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Jiggling the wheel, tapping ignition with a hammer (with and without the key), lubricating the ignition... screaming and cursing.
Time for a new lock cylinder. Make and model of car is somewhat important.
Posted on Dec 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The steering locks don't necessarily engage when the key is removed, I always turn the wheel before exiting to engage it. There are several positions that will allow the pin to lock in but if between these, it may seem that it isn't locked.
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
Usually this can be temporarily solved with a shot of graphite lubricant into the key hole and moving the steering wheel side to side while turning the key. But, in the end, the ignition cylinder is wearing out and will eventually need replacing.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
try wd40 and shaking the key, what happens is one of the tumblers get stuck and wont let the key turn if that dosnt work let me know worst case you will have to replace the ignition its about $35 to $40 and a few hours.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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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