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I have a 2000 Grand Jeep Cherokee. It always starts fine from home but sometimes when I am out and have left the car in a parking lot, the steering column is locked, usually upside down or sideways, when I return The first time this happened it took me about 2 hours to loosen it, I tried turning it and twisting it, etc. I am still not sure f it loosened because of what I did or just time passing. Because the second time, I just had it towed home and it started the next day when I went out tried it. It has now happened four times. The car has always started eventually; usually after a few hours and twice without my twisting the wheel; I just waited a few hours and came back and retried it. The really weird thing is that it seems to unlock spontaneously after a few hours.

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Make sure you park with the wheels straight. Sometimes the steering lock is real tough to disenguage if the wheel is shut off with it not straight. This vehicle is particularly tough at times. Next time you're in this jam, you should be able to yank on the wheel in one direction or the other and it will free up the ignition to turn on.

Posted on Jan 24, 2011

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2011

    This is good answer as far as it goes. I have figured out about the wheel lock function and can disengage that. This is much worse. The steering wheel goes completely upside down even though it was upright when I left the care. I have tried yanking on the wheel but it can take hours to get it to loosen.

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