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94 crown victoria...key will not turn the ignition...I have tried wiggling the steering wheel..still no luck...

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  • pim624 Nov 10, 2010

    this post needs some clarification...it is a ford crown vic...not a mercedes,,who knew they even had one...lol..not i for sure...i have tried that also as well as jiggling the whole car...

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If the key won't turn in the ignition, it could be for a couple of reasons:
- Often this happens when the steering is locked by the ignition lock with the front wheels turned aside (e.g when parking on a hill); or,
- when one of the front wheels is pushed against something (e.g curb stone). In this case, try turning the steering wheel left and right while gently jiggling the ignition key - this might help.

Another possibility is that there is a problem with the ignition lock or the key itself. This happens, the key and the lock mechanism wear over time. Try to use a spare key. If nothing works, your local dealer is the best place to call.

Keep us updated.

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    ZJ Limited Nov 11, 2010

    Yes, I understnad that you are talking about Crown Victoria, no problem. Sometimes the tittle are diferernt with the contain. lol.

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Sometimes wiggling the shifter also will help get the ignition switch to turn.

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