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    Sticking ignition key

    When I turn the key to start the car it sometimes sticks full on so the starter is still engaged, is it just a case of spraying wd40 or silicon lube into the barrel?

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    Chances are that will help free it, usually they stick around the steering lock postion though
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    had mine on my GSi changed on warranty for this. No amount of oil would fix it. Remove the barrel and see if it is sticky in your hand. If so you will need a new barrel
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    Becareful of this because if you don't keep an eye on it you could end up replacing the starter motor and ignition barrel.
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