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The ignition key cylinder in my 2003 suburban is stripped or stuck and won't allow the key to turn. What can I do to fix it?

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The stering wheel has 2 come off 2 get cylinder out need a wheel puller has 1 screw that has 2 come out under wheel then cylender comes out try moving the wheel when trying to turn it it gets jamed some times wiggle the wheel back and forth and turn key same time

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