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My steering wheel is locked, and I can not turn the key.. I…

My steering wheel is...

My steering wheel is locked, and I can not turn the key..

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you applied constant pressure to the steering wheel while turning the key in the ignition?

Yes, i also tried to move the wheel back and forth while turning the key, but the steering wheel is locked and hard to move. The battery is good though..

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Nissan?

2009 Nissan Sentra

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sentra yourself? What have you tried so far?

That is all I have tried. I'm not sure if I need to bring it into the dealership, and would need to arrange to have it towed if I do, so if I could fix it myself that would be awesome.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No thats it thank you

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Either the key tumblers are worn in the ignition lock cylinder or the steering is badly locked. Set the parking brake and use a jack under the front subframe to raise both front wheels off the ground. If it will not release now then it is the tumblers and a new cylinder will be needed.

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