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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: steering column locked
temporary solution is to put the key in the ignition and tap on the end that attaches to the ring vdery gently with something like a pocket knife. this allows the pin to fall into place and work better. try to keep the key in an unbound... not against either the clockwise limit or counterclockwise limit.... as you are tapping. if this works, lubricate the lock and get it to a locksmith before it quits working all together and the lock needs to be drilled
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Try turning the wheel slightly and turning the key, this will relieve pressure off the steering lock mechanism. If that doesn't work, try tapping the key. That is a common problem on 99-05 Caravans
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
SOURCE: what would cause steering wheel
Slop in the actual steering wheel is a result of either bad bearings, universal joints, or the brackets that hold it together. Take the covers off of the column and you should be able to see what is wrong with it.
Posted on Mar 31, 2011
SOURCE: steering column loose
You need to rebuild the steering column and tighten all the tilt parts up that have worked loose over the years.
Here is a guide to do that. The video at this link is of a truck repair but the columns are the same in both and use the same procedures and special tools to repair.
Posted on Jul 22, 2012
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Apr 05, 2011 | 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cabs
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION The steering lock/ignition switch/warning buzzer switch assembly is attached to the steering column by special bolts whose heads shear off upon installation. The bolts must be drilled out to remove the assembly or be removed with an appropriate tool. The bolts may also be removed with a hammer and chisel by notching the bolts and tapping them counterclockwise with the hammer and chisel.
The ignition switch or warning switch can be replaced without removing the steering lock assembly. The ignition switch is on the back of the assembly and the warning switch is on the side.
CAUTION The models covered by this guide may be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described in Chassis Electrical .
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Fig. Lock cylinder drill point.
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