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The key in my 2001 Jeep Wrangler will not turn at all. I

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The key in my 2001 Jeep Wrangler will not turn at all. I have two transponder keys and neither will turn at all. It's as if the ignition is locked?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


Ok, first try the following - use a hammer and GENTLY tap around the key cylinder as you try to turn the key. Many times this is just sticking tumblers and this will resolve the issue. If it works, go by a hardware store and get some spray graphite. Spray inside the key cylinder and insert key and turn back and forth. This will lubricate the tumblers and prevent it from happening again.

If it doesnt work let me know and will go from there

Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

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