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  1. #1
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    Modesto, Ca

    Ignition keeps locking up

    Hey guys any one else ever experience this? My car keeps locking the key in the ignition where I can't turn the ignition over. It stays in locked. My tires aren't locked up and I just swapped out the whole steering column, only to have the same result! Any help is greatly appreciated

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    Boosting Mod SilverMk2's Avatar
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    Mar 2003
    Santa Clara & Stockton, CA
    Did you try wiggling the steering wheel back and forth lightly while turning the key to take any pressure off the lock?

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    Edmonton, AB
    Try spraying some lubricant in there.
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    CelicaSupra.com Member supkar's Avatar
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    Is it possible the key is worn out? Key code is on the pass. door tumbler. Just a thought. If lubricant does not help, you could buy a used ignition tumble with key or try having a new key cut for your existing tumbler.
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