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When it is difficult to remove the ignition key, it most probably is caused by the interllock system.
You need to check/adjust the solenoid at gear shift to ensure it is returning fully to enable the removal of the key.
The brake wearing off fast and hot after running could be due to improper brake pedal to power booster clearance. With insufficient clearance, the brakes are partially engaged.
Another possible reason are the brake calipers are stuck or the slider bolts are seized, This would result in poor braking efficiency and rapid pads wear.
Sunday, October 12th, 2008 AT 4:36 PM