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Steering column lock and won`t unlock

2001 Mazda tribute that steering locked and will not unlock now. Truck is parked at a slight slope . Tried to move vehicle to disengage trans lock with no success. What can I do ?

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Here you got some tip: http://car-tech.org.uk/tips/how-to-fix-a-locked-steering-wheel/ If this will not work and you live in or near London then call them, I am sure they can fix it.

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I had the same problem. Try pushing inward on the key while wiggling the steering wheel. You most likely cut of the ingnition before you had completely stopped the car, or took you foot off the brake before it completely stopped. This happens on any type of slope and lock up the spring.

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Sounds like you are doing the right thing... Also, try to remove any tension on steering components...Try turning the steering wheel a bit more towards the direction the wheels are turned...This will relieve tension on steering wheel internal lock.

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