When I went to park my van the sterring column gear got stuck so I put it into park and it seemed like I stripped the sterring column. Now the van won't turn on but the power comes without the van turning over. What could be the problem?
The neutral sensor went out thats why it wouldn't turn on and I accidently broke the sterring coulumn so I went to the junkyard and found the same van and took off that sterring column. Now its on my van and its running better
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Its a simple fix - you just need to put your right hand underneath the dash, under the ignition switch with the stuck key, and feel around for the stiff transmission-shift-lock cable, and just giggle it about a bit. Try all directions, don't be aggressive with it; and eventually you will be able to turn the key to the LOCK position. Good luck
I took the cover off the steering column by removing 4 screws. (I had to remove the dash by removing 2 screws behind the Hood release and yanking the cover off. This is how you gain access to the two forward most bolts on the steering column cover.) From hear you should see the shift interlock on the top right of the sterring column. Pull the white lever to release the key lock. Turn the key to lock and remove your key. I would then purchase a new interlock and replace it.
if it is a column shift try with your left hand reaching over the sterring wheel and pulling back or up to park position a little higher and with your right hand turning the key. don't know for sure but give it a shot
have had a car stuck in park before, and some of same symptoms. on some vehicles there is an access hole with a cap that you have to pop off by the shifter column. You can over ride the lock on the column through this. Maybe it will help.
no, u shouldn't have to pull the steering wheel. pull the cover off the column, there are 2 or 4 nuts that hold the column up to the dash, remove them and let the column lay on the seat- u should disconnect your battery before doing so. you can get to the shift tube from there- most likely u'll find that the bushings have gone bad and need replacement.