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While driving steering wheel locked up

About a week ago the steering wheel locked in my Dodge Ram 1500 while I was driving. I turned off the ignition and restarted it and the wheel turned fine. Earlier this week I had to drive the truck 300+ miles (I moved out of state). The steering wheel worked fine the entire drive but when I got to my location it locked again and now it won't turn. The key will turn in the ignition and the car starts but the steering wheel won't move at all. There is power steering fluid in the truck and there is nothing leaking. Help!

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Has it thrown or broken the belt?
When you say locked do you mean real hard to turn or the locking pin has engaged?

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Your ignition lock probably has sticky pin inside of tumbler.
Try spraying some WD40 or PB Blast into the key cylinder.

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Try cranking the steering wheel to the side really hard and at the same time turn the key.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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The key should turn if you turn wheel as much as you can while turning key

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the key may be worn badly or the ignition needs to be replaced.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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turn the steering wheel counter clockwise (to your left) forcefully. while holding the steering wheel, insert the key in the ignition switch and try to turn it on, if the key wont move, try to **** the steering wheel repeatedly while try to turn on the engine every ****.

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