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2000 dodge caravan. Shifter stuck in park. Ignition stuck in

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2000 dodge caravan. Shifter stuck in park. Ignition stuck in off position.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It sounds as if you have a lock cylinder issue. If you're unable to turn the key fro the lock position and the steering column isn't locked in a way that is binding the interlock then the issue is a stuck tumbler in the lock cylinder. You may have able to break loose temporarily until the lock cylinder can be replaced.

Spray some penetrating oil directly into the lock cylinder. Insert the key and run it in and out quickly a few times, you can repeat the whole process a couple times. Then insert the key fully and give it a few sharp taps on the end. This may knock the stuck tumbler loose.