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Steering wheel won't move, neither will the key in the ignition. 1998 Buick LeSabre. Please help.

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  • irishgirl537 Mar 09, 2009

    Thank you, it worked!

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    My steering wheel is locked and i cant turn the key in the ignition. My wheels are also locked and I cant shift the car into neutral.

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    Nicole Busbee Aug 10, 2017

    My steering is locked and key won't turn I have a 2001 Buick century I need to get to work help



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The steering gets locked when you turn the steering without switching the ignition for this you pull the steering to your left by using your pressure and live it then try the ignition

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Sounds like the anti-theft lock is stuck. Try having a friend turn the wheel to the left, hard, while you turn the ignition key. (Works if the front wheels are not locked up against a curb)

Posted on Mar 09, 2009


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SOURCE: key stuck in the ignition of 1998 GMC Jimmy

Is the ignition switch turned off? Is it in ACC mode. It may be that the locking mechanism on the steering wheel is engaged. If that’s the problem, try working the steering wheel back and forth while also trying to remove the key. This may help you to remove the key itself, but does not fix the overall problem. I believe that the cutting of the key its self is the problem. Try just getting a knew key made. Hope this helps…. John…

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SOURCE: Ignition Key Won't Turn

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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SOURCE: ignition key won t turn. steering wheel locked

the key may be worn badly or the ignition needs to be replaced.

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SOURCE: key wont come out of ignition in 1998 saturn sl2

I had the same problem, I found out that there was a spring that broke off in the shifter and got jamed into the shifter's path, I removed the spring and was able to get the key out after the shifter was all the way into the parked position. I however have another problem now, when I did so the wiring harness started to smoke the next day when I went to start the car.

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