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Ignition switch, key won't turn

2003 Ford Focus wagon. Ignition key won't turn. After several tries and getting mad, I slammed the door. Tried it again and the key turned.

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The steering wheel may have been locked 1/4 turn to right or left, give it a little and try turning key it should work fine.

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