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Car's wheel and ignition are stuck? My dad came over and turned the wheel hard to the right and I tried turning it on but nothing. The steering wheel will not turn at all to the left but will a tiny bit to the right, but not turning the wheels. I have no clue what to do and I need the car soon...

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I had a similar experience with my vehicle, don't know if my solution will work for you.
Look at the direction of your wheels. If they are turned hard to the right, force the steering wheel in that direction and while holding it, turn the ignition. It should take it out of the locked state. Hope it helps!

Posted on Oct 18, 2013

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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

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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: car steering wheel locked; car won't start

If this is a floor shifter or center console shifter there is actually a lock release next to the shifter. Look next to the shifter handle and you should see a small square plug in the console remove the plug and you will see a little white button in it this is the shifter release push it and you can move the shifter.

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SOURCE: car steering wheel is very hard to turn left,

it sounds like the steering gear needs to be replaced cost varies about 500 plus alignment

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SOURCE: when turning steering wheel to left very hard to turn

Sounds like the begining of a bad rack n pinion. We can eliminate the pump because the car turns to the right fine. There is no loss of fluid? The only thing left is the rack. It is a fairly commin issue. Use to call it morning sickness, The cars would be hard to turn in the morning or when first started but after running and warming up for a while they would start to work properly.

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