mescury mystique, ignition key will not turn
For the past several weeks, the key was hard sticking into or removing from the ignition but once inserted it worked fine. I had squirted some WD 40 into the key hole; it id not seem to help. Yesterday, about 1/2 hr after running a short errand, I could not turn the key; the steering wheel and transmission are both locked. I jiggled the key, turned the steering wheel both right and left (locked, slight move), tapped on the key, pulled and reinserted the key several times.... nothing. I came across several articles on replacing the tumbler, but they all required the key to be turned to the on posisition in order to release the tumbler. Because the key will not turn, I cannot put it in the on position. Does anyone know the way around it?
Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.