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A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
Category: Lincoln
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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 in the ignition
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I tried turning the key to get it out and it still won't come out
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lincoln
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My keys are not coming out
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

What year and model Lincoln are you working on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2007 mkz
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it's completely in park
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Can you start the vehicle and shift it into gear?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year 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.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks u
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year 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.