Question about 1992 Pontiac Sunbird

1 Answer

Ignition/steering wheel locked!!!

I had my 92 sunbird SE idling in my driveway in neutral (auto) with the E break on and I turned it off without putting it back to park. I realized after I had turned it off I had not returned it to park, so I did then. I tried to turn it back on again from park this time but it wouldnt start and the steering wheel and ignition had locked completely. also the transmition moves around freely when its turned off, I dont remember it doing that before. Help me!!

B

Posted by on

  • tucki Jan 25, 2009

    accidently turned off the car while in drive, forced the ky out, later noticed it in drive put it in park then turned the key it started the first time now the ignition does not turn and the steering wheel is not locked

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,010 Answers

1998 models and newer use an Electronic Ignition System (EIS). If one of the keys works and the other one doesn't, then you have a failed key. If both keys do not work, then you most likely have a faulty EIS module. Only proper diagnosis will pinpoint the source.

For older models that use the key blade system, usually the lock cylinder binds and requires replacement. But, try a replacement key first just in case the blade is excessively worn.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Key wont come out motor wont even click whats wrong


Try turning your steering wheel, some of the cars has a safety lock that will lock your tumblers in your ignition and the steering wheel which acts as an anti-theft systems. I would try turning your steering wheel to the left and right as much as you can which will not be much. Yes, I realize it seems a bit goofy, but I had vehicle that would not let go my key, but turning the steering wheel to the left and right and at the same time attempting to turn the ignition to the neutral position to get the key out was the only way to retrieve my key. It keeps people from putting the vehicle into Neutral and pushing your car away without the key.

Nov 08, 2014 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

1 Answer

Steering wheel and ignition locked


Assuming the steering wheel is not turned all the way to full and there is an excessive load on the lock cylinder, it sounds like the cylinder has failed.
You may have to get a locksmith or mechanic to take the column apart and drill out the cylinder.

Apr 06, 2013 | 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck

4 Answers

Turned steering wheel after powering off cuz I am parked on a hill...it locked up and now the ignition is locked too...how can I start the car?


your steering wheel lock is connected to ignition in column, pull hard on steering wheel in direction wheels are turned at the same time turn key, this should free them both up.

May 18, 2010 | Subaru Impreza Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Key ignition is locked, steering wheel is not locked, and unable to put car in neutral- how can I turn car on?


try this..turn the steering wheel as hard as you can until it locks(any direction)then put key in ignition and holding wheel over (anyway)turn key to start car.then when you park up turn wheel over 1/2 turn to park...should work...(toyota have an antitheft steering lock)the wheel will turn when steering lock is on.rather than break lock.please do not try to see if it works....only works once...and not in handbook...

Mar 02, 2010 | 1998 Toyota Camry

2 Answers

Ignition key won't turn to on position, steering wheel does not appear to be locked


if you have a standard, put it in neutral. if automatic, park or neutral.

Nov 25, 2009 | 2004 Volvo XC70

2 Answers

How do i replace the key cylinder ignition on the 1991 sunbird le


This (plate) is held in place with a snap ring.You will need a special press to remove it and also a steering wheel puller to access the ignition lock cylinder.The actual switch is located on top of the steering column above the brake pedal. It is actuated with a rod from the ignition lock cylinder.

Jan 10, 2009 | 1991 Pontiac Sunbird

1 Answer

Ignition and steering locked.1990Saab turbo Hatchback auto


Your ignition lock probably has sticky pin inside of tumbler.
Try spraying some WD40 or PB Blast into the key cylinder.

Dec 20, 2008 | 1995 Saab 900

1 Answer

Key won't turn


I just needed to jiggle the steering wheel back and forth while turning the key.

Oct 05, 2008 | 1995 Nissan 200SX

1 Answer

92 accord - ignition / steering transmission locked


if the wheel locked when trying to turn the ignition, that is not uncommon. Just simply turn and hold the steering wheel the opposite way, then you will be able to turn the ignition on.

Jul 11, 2008 | 1992 Honda Accord

Not finding what you are looking for?
1992 Pontiac Sunbird Logo

118 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pontiac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60769 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Pontiac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...