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Q: I have difficulties inserting the keys into the ignition

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I have difficulties inserting the keys into the ignition

My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi, thanks for writing in. Sometimes the ig...

Hi, thanks for writing in. Sometimes the ignition key lock tumblers will get dry and will start to bind. First try another key if you have one to see if your key is the cause. Try then getting a key lock dry lube and see if this helps. If problem continues then you may have to have the ignition lock replaced. Hope this helps and best of luck.

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