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2003 silverado 1500hd steering wheel not locking when in park and key out just bought and did not notice this when I test drove thanks in advance

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Yes, you will need a steering wheel puller and a lock plate tool. You can find them both cheap and good enough quality to use plenty of times. I got mine at Harbor Freight if I remember correctly. Tried doing lock plate one time w/out tool and it was a mistake. Gotta have tool.

Posted on Mar 31, 2015

  • Jerry Babin Apr 01, 2015

    Thanks Matt I'll try that. Do I need special tools to remove steering wheel?

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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: Steering wheel won't lock - neither will the doors

sounds as if the locking mechanism is wearing out or not making the proper connection to the steering wheel

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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