Q: Ignition lock cylinder removal and some little gear came with it, now the new one won't go in

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I was replacing an ignition lock cylinder, which looked simple enough but when I removed the old one, a little gear came out with it, now I can't get it or the new cylinder back into the car and it won't start. Old cylinder will not go back either

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