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My steering wheel is locked and the key will not turn on my car

I first stuck the key in the ignition and when it would not move i tried rotating the wheel from side to side while turning the key but no luck! i don't want to make a potential problem worse. Please help.... i am mechanically challenged

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Pull steering to left or right holding pressure away from locked position while turning key to off position

Posted on Jan 14, 2013

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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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The steering locks don't necessarily engage when the key is removed, I always turn the wheel before exiting to engage it. There are several positions that will allow the pin to lock in but if between these, it may seem that it isn't locked.

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sprey some dw40 into the lock cylinder and try again.
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This is a trickey one, you have to shake the steering wheel, Left & right sideways,While holding the key over. You may need help with this.

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