the ignition key/cylinder/tumbler won't turn. What might be causing this?

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Asked by Mar 30, 2016 at 04:12 PM about the 2009 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The ingnition key tumbler won't turn!! That's it.  It's locked up.  It is on a 2009 Ford Taurus.  This happens occasionally, but several tries will usually get it to turn--not this time.

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You ignition switch is out.

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Like sixfootsix says ignition is out or the key is badly worn if you have a spare key try using that.

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Thanks.

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