Niece drove her car and then parked and shut off. later key in ignition would not turn, she has tried several things and nothing has worked, tried adjusting steering wheel and still nothing. she's only 23 and 50 miles away and trying to help her via telephone....
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maybe a bad ignition switch or your timing belt,also try turning your steering wheel back and forth while trying to start it.make sure you are actualy in park or that your steering linkage is working and not disconnected under the hood
Hopefully you used the same key you had the first time. While you are gently pressing on the key in the ignition. Try pulling it out JUST a LITTLE to make sure it matches inside the key mechanism. Sometimes there is a button to push in somewhere around the key, before turning the key. Then turn the steering wheel a bit, it will click in a lock position before you put the key in. It will likely be some little thing that will make it work. Maybe your shifter lever is not quite in park or neutral. Good Luck.
the battery says 12 volts but may be dropping to 4 or 5 under a load...i would suggest jumpstarting the car and see what happens.the battery should read in the high 12 volts and not less than 9.5 under cranking. the dash lights go out on your car when starting,and the alarm will go off ,and disable the ignition if the voltage is too low in cranking the car because the computer will shut it down and activate the anti theft.....check your battery posts are tight. best of luck
make sure park is fully engaged, shift in and out of park a few times, there is an interlock that keeps the key from comming out unless the park position is fully engaged, this may be sticking or be defective or out of adjustment..