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Igntion will not turn. it isin the locked position and can not turn sterring wheel. Can not move shift either because cannot unlock steering wheel.

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    Berthol Vickers Jan 11, 2016

    Turn the steering wheel has far as you can,while you have the steering wheel turned,,try and turn,the ignition,,

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Try turning steering wheel in both directions while turning ignition. might take some force to make the wheel move. ive had same problem. it will work. might need a second person to help.

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Bad lock and tumbler assembly, it's just worn out.

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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Page 2-12 in your operators guide states;

"LOCK:
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