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Cannot turn key in ignition to start car even after checking transmission and even rocking the car to make sure it is in park.

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Put key in ignition. tap back side of key with hamer or screwdriver etc towards the ignition. like youre trying to tap it further into ignition. not extremely hard but hard enough and it will turn. I promise you, it wil turn and start car, no problem. Marc

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Your key switch either is jammed or the Ignition switch (behind the key is jammed) you may have to remove the switch and steering wheel to check....

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