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Q: Key stuck in ignition of a 1988 Chevrolet Camaro

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The key is stuck in the ignition and it will not turn.

A: If this is an automatic you can try wigglin...

If this is an automatic you can try wiggling the shifter while trying to turn the keys, there is a rod that actuates a lock in the lock cylinder unless its in park. If that doesn’t help the lock is going to have to come out. Have a mechanic from YourMechanic verify the problem and replace the cylinder.

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