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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem today - January 30th 2009. what i did was spray
some WD40 in the cylinder and sprayed the key with WD40, then inserted
the key in the ignition, then "lightly" and i mean "lightly" tapped the
end of the key with the end of a wrench (my brass hammer was not in
reach) 3 or 4 times. removed the key and then inserted again - then
"all was well. the ignition turned, car started, and i will now wait
till the next time something goes wrong with the car...
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
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
Try to pull your steering wheel hard both ways left first then right and try to turn your key at the same time.as you are pulling on the wheel
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
ur gear shift has a little plastic bar on gear shift and it has crack on the side u cant see have it changed out and both of ur problems will be solved at same time.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
SOURCE: IGNITION AND STEERING LOCKED!
Try pressing the key down little bit while you are trying to turn it towards ignition, at the same time slowly turning the steering wheel clockwise and counter clockwise ( it's locked but it still moves a little bit), it should release the steering wheel lock.
hope it helps
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Posted on Feb 27, 2010
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