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Maybe a locksmith to re-key lock

Solution: I called a locksmith and he did the following:

1. He squirted WD40 into the lock and inserted a key he made into the ignition. He proceeded to bang the key while in the ignition with the back of the pliers.

2. He then removed the cylinder from the steering column.

3. He then proceeded to remove each pin from the cylinder to clean them and run them across a file to remove any burrs.

4. He sprayed WD40 all over the cylinder and used a thin tool to clean every opening.

5. He then put it all back together and it worked perfectly.

It cost $80 and he guaranteed his work forever. He said most locksmiths will just get it to work without taking it apart to thoroughly clean everything. He recommended that I spray WD40 into the ignation twice a year and move the key in and out repeatedly to keep it in good working order.

sometimes the steering wheel is jammed into a certain position that it will not allow the key to turn. try to pull the steering wheel one way or another while trying to turn the key. Steve

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Q: 98 mountaineer steering column is locked and when the key is inserted into the ignition it will not turn it either way the vehicle is imobile Any suggestions?
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