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My steering column detached from my wheel. and just goes in circles

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Check down near the steering box/ rack that it is tight on the splined shaft. Lock bolt fallen out or universal joint failure.

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2004 Toyota highlander steering wheel is locked but turned halfway, key wont turn and wheels are straight


there is a load on the lock pin in the steering column try turning the steering wheel a bit left or right to release the pin as you try turning the key.
Steering wheel locks never lock straight ahead as the idea is that if the car is being stolen it will turn a circle rather that move straight

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How do I replace the ignition lock cylinder assembly in a Toyota T100


Instructions
  1. Removing the Cylinder
    • Lift the hood and prop it open. Disconnect both battery cables from their terminals. Wait at least three minutes for all residual electricity to discharge before you begin working near the airbag.
    • 2Locate the two airbag attaching screws, one on each side of the steering wheel. Pry off the plastic covers to reveal a Torx screw. Use a Torx screwdriver to loosen these two screws, which you can't remove completely. They will stop when fully retracted and remain attached to the steering wheel.

    • 3Lift the airbag out of the steering wheel. Disconnect the airbag wires from the harness by lifting up the plastic tabs on each side and pulling the two sections apart. Place the airbag face up in a safe location.
    • 4Unplug the horn electrical connector, which you will see once you remove the airbag.
    • 5Point the front wheels straight ahead. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut using a socket. Place a mark on the steering wheel and the steering wheel shaft so you will be able to realign them during reassembly.
    • 6Attach the steering wheel puller. There are bolt holes on each side of the steering wheel shaft. Screw the bolts on the puller into these holes and turn the puller handle clockwise to force the steering wheel off the shaft.
    • 7Remove the steering column covers by detaching the two screws on the front of the column. You will see these once you remove the steering wheel. There is one additional screw under the steering column. Pry off the ignition switch bezel. This is the plastic piece that surrounds the ignition cylinder. You should be able to pull it off using your fingers. If not, use a small flat-head screwdriver.
    • 8Unplug the connector from the ignition switch. This connector simply pulls out of the wiring harness, without any clips to remove.
    • 9Insert the key into the ignition and turn it to the "ACC" position. Insert a small screwdriver into the hole located on the bottom of the ignition switch casing to depress the release button. With the button depressed, use the key to pull the cylinder out of the casing.
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    • 10Insert the key into the new cylinder and turn it to the "ACC" position. Insert the cylinder into the casing. When it seats, you should hear and/or feel a click. Try to pull the cylinder out. If you cannot do so, it is properly seated. Reconnect the ignition switch wire to the wiring harness. Snap the plastic ignition bezel back into place.
    • 11Replace the steering column covers and the three screws.
    • 12Place the steering wheel back over the steering wheel shaft, ensuring that the marks you made earlier are aligned.Turn the handle of the steering wheel puller counterclockwise until the steering wheel is fully seated. Detach the puller. Replace the steering wheel retaining nut.
    • 13Connect the horn wires.
    • 14Connect the airbag wires to the wiring harness and place the airbag into the steering wheel. Tighten the Torx screws on each side of the steering wheel and replace their covers.
    • 15Reconnect the battery cables.

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Steering wheel turns/spins 360 degrees


If Your steering wheel keeps turning as in a 360 degree circle that means the steering column has broken or came away from the steering rack they are usually connected by what you call steering ujs something on shaft from column to rack has broken away nothing to do with cv joints or brake fluid if it was belt related that has snapped the steering will still turn it will be just really heavy the pump just helps assist steering my money is on the steering column shaft

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The car will turn over but won`t start but if I turn the key on and jump the starter it starts


Sounds like the ignition switch has gone kaput. The ignition switch come in two pieces, an electrical switch and a mechanical switch.

The switch electrical portion can be replaced separatly from the mechanical portion (tumbler that the key engages). It is not a real difficult repair but requires some mechanical knowlege of how the column is assembled.

This can be verified with electrical test equipment prior to buying a new electrical switch.

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How to change 1999 VW cabrio ignition lock cylinder. How do I get the cylinder out of the aluminum housing?


autozone.com has a free repair guide, see below

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

1990-94 Cabriolet,1990-93 Fox, 1990-92 Golf and Jetta


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Fig. Lock cylinder drill point.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering wheel, then remove the steering column covers.
  3. Remove the turn signal and wiper switches.
  4. Disconnect the ignition switch wiring.
  5. On some models, the hole in the lock body for removing the ignition lock cylinder was not drilled by Volkswagen. To make the hole, use the following measurements in conjunction with the illustrations. Drill the hole where "a" and "b" intersect on the lock body. The hole should be drilled 0.19 inch (3mm) deep
  6. Remove the lock cylinder by pushing a small drill bit or piece of wire into the hole and pulling the cylinder out. It might be easier to insert the ignition key, turn it to the right a little and pull on it.

To install:
  1. Insert the lock cylinder into the housing with the key in the cylinder.
  2. While gently turning the key side-to-side, press the cylinder in to the stop. It should click into place.
  3. Temporarily fit the steering wheel onto the splines, then make sure the column locks and unlocks smoothly.
  4. Install the switches, column covers, wiring and the steering wheel.
  5. Connect the battery cable.

1995-99 Cabrio, 1993-99 Golf and Jetta
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Center the steering wheel.
  3. Remove the air bag.
  4. Remove the steering column switches.
  5. If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, detach the shift lock cable from the lock cylinder housing.
  6. Remove the adapter sleeve from the steering column.
  7. Remove the spring and horn contact ring from the steering column assembly.
  8. Detach the sheer bolt.
  9. Insert the ignition key and unlock the cylinder, then detach the wiring connectors.
  10. Once all wiring has been detached, slide the housing off the steering column.
  11. Mark and drill the lock cylinder as shown and described in the above procedure.
  12. Compress the stop spring and pull the lock cylinder out of the steering column housing.
  13. Put the new lock cylinder into the steering lock housing.
  14. Insert the key into the lock cylinder.
  15. While you gently turn the key, insert the lock cylinder fully into the housing.
  16. The rest of the installation procedure is the reverse of removal.


NOTE Always use a new shear pin when installing the lock cylinder.

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Steering column seems to be broken or detached. Steering wheel turns freely without any resistance. what would be the most likely cause?


pls check the ff. to conclude the problem
1. the steering linkage attached to the tie rod end
2. the steering yoke
3.the rack and pinion

Apr 09, 2010 | 1999 Kia Sportage

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How to replace the multi function switch on my 2004 optima kia...any demonstration/illustrations will be appreciated


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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering wheel, as outlined earlier in this section.
  3. Remove the steering column upper and lower shrouds.

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    Fig. Remove the steering column upper (A) and lower shrouds (B)
  4. Detach the multi-function switch electrical connector(s).

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    Fig. Detach the multi-function switch (A) electrical connector(s)
  5. Remove the 3 bolts, as shown, then remove the multi-function switch assembly (B).
  6. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

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    Fig. Remove the 3 bolts, as shown, then remove the multi-function switch assembly (B)

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NEED TO KNOW HOW TO CHANGE OUT IGNITION SWITCH ON 1997 PONTIAC FIREBIRD. PURCHASED SWITCH FROM PONTIAC DEALERSHIP WITH NEW KEY. HOW EASY IS IT?


Caution:On models with a Delco Loc 2 or Theftlock audio system be sure the lockout feature is turned off before proceeding

  • Disable the airbag system
  • Remove the tilt lever if equipped
  • Remove the upper and lower steering column covers
Ignition Switch

  • Remove the ignition switch retaining screws
  • Detach the ignition switch from the steering column housing assembly and unplug the electrical connectors
Key Lock Cylinder

  • Turn the key to the run postion
  • Depress the lock button and remove the key lock cylinder

Sep 22, 2009 | 1979 Pontiac Firebird

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My steering wheel just "free-wheels" I have lost all steering capibilities.


sounds like a bad "Rag Joint ', that;s a piece of tire carcass material (a two inch circle at the bottom of the steering collumn) where the steering wheel connects to the rack and pinion(It;s to kill vibration)
It's fairly easy to replace, also easy to get your steering wheel upside down

if the rag joint's good the steering rack and pinion assy must have a stripped gear.
This is rare, check the rag joint firstit's a small ***** to replace but not impossible usualy you have to unbolt the collumn inside the cab (Two bolts under the bottom of the dashboard, there's a cover to remove beneath the stering column)

Sep 13, 2009 | 1996 Ford Ranger SuperCab

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1993–99 Golf and Jetta
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Center the steering wheel.
  3. Remove the air bag.
  4. Remove the steering column switches.
  5. If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, detach the shift lock cable from the lock cylinder housing.
  6. Remove the adapter sleeve from the steering column.
  7. Remove the spring and horn contact ring from the steering column assembly.
  8. Detach the sheer bolt.
  9. Insert the ignition key and unlock the cylinder, then detach the wiring connectors.
  10. Once all wiring has been detached, slide the housing off the steering column.
  11. Mark and drill the lock cylinder as shown and described in the above procedure.
  12. Compress the stop spring and pull the lock cylinder out of the steering column housing.
  13. Put the new lock cylinder into the steering lock housing.
  14. Insert the key into the lock cylinder.
  15. While you gently turn the key, insert the lock cylinder fully into the housing.
  16. The rest of the installation procedure is the reverse of removal. NOTE: Always use a new shear pin when installing the lock cylinder.

Jun 25, 2009 | 1998 Volkswagen Jetta

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