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Old 12-28-2004, 11:24 AM   #1
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Ignition Lock problem

Yesterday I encountered a problem with my ignition lock; it won't turn. In either direction. Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions?
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stupid idea, but did you try to move the wheel and then turn the ignition?
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Old 12-28-2004, 12:48 PM   #3
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yup. tried that. tried it too much and locked the steering wheel in place

also tried
- lightly tapping the key in to make sure it was all the way in
- warming the area around the lock to see if I got some frozen water in there
- WD-40 on the key, inserting the key into the cylinder repeatedly
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sorry man, can't help ya there...

I was sure you had tried that with the wheel, but I just wanted to make sure. A couple times I know my wheel has kept me from turning the ignition and it usually gets me for a few seconds everytime.
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This probably sounds really stupid, but try pushing in the brake while u turn the key. Also make sure the car is in Park and not in gear.

You're probably going to have to give it a real good turn (use dem muscles). It's happened to me once before and I just had to turn it real hard.

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Old 12-28-2004, 03:05 PM   #6
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This probably sounds really stupid, but try pushing in the brake while u turn the key. Also make sure the car is in Park and not in gear.

You're probably going to have to give it a real good turn (use dem muscles). It's happened to me once before and I just had to turn it real hard.

Good Luck!
it's a manual; I'll try neutral.
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on my manual sometimes I have to turn the wheel and hold it a bit to get the key to move, try holding it not just wiggling it, and what not, check the little button to release the key also.
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tried neutral, in gear, brake on and off, with the key release pushed and not pushed. I don't know if I can implement holding the wheel; it's locked in place.
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Turn the wheel really hard to the right I think. To the point where you feel you might break something. Mine does it some of the time.
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the mustang is bad about this issue.
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Ignition lock cylinder replaced, problem fixed. Thanks for your help, guys.
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glad its fixed
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