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1998 buick lesabre ignition wont turn back to shut car off need to pull the ignition from the steering column do i start with the steering wheel?

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Correct then remove screws for turn signal switch and compress the lock plate and remove that to access lock cylinder.

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try pulling on the steering wheel pretty hard. sometimes it locks and wont let the key turn.

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  1. 1 Remove the screws on the bottom of the steering column on your Buick. These screws hold the steering column cover on. You may need to tilt the steering wheel to its highest position to access these screws.
  2. 2 Turn the ignition key to the "II" position in the ignition cylinder.
  3. 3 Slide the punch pin into the access slot on the bottom of the ignition cylinder.
  4. 4 Push the pin all the way into the access slot while you pull the ignition cylinder out of the steering column.
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Steering column is becoming loose on 1997 Buick Lesabre.


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Steering wheel won't move, neither will the key in the ignition. 1998 Buick LeSabre. Please help.


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What you need to do is this:

Remove Steering wheel
Remove big connector under dash, it has a 8mm bolt that is holding it in, this will loosen up the wires in the steering column
Pull out clock spring and let it hang
Get lock plate compressor and remove lock plate, the snap ring is kinda hard to get off
Remove plates and spring behind lock plate
Put turn signal switch to the turn right position
remove three screws holding in turn signal cam
remove key warning buzzer, needle nose pliers and it just pulls out, be gentle
remove screw with a torx head that holds the ignition tumbler in place

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remove tumbler

I hope this helps, it took me a while to figure this out

Oct 03, 2008 | 1993 Buick LeSabre

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