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Q: Key is not turning in ignition

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The key won't turn at all in the ignition

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Try to turn the steering in one direction o...

Try to turn the steering in one direction or the other at the same time turning the key. If it still will not work then try another spare key. If it still will not work then you will need to get the ignition replaced.

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