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I put my key in the ignition and it will not turn to start. I tried to place it in nuetral and it did not work either. the steering wheel is locked.. It is for a 200 Ford Focus

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  • brath_16 Jul 15, 2008

    yes I did, but that did not work!!

  • maryte Jul 18, 2008

    i turn the urn on hold the wheel to the left. and it didnt work, what else can i do?

  • mustang4893 Nov 30, 2008

    i have the same problem how am i supposed to start my car

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    I have the same problem with a 1998 ford contour.......This car does not have a PATS key. Is the solution the same?

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The ignition doesn't use tumblers it uses a wafer system and the wafers wear instead of your key. You will have to call a couple of locksmiths to see who is willing to replace you ignition. I had this done and it works great now and I didn't need a new key. Cost about $150 or more to get it repaired. Good Luck.

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If you have an automatic in the floor, right above the geer shift you will see a round peg. Lift that circle peg up with your key or a fingernail file, stick your key in it and turn it. Then remove the key and try starting your car again. Guaranteed to work!

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I had this problem with my 2002 focus 2 months ago. I had to replace the ignition & get a new key. The key I had was so worn down it ruined the tumbler.

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Did you turn on hold the wheel to the left slightly, to unlock the ignition switch?

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