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Will the key turn?? If not try to turn key while trying to wiggle the steering wheel back and forth, if it turns on a it still won't move either your steering knuckle is ceased up or your power steering pump is out. Make sure there is power steering fluid and you might have to drop out the pump and replace it, let me know anything further

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With the key in the ignition, tap on the key with something heavy like a pair of pliers, screwdriver etc. It will cause the pin inside the mechanism to drop, and the iginition will turn. Happened to me today, worked like a charm.

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When they did the alignment it's possible that they used a tool that locks the steering wheel straight while it's on the alignment rack.If they put too much pressure on the wheel when they used the steering wheel seat lock tool it may have stressed you tilt lock mech causing it not to lock where you want it.Hope this helps

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  2. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
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  2. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
  3. Insert a 0.125 (3.17mm) drill bit in the hole at the top of the cylinder housing and drill out the retaining pin. NOTE: Be careful not to drill into the lock cylinder housing.
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Releasing the lock cylinder retaining pin



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  2. Remove steering column shroud and lower the steering column.
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