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Key won’t come out, key won’t turn

Key won’t come out of lock Key won’t turn, key warning chime sounds with key out, Ford Focus Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 05-21-17 to address key and lock cylinder problems on 2000-05 Ford Focus vehicles. The problem may show as difficulty or complete inability to turn the key, inability to remove the key, the key in ignition chime rings even after you’ve removed the key. This vehicle is equipped with a key removal inhibit circuit to prevent you from removing the key from the lock cylinder … Read More

Honda odyssey key won’t turn

The key won’t turn Honda odyssey Shops are reporting a large number of Honda Odyssey vehicles where the key binds in the lock cylinder on the steering column. This is usually caused by damage to the tumblers in the cylinder. The only fix is to replace the lock cylinder.   © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

Key stuck in lock — Chrysler Minivans

Key stuck in lock on Chrysler Minivans Some Chrysler minivans experience a problem with a key stuck in lock where the user cannot turn the key in the ignition lock cylinder, or they can turn the tumblers but the key will not release. Sometimes it takes brute force to get the cylinder to turn. But before you try that, you may as well give this procedure a try: Jack the vehicle up to remove weight off the front wheels. That frees up the rack and produces a little slack in … Read More


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