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I insert the key in the ignition but it wont turn at all and the steering wheel is locked up.could it be a bad ignition switch

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The locking mechanism has several parts other than the lock. Many of them are made from cheap Korean pot metal.If wiggling the key (gently), or adjusting the tilt wheel, or wiggling the shifter doesn't work, you may have something broken inside the steering column.

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