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You may have a worn ignition tumbler.has the key been hard to turn at other times.if so then this sounds like the problem.also if you have a heavy key ring the weight wears the key tumblers out pre-maturely constantly pulling down on the switch.

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I have a 95 camaro, I put the key in ignition and it will not turn the ignition. It's like it's stuck. Replaced the ignition module and still cannot turn ignition. Help!


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see this steps and fix it. God bless you
If the key won't turn in the ignition, it could be for a couple of reasons: Often this happens when the steering is locked by the ignition lock with the front wheels turned aside (e.g. when parking on a hill) or when one of the front wheels is pushed against something (e.g. curb stone). In this case, try turning the steering wheel left and right while gently jiggling the ignition key - this might help to release the steering lock.
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