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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Question: Ignition wont turn

 

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golfer73, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Honey Brook, PA, January 16, 2011, 04:55
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1996 VW, Jetta with auto trans: Car seems to " lock-up", the key wiil not turn. The only way to get the ignition to turn is to physically/aggressivly rock the car back & forth while attempting to turn key

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    torque wrench from Stewart's Auto Repair LLC, January 16, 2011, 07:25
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    sounds like the shift interlock cable is out of adjustment , It stops you from starting the car without having the car in park, and foot on the brake. You can have someone check that out for you or buy a Haynes or Chilton repair manual for about $20.00 it will tell you how to adjust or replace it, has pictures too for help in locating.

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    golfer73, January 16, 2011, 20:02
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    Super, sounds like a winner or at least a good start.
    Many thanks.

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