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Steering wheel is unlocked but key won't turn in ignition

Steering wheel is free but key won't turn in ignition

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SOURCE: 03 suburban steering wheel unlocked and can't turn key

Jiggle the steering wheel straight then proceed to turn key the steering column gets locked and immobile try that guys/ Please rate my response thank you very much

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: steering wheel locked up. key will not unlock it. is i

Either your key is worn too much or your tumbler/lock cylinder is damaged.

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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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SOURCE: cannot unlock the steering wheel on oldsmobile intrigue 2001

is it the right key for that car? cause if not then that is the problem... if it is the right key, then you might have to replace the key cylinder cause you may have something broken in it...

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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.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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