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1996 pontiac grand am steering wheel is locked

The steering wheel is locked and the car does not start. Do I need a new steering column?

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  • johnlilybedr Jun 15, 2009

    we tried this but between the steering column and the anti theft button. It still is locked and will not release not matter how much pressure you use. Nobody can figure this one out.



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Probably not. That's just the interlock between the ignition switch and the steering. **** the steering wheel very hard to one side or the other as you turn the key. It's more common than you might think and all car are guilty of it.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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    Sgt Fluffy Jun 17, 2009

    Find the biggest gorilla that lives on your block; have him **** it violently from left to right repeatedly while turning the key. He won't break it. Did you park it with the wheels hard up against something? That contributes to the problem.



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la respuesta del segundo problema es que a la mejor le falta liquido para frenos o que se le estan acabando las balatas

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