Question about 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
This is how i did it. Open the cover on top of the steering to reveal the mechanism. try turning the steering wheel to the right and manually unlock the it by pushing on the lock right side of the exposed mechanism.
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
Try this, Take hold of the steering wheel and the key at the same time, wiggle the steering wheel back and forth as you try to turn the key, sometimes the steering puts pressure on the lock mechanism, and it is difficult for your key to turn.
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
You may have a dead battery...happened on my grand am...connect a charger or jumper cables...or install a good battery and this should solve you troubles
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The steering locks don't necessarily engage when the key is removed, I always turn the wheel before exiting to engage it. There are several positions that will allow the pin to lock in but if between these, it may seem that it isn't locked.
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
Jiggle the steering wheel straight then proceed to turn key the steering column gets locked and immobile try that guys/ Please rate my response thank you very much
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
Hi what is happening is that your turn off your car and left the wheels turned to one side and specially if your car is parke in a hill what you have to do is to force the steering wheel to the same direction of your wheels this will free up the ignition switch it is going to be hard let me tell you but it will work and this is why your shift don't work once you have the ignition switch free then your shift will work again
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
SOURCE: key wont turn in ignition
had the same problem with a 99 dodge van. tow truck driver put the key into the ignition and tapped it a couple of times while turning the key to freed it up and start the engine. works as long as you leave the key in the ignition so i use a second key to lock/unlock the van. hope this works for you. gary
Posted on May 20, 2009
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