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Old 07-12-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: louisiana
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just a thought but while all the turning and twisting is going on maybe try moving the key in and out a little? while trying to turn it and moving the wheel?
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Maine
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*sigh*... done that.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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Did you hit it really really hard and call it foul names??





















If so, it might be waiting for an apology... Shout if you need a hand.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: NM
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When my wheel locks in my Mazda I try pulling the wheel back then turn the key. It always works. I had this truck for 6 years and it locks at least once or twice a month always has. I panicked the first time it happened. But a friend came by and showed me how to fix it. I hope you get it to working soon.


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Did you hit it really really hard and call it foul names??
LOL I did that the first time it happened to me LadyRobyn.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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*sigh*... done that.
My toyota did that on and off and we tried everything the last time. Finally had to call a locksmith. One of the little wafers in the ignition had broken. He took it apart and removed the wafer and the key could be pulled out, but it worked fine without replacing it.

If you had security types around, I've found that stuff like this is something they are used to dealing with. Or ask maintaince at your apt. Residents cars stuck where they can't be moved must be something they are used to.

But above all, don't get overheated right now. Won't help at all.
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Don't know how it works where you come from, but if you see a cop ask for help, most of them will help you get it going..........they'll even help a person change a tire in the rain............
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Did you say your car was a Saturn?

The older vehicles had a pin hole out side the key slot on on the base of the ignition. You could stick a peice of wire in the pin hole and pull out the ignition/key switch.
The later vehicle's (90's and up) have a "ring" with a tab on 2 sides that works like a wing nut and screws around the outer base of the switch.

See if the switch is loose,

This is what Saturn ignition switches look like when removed from the colomn.

#2 is the "lock cylinder" type

Which one does yours look like, maybe I can finded you some trouble shooting information online
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Maine
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mk, mine is the one on the right I think. It definitely has a plastic ring around it. The car is a 1999, so I imagine that's it.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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mk, mine is the one on the right I think. It definitely has a plastic ring around it. The car is a 1999, so I imagine that's it.
See if that ring moves when you try and turn the key, if it does, try to tighten it down with your fingers and see what happens.
If worse comes to worse, you can unscew it, pull out the switch and take it to an Auto parts store and replace it. Most Auto parts stores should have a replacement with new keys for around $20.00.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Really!? It's that easy!? I thought I'd have to pay someone to do it for me...
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