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My Plymouth Voyager 98 won't start but when the key is inserted in the ignition, there are all kind of beeps, locking doors and all . Then the starter relay clicks and all goes off. When the key is removed, some noises stay and i have to disconnect the battery or push on the brake. This happened after using a duplicate key and the ignition tumbler is hard now. Could it only be the key tumbler and how can i bypass it to start the van and go to the next garage... 30 miles away?? Thanks!

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Spray some wet grafite spray in the key slot,plenty of spray and work the key back and forth.Remove the battery cables and clean the battery terminals ,and the battery post real shiney,and put them back on.Make sure you have good battery voltage also.Don`t take it for granted that the battery is good,take it off and have it checked and or charged on a good slow(2 amp) charge.Now when you are sure the battery is good ,and the connections are good,then if the starter clicks,grab the shifter and pull it up and down without moving out of park,while you hold the starter engaged.If it starts then the neutal safty switch is bad.Now if it keeps on clicking(it will be the starter clicking)replace the starter.You can lightly tap the starter with ahammer while trying to start the van,and start it,but the starter will need to be replaced.If I can help you any further,let me know.>>>roniecon@gmail.com

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Your starter could be froze have you tried to tap on the starter. if not that your battery could be shot, same thaing happened to me in my jeep and it was a bad battery

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