Question about 1996 Geo Metro
Wheel is locked, but key still won't turn when turning the wheel. Was working just fine, then suddenly not. Weather has suddenly turned cold, so have tried warming ignition with a hairdryer, warming the key before inserting, applying Tri-Flow lubricant. Had a new key made about a year ago...could shavings buildup be blocking tumblers? Somehow I'm thinking the steering wheel lock might be interfering. Is there a way to override the anti-theft steering wheel lock?
The steering lock consists of a hardened pin and it may not be releasing any more although it shouldn't interfere with the turning of your key, just your steering unless the Geo is done differently.
If it was mine, I would get a little rough with it and turn the steering wheel hard from left to right while trying to turn the ignition key.
Even disassembly is not easy since the lock area is supposed to be secure so it cannot be easily defeated.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
I have a 92 geo metro same thing happened to me i thought somthing was wrong with the key so i sprayed wd40 in the key how and it worked!!! smoothly when i turned the key
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 19, 2015 | 1992 Geo Metro
Nov 16, 2014 | 1997 Geo Metro
Sep 30, 2017 | 1996 Geo Metro
Jun 24, 2017 | 2005 Chevrolet Blazer 4WD
Nov 11, 2010 | 1995 Geo Metro
Mar 07, 2010 | 2000 Nissan Altima
Dec 26, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Corsica
Jul 31, 2009 | 2004 Saturn VUE
801 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: