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How do I free or replace ignition lock cylinder on 2007 ford 500

Tried heating key, banging on lock turning steering wheel jiggling it luring key. Will not turn

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As you have tried all the options I would suggest that you get a locksmith involved as it may require drilling out the barrel to replace the lock.

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

  • Bill Boyd Dec 02, 2014

    one other thing some vehicles actually lock the key in the ignition lock if there is a battery problem, neutral switch problem. may be best to check this option out as it may not be the lock at all.

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SOURCE: Ignition Lock

I have/had the exact same problem today. I tried the solution as posted, spray WD40 into the ignition switch. That didn't work. I then tried rocking the car back and forth (front to back). That worked. My guess is the key is worn. I will eventually need a new ignition switch. But until that time comes, I will keep rockin' the car.

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SOURCE: Lock steering wheel...Key won't turn in the ignition

Make sure to push the brake firmly with you foot. I do this all the time.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: can't turn key in ignition lock cylinder 2000 dodge stratus

heat it up with a hair dryer

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SOURCE: ignition key won t turn. steering wheel locked

the key may be worn badly or the ignition needs to be replaced.

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SOURCE: Key win't turn ignition switch in 2008 Chevy HHR

replace the floor shifter. there is a switch on the shifter that allows the key to move. gm has had alot of problems with these shifters.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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