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Are you turning the key to "OFF" when it is removed? (Common for the key to come out, in ANY position. When the cylinder is worn out. Can crank without the key sometimes also. Sometimes "LOCK" works too, and you had better have the key to get it to turn!)
RIGHT NOW, with what you have said, it sounds like one of several possibilities.
Cylinder may have came off the rack and pinion on the other end from the key
Can you crank it? Does cranking seem normal "feel of the key"?
May be the ACTUAL IGNITION SWITCH, on the column---12 O'clock---other side of the dash----over the pedals. Slipped in its Adjusting Bolts/ screws---or the rod between the key and it came out or broke. Or the Actual switch is bad
I may can help you thru this. Really hard to see it. Kinda gotta feel your way into troubleshooting it or even harder. Feel to replace it!
Let me know where you stand
I will help
Do you have a manual for me to guide you with?
Monday, August 23rd, 2010 AT 10:05 PM