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Key stuck in ignition of 2005 Ford Focus. Tried jiggling steering wheel while turning key, tried moving from Park position. Car starts, but I have to use the extra key to lock car. Also, does the key-in-ignition warning alarm drain the battery life? Have heard from some that I would do more damage by spraying lubricant. This is 2nd time it has happened.

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    2006 focus Battery is fine but car wont start unless we try turn the ignition fifteen to twenty times Battery is new and fine

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Your ignition have to be replaced focus 2002/7 have that problem and a lot more often if you have a lot of other keys with it,try some wd40 ,but if you do take the key out replace the ignition or you going to get stuck.

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  • deanderson85 Sep 28, 2010

    Look at your shifter. There is a round sleeve thing with ridges on the bottom of the shifter handle. If it has come loose and fallen, slide it back up, and then find a way to keep it there. Everytime my key gets stuck, that little sleeve has dropped. Other annoying problems related to this would include the alarm that is typically only heard when the door is open and the car is in gear being heard while the car is in park. Jiggle that little piece and it's fixed.

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