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Key will not turn in the tumbler. I have tried everything that I have been advised on and nothing is able to have key turn so it will ignite the engine. Any advice?

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Tap the end of the key whilst turning this should jog the tumblers and enable you to start engine then you have to replace the barrell and tumblers

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