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What can I do to unlock the steering column on my 1996 Toyota Camry?

When I turned it off, I forgot to put the shift into P. It started rolling, so I shifted it then. When I tried to start the car a little later, the steering column was locked. Usually, you push in the key, turn the steering wheel gently, and it unlocks. That isn't working. It won't unlock.

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When the car started rolling it locked it up tight. Try putting the car in neutral, put the key in and push against the car in the opposite direction that it rolled while you turn the key and jerk on the steering wheel. You will need to slightly roll the car back to get it unlocked. Get a buddy to help you push the car if you can.

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