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Key wont turn in ignition but makes the beeping noise

12-21-2009, 12:11 PM
My key wont seem to turn over the car. It makes the beeping noise when its in the ignition but I cant turn it over or back. The wheel is locked but I can shift into all gears? Could a tumbler be off in the ignition? or is it the steering column? any help would be great!

12-22-2009, 08:33 AM
Is the steering wheel locked into position? You might need to turn the steering wheel a little bit to unlock the ignition.

12-25-2009, 10:07 AM
If the key doesn ot turn then the ignition key lock cylinder is probably bad, a tumbler may be bad or the tumblers could be full of gunk (maybe some WD-40 in the key hole). On my '98, I bit the bullet and replaced the lock cylindereasy to do) and then had the new one re-keyed. This did solve my problem.

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