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Will not crank and can't remove the key from the

99 Buick Regal. Will not crank and can't remove the key from the ignition. Also will not allow me to put it into gear. All these problems hit at once.

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You may need a new ignition switch. I have had the same issue with my Regal in the recent past. I can suggest the easy stuff first: check your ground connections on your battery by removing the battery terminal and cleaning it. If this doesn't work, I will submit it is the ignition switch.

Posted on May 18, 2010

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You need a new ignition key cylinder to fix this car
When the key is stuck the tumblers have jambed up inside causing this problem to come to you

Posted on May 14, 2010

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