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2001 Monte carlo...ignition will not turn from "OFF" position.(like wrong key)have had no issues with key in past and have tried spare key already

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Good Evening, unfortunately it does happen. They are known for ignition problems, we had one on the lot for 3 months started every day, then one morning it just decided it did not want to turn at all. We took some brake clean and sprayed a little at a time taking the key out and wiping it off every time to get the grub out of it. then sprayed some pb blaster a few times and wiggled as we went and it finally freed the stuck tumblers. Try that and let me know how it goes.

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