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Unlocking the steering wheel

I have a hyundai sonata 2007 and the steering is locked up how can I unlock it? I tried everything from turning the key and slowly try to move the wheel, but still locked

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  • khallett Dec 07, 2008

    I place the key in the ignition and can't turn it to the start position.  I turn the steering wheel both to the left and to the right to unlock the wheel and no luck.

  • shilleary Dec 20, 2008

    I have a 2006 Hyundai Elantra and the steering wheel is locked, I cannot turn the key whatsoever. I have tried everything to unlock it but nothing works. I have turned the steering, my brake and clutch are in but no luck... help

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You'll need to have it diagnosed. Without actually looking at it myself, there are numerous possible causes and to take you through each one would take days.

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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