I have a 1980 Coupe Deville. While have the tires change at tire shop they some how locked my steering wheel. Now it won't unlock. Try pulling the wheel hard to the left while trying to turn it on, No the key or wheel would turn. How do i fix this and bring my car home?
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Re: locked steering wheel
The problem may not be the steering wheel. It may be the shifter, try hold up on the shifter and turn the key. Sometimes the shifter can make it very hard to turn the key, especially when park on hills or inclines also check leakage, sometimes they can bind up making it hard to turn the key.
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the ignition key and steering lock are all in one place (part)
if the steering wheel wont unlock the operators guide shows what to do.
you wiggle the steering, as you wiggle the key to unlock.
if tires are against the carb, this can be very hard to do.
ask hubby to do that. (yank wheel hard )
The problem is the serpentine (Drive Belt) belt.Theeem belt is broken or slipping. An early detections is the power steeirng may seem tough turn at times. If you notice slight steering probles. Check the driving belt! Also, check the idler pulley for wear, if the idler pulley bad replace the pulley before putting the belt on!