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My Chevy Cobalt just worked like an hour ago, and now I can put the key into the ignition, but the key won't turn. The steering wheel is locked, it is stuck in park, the wheels are almost straight, and the E brake is off.

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Hi, what you need to do is put the key in the ignition then grab hold of the steering wheel then whilst trying to turn the key you need to turn the steering wheel to the left or right it may be a bit stiff but once its moved it should free the lock, so try turning the wheel to the left and right as hard as you can whilst turning the key doing this should free the steering lock and get it started.

also try putting the key in the ignition the other way round and then give it a try.

let me know if you need further assistance ok

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  1. wrong key?
  2. turn key over
  3. work steering wheel side to side as you try to turn key
  4. worn key?

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