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The key won't turn in the ignition (2003 PT Cruiser). The

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The key won't turn in the ignition (2003 PT Cruiser). The steering wheel isn't locked like it should be. I tried a spare key. Worked fine last night.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Eric replied 11 months ago.


Ok, it sounds like the tumblers are sticking. The following works like a charm - use hammer and GENTLY tap around the ignition cylinder as you turn the key. It should unstick them and allow the key to turn all the way.

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