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Steering column won't lock steering?

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2003 honda accord/ key wont turn,steering wheel is locked


To fix your problem, you have to turn the steering wheel either to the left or right as much as you can, then try to turn the key in the ignition. When the steering wheel locks, the key won't turn. By manually holding the steering wheel out of the lock position, the key will turn again and you're steering column will be back to normal.

Oct 19, 2011 | 2003 Honda Accord

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My steering lock does not unlock even when the car is running. what can i do to fix this problem with little money.


You can take the plastic covers off the steering column and try to spray light solvent into the steering lock area beneath the steering column to clean and lubricate the lock.
If that fails, if you have a dremel tool and some abrasive disks, and a Torx screwdriver that fits the screws behind the steering wheel, and a deep socket that fits the bolt that holds on the steering wheel, you can take the whole thing apart.
Disconnect the battery, wait a few minutes, then remove the Torx screws that hold the air bag to the steering wheel. The wire is a bit difficult to unplug from the air bag but it pulls out. Remove the bolt and mark the steering wheel so it goes back on the same tooth it came off of. As you pull it apart, take note of the location and orientation of the two spacer rings so they go back the way they belong. Snap ring pliers are handy for removing the snap ring, but any sharp tool will work.
With the dremel tool, cut straight slots in the the two security bolts in the top of the lock housing. Then use a short straight blade screwdriver bit to unscrew the bolts. The electrical part of the ignition is held on with a set screw that you have to loosen.
Once you get the lock housing apart, you can see what the problem is with the steering lock, or you can just pull out the lock bar and toss it and put the whole thing back together. Your steering wheel won't lock any more. but it will work.
Grease the upper steering column bearing in the lock housing while you have it apart. The best way to put that snap ring back on the steering column is to cut a short piece of 3/4" PVC pipe and use the steering wheel bolt and the PVC pipe to press the snap ring down the shaft until it snaps into its groove.
Eventually, your key and your lock cylinder will fail. Old lock cylinders almost never come out with a stiff wire the way they are designed to, so you have to replace the whole housing along with the lock cylinder. After you do this job, you will know exactly how to take care of that problem.

Sep 07, 2011 | 1997 BMW 328

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My steering wheel has locked and my key won't turn in the column, and of course, I cannot go anywhere. Hopefully you have a suggestion for a single woman of 55 years old that I can do myself. I am...


no there is no cheap nor easy fix, the steering column will have to come apart and the anti-theft contraption attached to the ignition switch which holds the steering column fixed will have to be replaced. there is a nice video of a fellow doing this over on youtube.com, good luck finding the parts.

Aug 16, 2011 | 1996 Saturn SW

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The car will turn over but won`t start but if I turn the key on and jump the starter it starts


Sounds like the ignition switch has gone kaput. The ignition switch come in two pieces, an electrical switch and a mechanical switch.

The switch electrical portion can be replaced separatly from the mechanical portion (tumbler that the key engages). It is not a real difficult repair but requires some mechanical knowlege of how the column is assembled.

This can be verified with electrical test equipment prior to buying a new electrical switch.

Apr 18, 2011 | 1994 Volkswagen Golf

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Okay, my boyfriend owns a 2000 ford f-250 super duty and your prolly wondering as to why im asking about this instead of him ... well im more mechanically inclined then he is lol funny huh... okay heres...


It sounds like the shift tube bushings are worn out. There are usually 2 u shaped clamps that have nylon bushings that hold the shift tube to the steering clumn. If loose, that throws off the shift position, could be btween 2 gears at once, and throws off the park - neutral safety switch. Fix that first.


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Apr 05, 2011 | 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cabs

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Security light won allow startup


sounds like the 2 wires on the lock cyl are broken you have to remove steering wheel, lock plate and turn signal switch to get to the lock cyl then the 2 wires run from the key lock cyl to under dash so you will have to run them into the steering column you do need special tools to replace the lock cyl

Apr 14, 2010 | 1997 Pontiac Bonneville

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Install a Ignition lock cylinder 1997 Pontiac Grand Am


  • Ignition Removal Instructions
  • Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection in Engine Electrical.
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  • Remove the upper and lower shrouds. Refer to Steering Column Trim Covers - Disassemble - Off Vehicle or Steering Column Trim Covers - Disassemble - Off Vehicle .
  • Put the key in the steering column lock cylinder set (1).

  • Turn the key to the "START" position.
  • Install a 1/16 allen wrench (2) into the hole on top of the lock module assembly in order to release the steering column lock cylinderset retaining pin.
  • Turn the steering column lock cylinder set (1) into the "RUN" position.
  • Pull the steering column lock cylinder set (1) out from the lock module assembly.
  • Remove the key from the steering column lock cylinder set (1).

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  • Installation Instructions
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  • Insert the key into the steering column lock cylinder set (1).
  • LIne up the locking tab (2) and the positioning tab (3) of the steering column lock cylinder set with the locking tab slot (5) and the positioning tab slot (4) in the lock module assembly (6).
  • Push the steering column lock cylinder set (1) into the lock module assembly (6).
  • Rotate the steering column lock cylinder set (1) in the lock module assembly (6) into all positions.
  • Install the upper and lower shrouds. Refer to Steering Column Trim Covers - Assemble - Off Vehicle or Steering Column Trim Covers - Assemble - Off Vehicle
  • Remove the ignition key from the lock cylinder set (1).
  • Connect the negative battery cable to the battery. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection in Engine Electrical

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Nov 02, 2009 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

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Can.t lock steering colum


is there a button on the botom of the stering column> sometimes you have a button you have to push to get the key to go to the lock position. you might take alook and see if theres a button there to release the lock

Jan 04, 2009 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

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