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Old 04-16-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Ignition Locked

My ignition is jammed. I bought a new lock cylinder and all i need to do it turn the key to accessories but it won't budge. ive tried getting rough with it, usuing screw drivers, everything but nothing works. Any suggestions?


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Old 04-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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Did you try moving the steering wheel left or right?
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
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And make sure its in park also
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:00 AM   #4
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yeah my escort wheel locks up if the car is off and i play with the wheel so i have to turn it one specific way then the key will move from its locked position again.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:58 AM   #5
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is it the ignition itself, or is your steering wheel a little stiff also?
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Tap the end if the key with a hammer give it a good tapp lol do it a couple times key should come out!
Happened to me in my Svt
The cylinder seizes up the love taps help it come out nice and smooth lol
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There was a tsb about the early foci ignition lock seized. And the hammer trick works that's how I did it at ford to get the cars into the bays
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alright i got it but....i had to use a slide hammer, i grinded off that little nub that holds it in so that made it easier to get out.
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