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Steering wheel wont unlock 2002 Toyota hilux

Steering wheel is in the locked position will not budge

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    I have a 97 4runner and I can,t unlock the wheel to turn ignition on I understand fro a Toyota dealer that this is a very common problem in all toyota's. Turning the wheel while turning the key doesn,t help. Any other suggestions and the tires are heading straight.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    Turn the steering wheel HARD to the left or right whilst turning the key in the ignitionat the same time. Advise if this works.

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emissionwiz
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SOURCE: locked up steering wheel

Pull the steering wheel from left to right and then right to left, back and forth while trying to turn key, on occasion this works.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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SOURCE: steering wheel of my Toyota Corolla LE 2007 vivrates

Hello. A vibration in the steerign wheel indicates an issue with the front tires. They are either out of balance, and would need to be rebalanced, or it is possible (although remotely) that the tire(s) may be compromised (after hitting a pothole), the belts in the tire may be corrupted. What I would suggest is to take the car to a reputable tire place, and get the balance checked. While the tire is on the balancer, the Tech will be able to see if the tire is out-of-round due to possible road damage. Probably just a tire balance problem. Thanks for choosing FixYA for assistance.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: steering wheel hard to turn on my 1989 toyota camry

check power steering pump fluid level and belt.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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Either your key is worn too much or your tumbler/lock cylinder is damaged.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

USfalcon
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try to spray inside the key lock cylinder (the place where u put ur key ) by PB puster or WD40 then turn the steering wheel lift and right with try to turn the key to position on
i hope this will help

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

Outofworkjoe
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SOURCE: 2002 Saturn SL1 steering wheel locks

Try spraying WD40 into key hole,then try again.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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