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Steering wheel stuck in high position what should I do?

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Stuck as in the lever that allows the steering wheel to move up and down will not move, or as in you did not know that lever existed?

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Key stuck in ignition car stuck in park key won't go to off position


There may be to much pressure on the steering wheel lock for it to go into the off position. put the parking brake on. put the shifter in neutral gently turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction of where the wheels are pointed and try turning the key to the off position. Good Luck

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One of the things is a lock-out switch on the brake pedal lever. Some are coordinated with the gearshift, the Keyswitch, and the starter Relay. Check to see if the brake lights work when you press on the brake pedal. If no signal is going to the brake lights, then there is a chance that the Park shift lever, the steering wheel and the Keyswitch are bound up.

Sometimes a steering wheel is at the extreme reach of the travel in the front suspension. This can sometimes happen in cold weather when the car is sitting on ice or snow. When the ice or snow melts, the front tires settle into a position that puts pressure on the steering wheel and loads Torque up the steering column. Another possibility is that the car was bumped in the Parking lot and jammed into a position creating Torque on the steering column.

Last, the tumbler inside the Keyswitch could have fallen apart and that is why the mechanism is not releasing the steering wheel.

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Have you tried taking the pressure off the steering lock by turning the wheel a little? It should move slightly in one direction or the other.

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Steering wheel stuck in high position


I took my Lexus to dealership in Tampa. They said it would be so expensive to fix the steering wheel adjustment not working , that I should get rid of the car. My 99 Lexus is beautiful and runs great. It is sad that dealers feel this way. Bill in Tampa

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the gear shifter may not be fully in park also sometimes if the steering wheel is jaming try to move steering wheel and check vehicle is fully in park is key stuck in the on position or can you turn off car or you just cant remove key

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In the ring around the ignition switch (where your key is stuck) there is a recessed dimple. Get a ballpoint pen, insert into the dimple, hold it there while turning your key to the lock position (if it's not already there) and remove the key.

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1996 isuzu trooper steering wheel won't unlock


Firstly, if your steering wheel will rotate about an inch, while in the locked position, do the following:

1) swing the wheel as far as it goes, then hold it tightly in position (it may want to return back to position, butdon't let it go!)

2) insert key into ignition, and turn key to "ON", not start.

3) see if steering wheel will now release...


Please advise if this works...

If no, then need to go to next step...

Await your response....

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Turn the steering wheel and the key at the same time.
Turn the wheel HARD, whilst turning the key to the "on" position.

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Steering wheel position 1999 Olds 88 SE


too high ?? well recycle it into 3 smaller cars that will help with position of wheel and at the same time save the planet

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Traction control light stays on


If you're not getting an OBD (on board diagnostic) code, and it is constantly flashing, then the system needs to be calibrated at the dealer. This occurs when you replace or disconnect/reconnect a component of the traction control system, i.e., the sensors (shared with the ABS system), to the steering wheel position sensor, or the yaw sensors, etc. If you have it calibrated and it comes back on, you've got a poor connection at one of the components. The prime suspect here is the clock spring in the steering wheel, aka "sliding contact" in the steering column behind the steering wheel. This provides power to everything in the steering wheel, inccluding the steering wheel position sensor. When this goes bad, it is tantamount to disconnecting and/or reconnecting the steering wheel position sensor. Fords are famous for sliding contact failure. Usually, you'll also have other issues with steering wheel components, such as the horn, cruise control, radio volume, air bag ("high resistence" OBD code), etc.

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