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Steering wheel is locked on 2001 jeep grand cherokee laredo

My steering wheel is.locked,key will not turn.front wheels are turned.all this happen after i parked it.

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  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    Yes, I have the same problem with my 1999 Grand Cherokee.

    We've tried turning the wheel in the direction that it got stuck in, but too no avail.


  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    I hit the key a couple times until it comes unlocked. Seems to be happening more now that it is very cold out

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    if my 2000 jeep cherokee had a face I would punch it.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Turn the steering wheel and front wheels don't move

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Try gently rocking wheel back an forth while wiggling the key

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