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Q: Ignition stuck.

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The ignition will not turn. It feels like it is stuck.

A: I would try the spare key a few times to se...

I would try the spare key a few times to see if its a problem with the individual key or the tumblers in the lock cylinder itself, if it works with the spare have a few copies but if you have the same problem expect that the cylinder has failed. If you’re still having problems, have a mechanic come inspect and repair your ignition assembly.

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