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2008 S40 wont start, turn key to engage starter, dash warning states "turn steering wheel" turn wheel still wont start

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Usually turning the wheel one way or the other and holding it tight while trying the key works. Does the ignition turn?
You could try to jump the starter relay, if it is old style, visible round thing with two big wires from the battery and two little wires. Make sure the car is in park or neutral.

Posted on Nov 26, 2013

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SOURCE: A4 steering lock does not engage and car won't turn over

The steering locks don't necessarily engage when the key is removed, I always turn the wheel before exiting to engage it. There are several positions that will allow the pin to lock in but if between these, it may seem that it isn't locked.

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SOURCE: 1998 buick lesabre wont start

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SOURCE: have power but when i turn key i get nothing. no click,no starter???

I had a similiar problem, I had a bad sensor at the back of the engine, it was connected by 2 hoses to the EGR pick up tube.
I unplugged the sensor and the car started, I drove it to the parts store and replaced the part and it ran great after.

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SOURCE: keys locked in steering wheel 2008 equinox & vehicle won't start

Check battery.

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SOURCE: Key won't turn in 2008 Chevy Cobalt. Tried moving

now what it sounds like is the key has a sensor built in it the keys cost around 60.00$ but this is most likely what is wrong. the sensor is a security feature with the car if the light glows while trying to turn the car then this your problem :)

Posted on Mar 23, 2010

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