Q: Q: Key won't turn

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Key won't turn in ignition.

If your key will not turn in the ignition, then it may be time for a new ignition lock cylinder. As this often requires disassembly of the steering column and even the need for a new key, I would recommend having the vehicle looked at by a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, in order to diagnose your key issue.

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