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The key won't turn - 1997 Toyota 4Runner

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    I have a Corolla NZE and key wont turn. Continous trials work at random. Spair key does the same. Happens only when lever is turned to P position, but unfortunately only then does the key come out. If I leave the key at accessories position and lever at Neutral but pull up parking (hand ) brake( leave the doors unlocked), all is OK and I can still start the car, only the accessories might drain battery.

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I have the same problem in my '97 4Runner. I have an automatic transmission and I was told that there is something in the way that the tranmission is linked to the gear selector where in the "P" setting it may be slightly out of the Park gear and so the key is unable to turn. It's not a real fix but on mine if I retract the transmission lever back about a quarter inch it allows the key to turn. I don't know what the "real" fix for it is though.

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