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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try to pull the steering wheel really hard to the left and right while trying to swith on the ignition at the same time usually that will free it up and go back to normal Good luck! Ed
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
I have had this happen to me as well. What you need to do is insert the key, grab the steering wheel and pull the wheel down counter clockwise with force. Then you will be able to turn the key.
Hope this will fix ya up!
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
Very likely the steering thrust stored in the tires attempting to turn back is forcing excessive tension against the steering lock.
Try (very hard) to turn the steering wheel either direction while turning the key gently.
If that solves it you can avoid this by letting go of the steering after stopping to park, turn off the ignition slowly (engine off, pause, then key out). This will ensure that the steering wheel comes to rest prior to locking the column.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
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