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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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