Key will not turn in Ignition

Tiny
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  • 2001 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • 4.6L
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
I had the car for two years and had no problems with this until three days ago. I made it home from work just fine about a hour later I go to get in the car to go to the store. I stick to key in Ignition the Ignition will not turn, the wheels were parked straight but the steering wheel was locked and the key would not turn the ignition. I sprayed some wd40 inside and tapped the key a little bit with a household hammer still nothing. The gear shift will not move and the car was parked slightly up on a hill. I had the car towed to the dealership for a unrelated recall and while it was parked level I tried again still no luck. If I have the dealership fix it I am looking at paying anywhere between $400.00 to $700.00. I also need tie rods and I have a power steering fluid leak. Also, my service theft system light just started to come on, but does not always come on. I do not know if that has anything to do with it but I figured that I would disclose that information just in case it does have something to do with it. I do not know much about cars but can someone please help me out and tell me what I should do with having the dealership fix it be the last resort?
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Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 AT 3:45 AM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Hello,

Yes it sounds like the tumbler is worn out which is common, Here is a guide and some diagrams to help you get the problem fixed or see what it will take to make it happen.

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

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, July 24th, 2017 AT 11:35 AM

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