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Both of my keys suddenly do not work.

Both keys suddenly do not work. The engine is trying to turn over without the key so I figured it must be the remote starter acting up. Took out the batteries from the remote starter...engine is no longer trying to turn over on it's own but both keys still will not work, won't even turn slightly forward or backwards in the ignition. 1999Ford Explorer eddie bauer.

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  • ryanguldie Jul 16, 2009

    Thanks for the help you were right...you are awesome...thank you.I feel foolish.

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    Uriel Tello May 11, 2010

    it;s just stuck in the steering column, wiggle the steering wheel while you try to turn the key on.

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Are you sure you're using the right set of keys? is it possible that you've accidentally picked up someone else's keys? or are you trying the keys in what is actually someone else's vehicle? (may sound odd but this has happened to quite a few people in the past)

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It sounds like the tumbler that the key goesd into has broken, and the componets inside of it have made contact so that it is stuck in the start position. disconnect the wire from the switch in the column and hook the batt. back up if problem still prosists get the starter checked to see if it has malfunctioned

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