Question about 2004 Saturn VUE
It was very likely that the problem turning the key was due to the steering column lock mechanism. Sometimes when you lock the steering wheel, if you the mechanism will bind up, making it difficult to unlock the ignition with the key. Often when this happens, you will be parked on a hill with your wheels agains a curb or some such item. Once you turn the wheel hard to the right (or left), the pressure is released on the locking mechanism, and the key will turn easily. This is a similar situation to what can happen in an automatic if you park on a hill without the parking brake.
try doing this:
pop the off the circle piece around the ignition and the holster cover under the steering wheel.
that ought to work.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
My 2002 saturn vue wheel lock cant turn the key
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
make sure to check your fuses and ground wires first. when you are set on which part is bad do a quick check of everything else before you jump into it.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
try wd40 and shaking the key, what happens is one of the tumblers get stuck and wont let the key turn if that dosnt work let me know worst case you will have to replace the ignition its about $35 to $40 and a few hours.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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