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2005 Dodge neon: key stuck..park and key will not release

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2005 Dodge neon key stuck in ignition. Car is off in park and key will not release
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Dodge expert replied 4 years ago.
Welcome to just I'm here to help you and your 100% satisfaction is my goal.Most often this is caused by a faulty ignition lock cylinder itself ,Is this an automatic or standard transmission ?Tried tapping on the key lightly while turning it see if the key will turn all off . Let me know what you find and we will continue testing further if necessary . I'll be with you as long as it takes to solve your problem so please reply back to me right here. Thank you very much
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The car is an automatic. We tried tapping and turning the key. The steering will not lock either if that helps
Expert:  Dodge expert replied 4 years ago.
what position is the key stuck in ? Does it go to the lock position?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It is stuck in the lock position I can start the car and drive but when I stop turn the car off I am unable to remove the key. I can shut the car down etc

Expert:  Dodge expert replied 4 years ago.
The next step is we're going to have to remove the ignition lock cylinder and see if it's a lock cylinder or the ignition switch itself that's causing your problem
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
should I simple purchase an ignition lock and replace?
Expert:  Dodge expert replied 4 years ago.
replace the lock and the switch together .
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