Ask a Mechanic Online and Get Answers to Your Car Questions
I will assist you,
Give me a few minutes to research and I will get your solution,
Have you tried turning the steering wheel left and right while turning the key in the ignition, sometimes the column lock gets loaded up and won't release.
i am on a smart phone (not my computer any longer) so i am having some issues with the just ask site... are we on?
only use the graphite lube for locks, WD-40 isn't good for it.
i am now at work not near vehicle
okay, try these steps when you can,
Tap the end of the key several times with a small hammer -- apparently this gets the stuck tumbler to fall right into place.
the steering wheel is now locked but was not when problem began
Try turning steering wheel side to side, put lube in ignition ,insert key and tap key with small hammer several times while trying to turn, if tumbler is stuck this will free it. If these steps fail you will have to replace ignition lock cylinder.
Thank You! If I can be of further assistance PLEASE let me know! PLEASE click on Answer Accepted button! POSITIVE FEEDBACK Appreciated!!
Please ACCEPT my answer so I can get paid for my work. If you are not satisfied with my answer, please do not leave negative feedback, I will opt out and let another expert answer your question. If you are not satisfied and have already paid, I will issue refund!
well... except for the tapping i have done the other steps...
i wont be abvle
i wont be able to try the tapping until this evening