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I put the key in to the ignition and cannot turn the key to start. I twist the steering wheel from right to left and key still won't work. After about 10 minutes of twisting and turning the wheel, and practically bending the key from trying to turn it, it FINALLY will turn clockwise and the car starts. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? It's an '04 crossfire, auto transmission.Thanks!!!!

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I had that problem and read several posts in other forums. I took my car to a locksmith and he removed some kind of pin. After that it worked fine. He called his Chrysler friends and educated them. It was inexpensive, but now with Chrysler knowing what to do it will be triple the price.

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Possibly the gear shift lever is contributing to the 'bind'. Try shifting it while doing the other gyrations....see if that helps !

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