Steering Column Locking

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Steering Column Locking

Post by jeffball610 » 12 Feb 2017 18:22

I attempted my first drive of the #4G63510 and never got out of the driveway. The steering wheel is randomly locking even while running. I'm sure I screwed something up since I've replaced both the steering wheel, and the key mechanism. I had the ignition key tumbler set to be the same as my door keys and perhaps I did something wrong reinstalling. I'm not sure where to start looking and not sure why this would happen even while the car is running. Is it possible to put the tumbler in 180* out? I thought it only went in one way. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I'd like to drive this thing soon.
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Re: Steering Column Locking

Post by toylet » 13 Feb 2017 15:26

Easiest thing to do is unbolt the ignition lock assembly. Go drive it.. does it still lock up?

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Re: Steering Column Locking

Post by James » 13 Feb 2017 21:40

I had an issue with this when I replaced my tumbler. I don't remember the exact cause - but I took it apart, and switched it around, then it worked.
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Re: Steering Column Locking

Post by Byron510 » 13 Feb 2017 23:16

jeffball610 wrote: The steering wheel is randomly locking even while running.....
Are you saying the steering lock engaged while driving! 8-0

Hope you actually found the root cause, damn that's bloody scary!

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Re: Steering Column Locking

Post by McShagger510 » 13 Feb 2017 23:47

Almost as scary as your steering locking up due to no oil in the steering box, eh..... :wink:

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