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KEY WON'T TURN STEERING WHEEL IS LOCKED 2008 CHEVY COLBALT

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You going to have to play with the steering whell lock by rock steering wheel back and forth continiously while playing with the key at the same time jiggle the wheel and the keys.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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SOURCE: ignition key won t turn. steering wheel locked

the key may be worn badly or the ignition needs to be replaced.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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