ignition not turning

Asked by Sep 03, 2012 at 12:31 PM about the 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After being unable to bring the key back to the lock position I pushed on the solenoid on the under-side of the steering column and was able to bring it all the way back.  But now I cannot move the key out of the lock position even after pushing on the solenoid again. Any ideas on what it is and how to get it to turn back?  

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could be binding on the steering lock wigglle steering wheel and see if you can turn key


had that problem.....when It would happen I would have to sit for about 30 to 60 sec and then the key would be release...it had something to do with the relay and also then I would make turn my wheel all the way to the right or left......I would have to make sure the tires are not turned when I park.

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