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I have a 1998 Toyota Sienna and the Ignition wont turn, EDIT: the steering wheel we were able to lock it.... ??? help please ;)

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Looks like compatibility issues... guess u'll need to diagnose more.. have u referred to a help book? If u don't have it get one from google or find one from big-manuals com

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Check that the ignition switch wheel lock is disengaging completely and not catching on the teeth in the column.

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Your minivan may need a new ignition lock cylinder. Before going too far. Do you have more than one key? If the key/s don't work try spraying WD-40 or a similar penetrating oil into the key cylinder. Toyota uses Half Tumblers which can hang up when they get old or worn. This works most of the time and is worth trying. Be patient, this will take some time to work the fluid into the tumblers. After spraying into the cylinder take the ignition key and slide it in and out of the cylinder normal and listen for clicking. At first you may hear nothing. If that is the case then the tumblers are stuck. Continue to move the key in and out at normal speed 12 times and try to turn the key to RUN. If the key still doesn't work. Remove the key and spray more fluid. Like I said, Patients. You may need to repeat this procedure six or more times. At some point you should hear the tumbles clicking. Side note: Try no to go too crazy with the oil. If you put too much oil into lock cylinder it may leak out behind the dash and leak onto your carpet. Also when you remove the key it should be covered with a black oily film. This is normal and temporary. It is from years of use and is combination of old aluminum and metal dust. Place an old Tee shirt, towel or rags down onto the floor to protect the carpet and have a towel, napkin or rag available to wipe the key off as needed. Any questions please feel free to write back. Good luck.

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SOURCE: 1997 pontiac sunfire key wont turn in ignition

You will have to have the ignition cylinder replaced in the car. The only thing that keeps that ignition from turning is a little tang on the sdie of it. The only way that tang moves is by the tumblers inside the cylinder moving it. They will have a hard time replacing it too as they can't remove the cylinder from the bore until it is in the "run" position. Obviously there are ways to get them out but it usually involves using half the tools of a good tech's toolbox. if it is towed the towtruck driver will have to use dolly wheels or remove the shifter cable at the transmission to get it to move as it will be stuck in park- unless is a standard shift.
I am sorry for the bad news. Get a second opinion from somebody that can put their hands on it , but it sounds like you have a tried all or most of the tricks.
Good luck...........Scott

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SOURCE: 1998 nissan altima gxe -ignition problem

Hi what is happening is that your turn off your car and left the wheels turned to one side and specially if your car is parke in a hill what you have to do is to force the steering wheel to the same direction of your wheels this will free up the ignition switch it is going to be hard let me tell you but it will work and this is why your shift don't work once you have the ignition switch free then your shift will work again

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: key wont turn in ignition

had the same problem with a 99 dodge van. tow truck driver put the key into the ignition and tapped it a couple of times while turning the key to freed it up and start the engine. works as long as you leave the key in the ignition so i use a second key to lock/unlock the van. hope this works for you. gary

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Steering wheel locked in place, key will not turn...

Very likely the steering thrust stored in the tires attempting to turn back is forcing excessive tension against the steering lock.

Try (very hard) to turn the steering wheel either direction while turning the key gently.

If that solves it you can avoid this by letting go of the steering after stopping to park, turn off the ignition slowly (engine off, pause, then key out). This will ensure that the steering wheel comes to rest prior to locking the column.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: ignition key won t turn. steering wheel locked

the key may be worn badly or the ignition needs to be replaced.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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