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I have a 2001 impala every time I try to turn my wheel the left wheel locks in place and will not turn.. What's wrong?

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Sounds like a reallt bad CV joint in your axle. Also possible that your axle is pulling out of transmission. Jack car up and have someone move wheel around while watching and listening . Good luck, and I wouldn't drive it like that, you may cause more damage if it lets go. good luck if this is of help, please rate solution

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

  • Jachelle pulley Jan 07, 2013

    See I heard like a "pop" noise about 15 min prior to the car wheel locking every time I tried to turn?

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    jamiem1416 Jan 07, 2013

    That will definatily turn out to be a CV joint. It is a universal joint on the axle. This is a pretty easy fix and I could walk you through it, but if I was you, I'd try jacking it up and spinning the wheels . Also grab onto the wheel and try to move in in and out, from top top bottom. Grab the axle near the wheel and pull it hard. If you get any movement at all, look at where it's coming from. . If your wheel moves at all, it could also be a wheel bearing gone bad, but they usually give you some warning before they actually bind up. They usually get bad and sound like you are on railway tracks. Try these methods and let me know how you make out. I can walk you through better if you test these things.Good luck.Not a huge fix


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Try turning the wheel as to release pressure and then turn the key, if that don't work the ignition lock tumble's pins are bad, a mobile locksmith can rekey your ignition lock.

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Need to remove the plastic under steering wheel and you will see a lock. whit a screw driver push it and turn the key.put some oil 123 or grease.att:Teo

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