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Ignition Lock When I put the key into the ignition, the key doesn't turn. It stays in the lock postion. I've tried turning the steering wheel, but no luck. Now my steering wheel is lock as well as the ignition.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    steering wheel does not lock when car is turned off. vehicle still starts however after long turn over time.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    very hard to steer

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    steering wheel in locked position and ignition key will not turn.

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I have/had the exact same problem today. I tried the solution as posted, spray WD40 into the ignition switch. That didn't work. I then tried rocking the car back and forth (front to back). That worked. My guess is the key is worn. I will eventually need a new ignition switch. But until that time comes, I will keep rockin' the car.

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Sprey some dw40 into the lock cylinder and try again.
you may have to wait a little while or repeat the porces several times, it will turn......

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You might have a bad link between the ignition lock and the switch. Replace your ignition switch and your key tumbler assembly.

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