key stuck in ignition

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Old 09-13-04, 07:14 AM
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key stuck in ignition

1995 MERCURY MYSTIQUE. The key won't go into the lock position acc. start and run position ok.Anyone had this problem?Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 09-13-04, 08:06 AM
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I just recently had this happen to a 1990 Mazda 929s. The ignition cylinder was worn just enough that the key had to be held in a certain position to remove easily. My particular case; I had to push in on key, then lift up, then turned to lock easy. Purchased new cylinder and working fine. Good luck.
 
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Old 09-13-04, 07:54 PM
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Try pulling the shifter towards park while pulling on the key. If it removes, transmission linkage is out of adjustment with shifter lock. I just fixed an 87 olds.
 
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Old 09-15-04, 08:22 AM
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Try as kklukas mentioned. This was a similar situation in my wife's old '85 GP. If the gear selector wasnt in Park, you couldnt remove the key. (safety issue).
 
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