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Steering wheel lock stuck, key won't turn

My 740 wagon has has a lot of problems but this one gets the prize. I was driving as usual and parked the car, shut it off, and went inside for a while. Came back out an hour later to drive home and the key won't even pretend to turn now and the steering wheel is locked. It has an anti-theft device on it that I've always been able to get past- turn the key while rocking the wheel, but now my car is stuck on the other side of town. A friend of mine who thought he could help couldn't figure it out. Why does my key not work anymore and the wheel won't turn at all? i was in my truck and i was cleaning it and i went to go trun it on an the key won't trun

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  • dpritz Feb 15, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 1990 Ford Ranger "4 on the floor" manuel transmission. The wheels are turned to the left, you put the key in and the key won't turn and the steering wheel is locked up. I have tried to force the steering wheel back and forth while trying to turn the key--but no luck. I have not tried laying hard on the steering wheel in the direction the wheels are turned, but I will try that and see what happens--right now I'm 100 miles from the location of the car, so I will have to try next week.



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Try Turning steering wheel hard the direction that the tires are currently headed and turn the key. I have had the lock jam because the wheels were turned and had to lay on the steering wheel to finally get it to turn.

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I know this is an obvious solution but is the car fully in park? hey sometimes these things happen

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Check park gear, that it clicks. so,eti,es they lock first

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