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steering wheel locked. need help

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Netmonkey, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. Mar 4, 2020 at 8:27 AM
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    Netmonkey

    Netmonkey [OP] Don't be a Dumbass

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    hey guys, i turned my steering wheel fully to the right and turned off the truck. the steering wheel locked into place and i took the key out. now, i cannot start the truck because the steering wheel will not release. there is no play in the wheel and i cannot jiggle it to free it.

    what do i do now !??!

    help!
     
  2. Mar 4, 2020 at 8:36 AM
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    sf319

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    I do this all the time when I park in my garage, I have to move my truck all the way against the wall which means a hard turn to get it slid into place. All I do is take the pressure off the lock pin in the ignition switch. The steering wheel doesn't move at all, but I have to pull hard on it to relieve the pressure off the locking mechanism. I would suggest having some one in the passenger either pull on the steering wheel or turn the key while you pull on the steering wheel. I now try to remember to relieve the pressure before shutting off the truck, but it doesn't always happen. Good luck!
     
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  3. Mar 4, 2020 at 8:37 AM
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    Danman34

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    Turn the steering wheel a bit while you turn the key to On. It will unlock the wheel.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2020 at 8:42 AM
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    Netmonkey

    Netmonkey [OP] Don't be a Dumbass

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    I know. I have tried. It won’t budge.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2020 at 8:54 AM
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    Netmonkey

    Netmonkey [OP] Don't be a Dumbass

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    ok... so wtf? i get back in the truck and now there is play in the wheel and it started. maybe my weight bouncing into the truck freed or unbound something?

    whatever... i will never turn off the truck when the wheel is fully turned :)

    thanks, guys.
     
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