Ignition wont turn on

Tiny
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When I put the key in the ignition and try to turn it, it doesnt budge at all. When I first tried it the steering wheel wasnt locked, so I tried moving the steering wheel around and turning the key but still it wouldnt move. I turned wheel to the left and about 3/4 of the way it locked and still the ignition doesnt budge.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2011 AT 11:59 PM

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Tiny
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The car is in park

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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 12:22 AM
Tiny
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Is this caused by a bad ignition?

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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 12:35 AM
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It could be the tumbler needing lubericated. They make special lubericant for lock tumblers. Try that first. You can get it at most parts stores.

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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 12:38 AM
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Just to add to this one it could be a worn out key does your key look worn?

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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 12:46 AM
Tiny
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Can you use wd-40?

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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 12:48 AM
Tiny
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No it doesnt. Ive also tried two different keys

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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 12:55 AM
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Yes. Just don't over do it. Also, make sure the key isn't worn to a point it no longer works as mentioned by melvindoo92. If you have a spare one, try it.

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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 12:55 AM
Tiny
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Alright I lubericated it and it still wont budge. Any suggestions on what I should try next?

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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 1:12 AM
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You should use dry graphite to lube the cylinder. Try lightly taping on the key hole with a hammer then try turning it.

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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 1:20 AM
Tiny
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What is dry graphite?

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Friday, October 28th, 2011 AT 1:47 AM

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