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The key won't turn in the ignition, the steering wheel is not locked

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Put the key in, bang on it with a rubber mallet or something while turning steering wheel back and fourth. Works for a lot of people.

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Turn the steering wheel side-to-side and see if it works.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan, Ignition key will not turn

you will need a replacement lock mechanism these vans had common problems with them and the dealer can key the new lock to your key please rate -jeff

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Locked ignition and steering column

either you have the wrong key,or try turning the steering wheel to the right all the way,then turn key,this usually happens when you park the vehicle and the wheels are turned,then the steering wheel locks hard

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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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