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I have a 98 mustang and the key is stuck in the ignition, what can i do to fix this problem?

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Try pushing the gear selector forward at the same time remove the key ( automatic transmission only )

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Take the steering column cover off and tap/hit the ignition barrel with suitable tool (small hammer)while twisting on key.It may be enough to loosen it so key comes out.You will have to remove steering column cover to swap with replacment barrel anyway .Get someone to turn steering wheel while tapping/hitting barrel as it could be the steering column lock pin thats jamming.good luck.

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If the key works and turns the switch and car don't start it theft deterent it will again after a small timeout

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