesn't matter also is there a code 23 or 24 on a lexus



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Turn the key to the left as hard as you can, as you turn the keys see if that works.

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