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I have a 2002 gmc envoy. the steering wheel won't lock

I can't turn the ignition key to start the engine

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  • tlightner56 Jan 21, 2009

    yes i tried wiggling the steering wheel from left to right and it still wouldn't lock. and I still couldn't turn the key

  • tlightner56 Jan 21, 2009

    the steering will not lock and i can't turn the key to start the engine.

  • phicks Jan 21, 2009

    The steering wheel does not lock.. Even when the key is off position and out of the ignition. Tried a different key and even tried to wiggle steering wheel from left to right but ignition will not turn over.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    sorry not sure what u mean, do u have another key?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what do u mean it still wouldn't lock? read your last post.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    have u tried wiggling the steering wheel from left to right to see if the steering wheel lock mechanism is causing this?

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SOURCE: replace starter on 2002 GMC Envoy SLT

check to see if the starter itself is getting a signal to crank. youll need to use a test light and have someone else try to start the vehicle, while you probe the wire to the starter to see if it is getting power. if not, check the starter fuse to make sure its not blown, as well as the starter relay to make sure that is good too (very common on gm's for bad relays) if the fuse and relay are good, but your not getting signal, it is an ignition switch problem.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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SOURCE: the key won't turn in the ignition, car is locked up

Try cranking the steering wheel to the side really hard and at the same time turn the key.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: key stuck in the ignition of 1998 GMC Jimmy

sounds like your shift lever for trans isnt making a tight connection when you put it in park....try shifting it in and out of park several times while trying to remove key......my lincoln does that occasionally and when i take it out of park and then back in it works......just a thought

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: the key is stuck in

the battery must have sufficient amount of juice to release the key

Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 4Runner locked steering wheel

Try jerking the wheel to one side or the other while turning the key. This should free it.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Lock steering wheel...Key won't turn in the ignition

Make sure to push the brake firmly with you foot. I do this all the time.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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Key will not turn in ignition


Probably because your steering lock is activated, if not then you have forced the ignition too much and it needs to be replaced.

Try the following:
Insert Key in ignition
Turn Steering Wheel to left side as much as it can when engine isnt started (apply some force), then try to see if key will turn in ignition.

If it doesn't work: Try same maneuver but turn Steering Wheel to the right instead.

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Try rotating your steering wheel back and forth. Sometimes the lock mechanism gets stuck.

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I know sometimes when the steering wheel locks it sort of causes a bind. Try moving your wheel back and forth as little as it may be and turn the key at the same time see if it unlocks and turns then.

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If your steering wheel is locked, turn it a bit away from the locked position. Key should turn now.

Otherwise, you may need to replace the ignition or you have a bad copy of a key.

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Are you saying that you are able to turn the ignition key but the steering wheel doesn't unlock, and the engine doesn't crank or is it that the key won't turn? Either way you have something broken, probably the ignition lock cylinder. The steering wheel has to be removed, There are quite a few special tools you have to have, you have to disable the air bag. It's not something you want to do yourself if your not sure what your doing.

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sounds like you need to either replace or clean the battery terminals. they are making just enough connection to work the lights but the load of turning on the key makes it lose what connection it has

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I've found that the steering lock on some vehicles will interfere with the ignition lock and the steering wheel may have to be rocked to find the right position.
I think the purpose of this was to ensure that the steering lock is engaged before you can take the key out; don't ask me why - if the key is out and anyone tries to steal the car, the steering wheel will find the pin the first time the wheel is turned 90-180 degrees anyhow.

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