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Locked Ignition but steering wheel free

My Truck is a 2004 Chevy 2500HD. The steering wheel moves freely but the ignition is locked. I had a hard time putting the key in the ignitition (like something was stuck in it). The ignition will not turn. Neither will the shifter. The key is not stuck in the ignition. I can remove it at will. It seems like it is not in park (because the steering wheel moves) but then how did the key come out?

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  • guinea13 Nov 19, 2009

    No dice. Shifter does not move no matter how hard I push on brake or how hard I try to move it. Both the shifter and ignition are locked in place. Only the steering wheel moves

  • mercierjd May 11, 2010

    would this cause the radio to stay on after keys are out and doors are open? I have the same truck with the same problem and my radio stays on all the time. sometimes it will shut off but then come back on after a few minutes. runs my battery dead!!! help!!!!

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Push gear selector up past park and it should loosen up, or press hard on the brake pedal. Shifter up past park usually loosens it up. Common GM problem.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Nov 19, 2009

    ignition lock and or tumbler may need to be changed. You can go to autozone.com and register for full free online repair manual.

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