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Old 07-11-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Oh, I tried. I turned it, shook it, kept it right about in between it's two stopping points and jiggled, pushed, twisted, turned, flipped, and cranked the key... still nothing.

This HAS happened before, but it was a few years ago and I don't remember there being any special fix for it. I'm pretty sure it was just luck that after at least 5 people had a turn trying it, one of us happened to get it just right.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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BTF, See if you can move the Gear Shift... Sometimes moving it further into park will also cause the wheel/ignition to release!
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Put your keys in the refrigerator for 5 min's and then try it. Try not to use too much pressure, in other words, try and turn the key as lightly as you can.

If that don't work I have another suggestion.
If it does work it means that the tumblers in the ignition switch are worn.

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Old 07-11-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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You can also try and jiggle/rock the steering wheel lightly while you try turning the key.

I've had the same problem, but mine's a Dodge 4X4.
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Thanks everyone for the ideas! I'll try them tomorrow. I'm still not feeling so great right now.
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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About sitting:

When I first moved to Chicago back in the day I was a poor college grad with no furniture but I had a job. : )

I bought a bed. Had to wait on dining table and chairs. That was the longest wait ever, about 4 weeks.

As a result I appreciate chairs so much. One does not realize what a wonderful piece of furniture a chair is.

Go find a chair, BTF. A comfortable one. Seriously, you will do your body a favor.

Good luck. OKC is a very nice place to live. I like Oklahoma except when it comes to football. LOL
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: NM
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Checkout http://www.freecycle.org/group/US/Oklahoma/Oklahoma%20City (broken link), some one is always giving away something. My grand daughter furnished her entire house by using this great site. You can also give things to others that you don't need.

I hope this was not a no no, because it is a very useful thing for, especially students with limited income, to make use of.

If I'm not mistaken each state has groups in different areas.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:57 AM
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Location: Cushing OK
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when I moved I had to leave behind my recliner rocker. It broke taking it apart to go down the stairs. As soon as I could I went insearch of a new one (couches, no matter how comfy are not reclicers) and found what looked nice and felt good. Got it home and discovered it was a Lazyboy. Used furnatutre shops are WONDERFUL places
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Originally Posted by mkfarnam View Post
You can also try and jiggle/rock the steering wheel lightly while you try turning the key.

I've had the same problem, but mine's a Dodge 4X4.
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Originally Posted by mkfarnam View Post
Put your keys in the refrigerator for 5 min's and then try it. Try not to use too much pressure, in other words, try and turn the key as lightly as you can.

If that don't work I have another suggestion.
If it does work it means that the tumblers in the ignition switch are worn.

No dice.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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Excellent post. I forgot about freecycle. And half the so called antique stores and pawn shops have gross out furniture, just waiting for some poor college student to come get them.

I say we let BTF go shopping in GP's garage. You just KNOW they've got some really old furniture.

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Checkout The Freecycle Network - about the Oklahoma City Group (http://www.freecycle.org/group/US/Oklahoma/Oklahoma%20City - broken link), some one is always giving away something. My grand daughter furnished her entire house by using this great site. You can also give things to others that you don't need.

I hope this was not a no no, because it is a very useful thing for, especially students with limited income, to make use of.

If I'm not mistaken each state has groups in different areas.
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