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Keys won't turn in ignition cylinder

The key will go in and out of the cylinder ok, but they will not turn to start the car or even release the steering wheel. They won't turn either direction. What should I look for first?

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  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    replaced ignition cylinder. fires won't crank

  • puckstarved Jul 26, 2008

    Had same problem. Had to change ignition cylinder in 2007. Problem is beginning to return again. Must try to turn key several times until it will turn all the way. What a pain.
    Rick


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You need to replace the key cylinder. the tumblers mess up, its fairly common on the grand am and simailar models

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