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Steering wheel wont lock

The steering wheel doesnt lock and sometimes cant turn ignition

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Neutral safety switch is bad.

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sprey some dw40 into the lock cylinder and try again.
you may have to wait a little while or repeat the porces several times, it will turn......

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: 1998 nissan altima gxe -ignition problem

Hi what is happening is that your turn off your car and left the wheels turned to one side and specially if your car is parke in a hill what you have to do is to force the steering wheel to the same direction of your wheels this will free up the ignition switch it is going to be hard let me tell you but it will work and this is why your shift don't work once you have the ignition switch free then your shift will work again

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: key wont turn in ignition

Try turning the wheel one way and then the other as you turn the key. Sometimes the steering will be force against the lock if turned of in a certain way. Just try to relieve the stress by turning the wheel from side to side. It may require some force but don't stand on it.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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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: 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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the steering wheel SHOULD be locked if the key is not in the ignition and turned to the 1st position.  If you can turn the steering wheel more than an inch or so without the key n the first position,  the ignition switch (read: thingy you put the key in) is bad.   
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