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My key is stick in the ignition, I tried turning the key to…

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My key is stick...

My key is stick in the ignition

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

I tried turning the key to get it out and it still won't come out

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Lincoln
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My keys are not coming out
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2/28/2016
Lincoln Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 2 years ago
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What year and model Lincoln are you working on?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
2007 mkz
Lincoln Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 2 years ago

First, make sure the vehicle is completely in park. If it is not completely in park, it will not release the key.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
it's completely in park
Lincoln Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 2 years ago

Can you start the vehicle and shift it into gear?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I can
Lincoln Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 2 years ago

The problem is the ignition key cylinder. It is internally broken and not releasing the key. You can either call a locksmith or talk it to a repair shop to have it serviced. There is a release mechanism built into the key cylinder to allow the key to release.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok thanks u
Lincoln Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 2 years ago

If the key cannot be removed, a new one will have to be made and the key cylinder will have to be drilled out and a new one built and installed to match the existing key to the vehicle.

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