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Steering column locked. Have tried brake, moving steering…

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Steering column locked. Have...

Steering column locked. Have tried brake, moving steering wheel. The tumbler was replaced less than a year ago

Mechanic's Assistant: How has the car been driving lately?

Yes, just liked in our driveway

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

206 Vue

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your VUE?

206

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

No, just picked it up yesterday and drove fine. Starting the car I moved the steering wheel and it locked. Key would not turn Tried graphite

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

Just had alternator, battery and belts replaced

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Set the parking brake, use a jack to raise both front wheels off the ground. Now try the key when turning the steering wheel and let me know those results.

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