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Old 06-13-2006, 08:05 PM   #1
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Question Key will not fit into ignition

My daughter-in-law parked the 99 dodge caravan on a unlevel incline to check mail. When she got back in the car, the steering wheel was locked and the key would not turn the ignition. I had the car towed to a transmission repair service and the technician told me that it was nothing that could be done unless the key fits the ignition. What other alternatives are available to fix the problem?

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Old 06-13-2006, 09:07 PM   #2
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on older cars if the wheel locks dont you have to put the key in and press a button near the key as you turn it to unlock it? on my friends vehicle there is this plastic nob that sits behind the key slot and as you turn the key you have to turn that to unlock the wheel.

I am just wondering if she DROVE to get the mail in the Van, that must have means the key worked in the first place. So I doubt it some how morphed in to a different shape.

I think you just wasted $$$ on a tow bill.
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Old 06-14-2006, 01:20 AM   #3
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Stupid question, but have you tried turning the wheel one way or another when trying to start the van?....
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Old 07-01-2006, 01:12 AM   #4
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all you do is have someone strong push and pull the steering wheel back and forth while you try to turn on the ignition. happens to me all the time because my dad always moves the steering wheel when he gets out.
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