Key won't turn in my 99 Plymouth Voyager

Tiny
BRYLIGA
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  • 1999 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER
I cannot get the key to turn in my 99 plymouth voyager minivan. It acts like it is locked. The van is in park. However, yesterday the brake light came on.I've had the brakes worked on withing the past 3 weeks. The van has about 112,000 miles on it. Could it be low brake fluid? If so, where do I add more brake fluid? I could not find a cap labeled "brake fluid" when ii popped the hood. Please help!
thanks for your time-
bryliga
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Monday, March 20th, 2006 AT 10:33 AM

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Tiny
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The brake fluid would have nothing to do with the ignition switch. As for the switch locked, try moving the steering wheel up and down if it is adjustable. And try turning or jerking the wheel hard left or right while trying to turn the key. At 112,000 the ignition tumblers or the key could be worn down! The brake master cylinder is on the drivers side at the top of the engine compartment. The fluid is plastic lite tan in color and has a removeable cap on top at the front.
If you wipe the plastic container off with a paper towel you should be able to see the level of the fluid. It is below the seam in the middle of the container it's too low. Fill it only half way between the seam and the top. If that don't work, take it back to whom ever worked on it and make them fix it. Provided you can get it to start!
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Monday, March 20th, 2006 AT 12:54 PM
Tiny
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You solved 2 problems for me-
the jerking the steering wheel while turning the ignition unlocked the tumbler-
also-
the brake fluid is low so I need to add more-
do you know what kind of brake fluid the voyager needs?

I know little to nothing about cars/vans-
thanks for the help-
saved me quite a bit of $$$ to have it towed and worked on.

I will be getting the dealer to make a new key cuz I think this one is probably worn down a bit-

again-
thanks so much for the time and advice

bryliga
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Monday, March 20th, 2006 AT 7:42 PM
Tiny
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Any DOT 3 break fluid will work
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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 AT 4:08 AM

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