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Holden Vectra 2001 model locked steering wheel unable to

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holden Vectra 2001 model locked steering wheel unable to turn key to unlock the steering wheel and start the car
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Scott replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
Try this - while applying moderate turning force to the ignition barrel with the key in it, use the left hand to rock the steering wheel back & forth against the steering lock - there's usually a small amount of movement with the lock engaged. It should release with the load of the steering momentarily taken off the steering lock pin.
It's a symptom of a worn out steering lock, with the mechanical locking pin jamming in the steering shaft..
I hope this helps!
Cheers
Scott

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