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While driving U steering wheel locked up and the battery light came on and said check charging system what does this mean?

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ANYTIME YOUR STEERING LOCKS OR BECOMES VERY HARD TO TURN IT NEEDS IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO HAVE THIS CHECKED .

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Could be something simple, like the belt. Or the alternator.

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Sounds like a belt let go, but other items could come in to play here, such as. : Seized idler pulley, seized alternator, etc. Obviously you need to have it checked out. Did you notice if engine overheated, that would be the one that would worry me.

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SOURCE: steering wheel locks up when parked

Although the car is not in front of me, it sounds like when you park ( is this parallel parking ? ) your steering wheel is turned hard to the left or right, which creates extreme pressure on the steering wheel lock. In order to help overcome this problem, you must "armstrong" the steering wheel in the same direction the front wheels are turned. Locking up on the freeway with this same issue. Highly unlikely.

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SOURCE: i have a 06 pt cruiser the battery light came on

there is a tsb on that in the dealerships i belive there is a flsh for the computer to fix this problem i have been a mechanic at a chrysler dealership for 9 years now and that is a pretty common problem

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SOURCE: Steering wheel locks up at times while driving. Can I take the pin out?

try switching out the coulmn lock and check steering box and linkage

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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