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Key will not release steering column.locked in place, yikes HELP!!!

Ok, key will not release steering column, like its locked in place. suggestions oh please.

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  • cindy lewis
    cindy lewis Jan 21, 2013

    well he worked on suv till 9;30 last night, got a steering wheel puller but still no sucess yet, hopefully soon. if we was rich it would be at a shop, never knew it would be this hard, thank you so much..

  • Adrian Jaramillo
    Adrian Jaramillo Jan 21, 2013

    no need to pull steering wheel..

  • cindy lewis
    cindy lewis Jan 21, 2013

    really? oh boy i hate to tell him that. what sould he be doing?oh my lord. its been a nightmare. hes about froze outside, good grief.

  • cindy lewis
    cindy lewis Jan 21, 2013

    so if i call will you talk to hubby, i know hes so aggravated, hes disabled and this is so frustrating and ******* him.

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Common problem. key tumbler or key bad. try different key. if not spraw w-d 40 lightly into key tumbler. tap lighly on end of key with hammer while turning key. if key turns, do not put key in lock position until someone replaces key tumbler. cheaper to repair if key is unlocked

Posted on Jan 19, 2013

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  • cindy lewis
    cindy lewis Jan 19, 2013

    done that, got friend helping, no results yet.

  • cindy lewis
    cindy lewis Jan 19, 2013

    the key isnt stuck, it just will not let steering wheel go.tried 3 keys.

  • cindy lewis
    cindy lewis Jan 19, 2013

    have finally got shroud off now what?

  • Adrian Jaramillo
    Adrian Jaramillo Jan 20, 2013

    if the key is not turning to the on position, then either the key is bad, tumbler bad, or possible that you parked against a block stop which is perventing you to turn key. try this. wiggle steering wheel back and forth at the same time see if key turns..

  • cindy lewis
    cindy lewis Jan 20, 2013

    thank you so much for getting back to me. three keys, none works.driveway has no blockstop,wheels straight,got shroud off, tumbler could be bad, checking service manual and book that came with it. reading now, before i get to far in book, how hard is it to replace the tumbler? does steering wheel have to come off? going to attempt to do this ourselves?? Oh boy.Ha. If you can think of anything else let me know, Thanks so much..!!!!!!

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SOURCE: Looking to remove the ignition lock from the

lower the column about an inch.then the top cover will pull out.remove the steering wheel depress the lock plate (requires special tool) remove circlip and tool remove horn terminald (white connector with 2 copper terminals)pull straight ouit with pliers do not drop clip under white connector.remove screw holding lock in place pull lock straight out.

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SOURCE: how do i remove key lock cylinder on steering

Turn ignition key/lock cylinder to the ON position. Insert a thin screwdriver into the slot adjacent to the switch attaching screw boss (right-hand slot). Depress the spring latch located at the bottom of the slot to release the key/lock cylinder. Remove the cylinder.
to remove key-lock cylinder switch Ignition Switch

Removal & Installation

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove the steering column shroud and lower the steering column.
3. Detach the ignition switch electrical hardness connector.
4. Remove 2 nuts retaining the ignition switch to the steering column housing.
5. Lift the ignition switch upward to disengage the actuator rod from the switch and remove the switch.


To install:

> When installing the ignition switch, both the locking mechanism at the top of the column and the switch itself must be in the LOCK position for correct adjustment. To hold the mechanical parts of the column in the LOCK position, move the shift lever into PARK (with automatic transmissions) or REVERSE (with manual transmissions), turn the key to the LOCK position, and remove the key. New replacement switches, when received, are pinned in the LOCK position by a metal shipping pin inserted in a locking hole on the side of the switch.


6. Engage the actuator rod in the ignition switch.
7. Place the ignition switch on the steering column housing and loosely install 2 retaining nuts.
8. Move the switch up or down along the column to locate the mid-position of the actuator rod lash, then tighten the retaining nuts to 47-64 inch. Lbs. (5-7 Nm).
9. Raise the steering column into position at instrument panel. Install steering column shroud.
10. Connect the negative battery cable.
11. Remove the locking pin, connect the battery cable, and verified that the engine will only crank in PARK and NEUTRAL. Also check to make certain the start circuit cannot be actuated in the DRIVE and REVERSE positions.
to get more help on this issue with more details. then please click on this link directly
http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_5880956_change-ignition-lock-cylinder.html
thanks.this will help.

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