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I have a 2003 Chevy Cavelier. The steering wheel will not lock when the car is turned off therefor you cannot remove the key.

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  • akloper Feb 04, 2010

    The car will go into park. I have tried moving the wheel left and right while turning the key. I can't say it does it all the time because I have not been able to get the key out of the ignition since it started about 2 days ago.

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The sector gear or the rack is bad that is mounted on the opposite side from the key you insert to start. The steering wheel must be removed to gain access to these parts. It is a job for a qualified technician

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Does this occur all the time??? Have you tried turning the steering wheel left to right as you apply pressure to the key to full of position while applying the brakes??
Does your vehicle shift into park ok???

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  • GetMeOttaHere Feb 04, 2010

    At this point, if you are unable to push and pull the key in and out, forward and backward using very slow movement that will allow you to find what I will call the "spot" for key to disengage from the ignition switch, then the ignition switch will have to be replaced.

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