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My steering wheel turns but it doesn't turn the wheels on the car... I dropped my girl off at work and came home and as I was parking it stated to Lock up on me, when I finally parked, the steering wheel became loose and didn't turn the tires any more when I cranked it back up... now the steering wheel isn't turning the tires at all.. it will start and the steering wheel will turn but the tires won't !!! What is the problem

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Didnt specify vehicle --generic answer --steering box failure ,rack to steering column connection failure --steering column connection failure

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Sounds like something broke. Either in the steering column or the linkage between the column and the rack and pinion. Take it to a reliable repair shop for examination and repair. Best case scenario is the linkage between the column and rack and pinion came apart but I have never heard of it happening. Worse case scenario you need a new column or rack and pinion. You don't say what make and model of your vehicle is.

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SOURCE: steering wheel lock stuck, key won't turn

Thank you thank you! This solved my problem. I have a V70 and I parked it on a steep hill and cranked the wheel toward the curb. When I tried to turn the key in the ignition it would not turn and the wheel was in a tightly locked position. Wouldn't budge -or so I thought. The best solution was right. I pulled the wheel INTO the steer and it gave with some resistance as if it was on a spring. That was all I needed to turn the key in the lock.

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