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My ignition will not turn, the steering is locked also. I had a previous problem where when you put the key in the car would not crank, turn over or anything. Then after a while it would just crank up.

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The previous problem sounds like it was probably the starter motor playing up but may of been related to your current problem. The ignition barrel sometimes locks at the same time as the steering and you have to move the steering wheel that little bit of movement back and forward whilst turning the key to unlock them. If this does not work then it may be a problem with the ignition barrel which may need replacing. The other 2 things it could be is the starter relay or a fuse.

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