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I drove my 2004 Range Rover yesterday and it started up perfectly, I parked and waited about 20mins to pick my daughter up from school, I tried to start it but nothing happened disconnected the battery then reconnected and still won't start had to have my truck towed home now the key wont turn :-( please help me

It sounds like you have suffered a failure of the steering column.  That is a common problem with trucks you your year/model.  Depending on the repair needed you could be looking at a $2,000 job.  I'm sorry to the bearer of bad news but that is my best guess

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I own J E Robison Service in Springfield, MA. We are Bosch Car Service for Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes, and other European lines. I can answer most questions about Land Rover service or repair. I'm known as a car enthusiast, machine aficianado, photographer, writer, and speaker. I've been around Land Rovers and British cars most of my life. Visit me at my car business, or my author website, Check out my autism and writing blog at or my photos on John Elder Robison


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