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When i adjusted my steering wheel my car shuts off after I just installed a new battery. I broke my door handle and my battery died cause I didn't have a door key until I got one made recently, and the guy who fixed it had to climb in the drivers side and he put my steering wheel up. Now I started my car and adjusted my wheel to a even position so I can see my dash and my car stops dead, shows brake warning on dash. Help!! What's going on with my 1992 Buick Riveria.
The wires connecting your ignition switch to your ignition system are cracking. Leave your steering when'll in the upright position until you can get it repaired.
Posted on Nov 24, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
that sounds like its the ignitionswitch is going bad on the car or its the ignition its self. it could also be a loose wire going to your starter.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
All you need is two inexpensive things to fix this. 1. Hammer and 2. WD-40. First, put the key in the ignition and tap it with the hammer. (this should unlock the steering wheel and the iginition) Second, spray some WD-40 in the key opening on the ignition, then put the key in again and proceed to tap it some more with the hammer. (WHEN I SAY TAP THE HAMMER I DO NOT MEAN HIT IT WITH FULL FORCE)... Any who keep put WD-40 and tapping it until you can turn the key without the help of the hammer... (should be at least 4 times) THE PROBLEM IS THAT WITH TIME DEBRI BUILDS UP IN THE IGNITION, AND THIS CAUSES THE STEERING TO LOCK UP WHEN YOU PLACE THE KEY IN THE IGNITION. THE HAMMER UNLOCKS THE SPRINGS IN THE IGNITION AND THE WD-40 CONVERTS THE DEBRI TO LIQUID SO IT CAN CLEAN THE IGNITION...
Posted on May 06, 2009
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
Posted on May 16, 2009
SOURCE: 1998 Buick LeSabre
Hello, there can be a couple things that might be of concern. Is it the 3.4 or 3.8L engine? While driving, does it feel like the transmission is shifting properly? If it feels like it jerks after a slight delay, its poss it may have a Mass Air Flow sensor that is failing. This sometimes sets a code, turning the check engine light on. With the 3.4 engine, there are 2 sensors that control spark and fuel. The first is the camshaft sensor, located just below the power steering pump, and can cause this concern. There is also a crankshaft sensor that is behind the harmonic balancer, may be at fault. The 3.8 engine also has similar sensors that could be the problem. You described that after it cools slightly that it will restart. This is a fairly easy condition for a good repair shop to diag. They will need to hook up a scanner and let what we call a "Heat soak" the engine to duplicate your concern. When the engine stalls, they can run a couple test to isolate the concern. An easy fix or repair for a Reputable shop.
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
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