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Q: Possible ignition cylinder problem

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How do I know if the ignition cylinder needs to be replaced?

A: Hello. If the key is difficult or impossibl...

Hello. If the key is difficult or impossible to turn, the ignition cylinder and/or key are likely the problem. A trained mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, can replace your ignition cylinder for you.

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