Will not turn out of on position

Tiny
TRENT PORTER
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • V6
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
I can start my car, but when I turn it off I cannot turn the key any farther than the on position. The steering wheel is not locked, it is all the way in park, and the car will still turn over. How do I go about finding the problem?
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Thursday, September 1st, 2016 AT 4:07 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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Maybe this will help?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/ignition-switch-wont-turn-stuck

Return with good news!

The Medic
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Thursday, September 1st, 2016 AT 4:40 PM
Tiny
AL514
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I had a 2004 cavalier that the key was worn out and eventually it wore the tumbler out from forcing it all the time.
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Thursday, September 1st, 2016 AT 4:46 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Yep it sounds like the tumbler gear is worn out and needs replacing.

Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

Best, Ken
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Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 AT 12:27 PM

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