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I have a 2000 cadilac escalade and my steering wheel is locked and my key won't even turn the ignition can u help me with this problem

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Try turning the wheel hard one way or the other while turning the key. Pressure of the steering wheel lock is just holding key in place. This happens sometimes if you park on a hill or if you are turning the wheel as you are shutting off the vehicle. DW

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Many times when you park, the auto lock is turned just a tad , over turned ./ grabbing the wheel and moving back and forth will usually let you turn the key...... sometimes you just have to torque on the steering wheel , to get the key lock to come out of the // overturned / torque / position.....

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Make sure to push the brake firmly with you foot. I do this all the time.

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

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