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    key wont turn?

    just bought an l reg wrx, been doing some work, gone to start it and the key wont turn, i lrft it for a bit, still no joy, any ideas, prev owner says car has done it b4 and he just left it overnight but dont wanna wait that long?? thanks

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    Registered User Yossarian's Avatar
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    maybe you gotta blow in the little tube first like the judge said.

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    The steering wheel is probaly locked...turn it left and right as you try to turn the car on.
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    Try shooting some WD40 in the slot. The tumbler is either worn or stuck. If you can't get it to free up, you will have to replace the lock cylinder.

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    I would say the steering wheel is locked... try turning it a little while you GENTLY turn the key. I would try that before calling anyone... Could save you some $$ but, more importantly some imbarrasment. I had a lady call the shop with the same problem. She paid to have her 05 325i towed in... it was back on the road faster than her face turned red. I didn't have the heart to charge her for more than the tow.

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    Registered User 4play kzn's Avatar
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    try fliping the key... use it the other way... might just wk

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    Registered User section9's Avatar
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    Mike502 is right. It happens to me every so often. Turn the wheel and key gently and it'll go.
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    Registered User STiDriven's Avatar
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    If the lock is sticking (not the steering wheel lock) get it fixed ASAP. I had that problem with my MR2 a while back, the lock would occasionally stick and I would have to wiggle the key for awhile before it would finally turn. I didn't get it fixed and one day, no matter how I tried the lock was stuck.

    Ended up having to get the car towed to get the lock fixed. $150 tow, $70 to replace the lock cylinder. If I would have gotten it fixed before it froze it would have cost me $50.

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