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When I am turning my car off....the key will not always turn to the off position....it gets stuck. I have replaced the lock cylinder, as well as getting a new key from the dealership. I am still having the same problem. Please help!

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Betheny ,
When you are turning the key and it gets 'stuck' , try turning the steering wheel a little to relieve pressure from the locking mechanism in the column...

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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