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We put the key in the ignition switch cylinder and it wont turn. what could be the problem and how hard would it be to replace the ignition switch and cylinder on a 1996 pontiac sunfire

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It could be numerous problems, the battery, alternator or starter, If its making a clicking sound its probably not the battery. But if its not making a sound at all then its more then likely the battery

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