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Saturn 08 Vue steering wheel has locked up won't start even with key in ignition key won't even turn over. Everything works on auto start but not the car itself won't do nothing?

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Your steering wheel might be in a bind with the key lock. Try turning on the wheel while you turn the key.

Posted on Nov 08, 2019

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SOURCE: 2005 Saturn Vue - Starting Problems

make sure to check your fuses and ground wires first. when you are set on which part is bad do a quick check of everything else before you jump into it.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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SOURCE: A4 steering lock does not engage and car won't turn over

The steering locks don't necessarily engage when the key is removed, I always turn the wheel before exiting to engage it. There are several positions that will allow the pin to lock in but if between these, it may seem that it isn't locked.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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SOURCE: hello, my steering wheel is

All you need to do is turn your steering wheel to the left all the way till it stops then put your key in while still holding the steering wheel to the left, turn the key to the on position this should release your steering wheel!

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: key stuck in ignition halfway to ACC position and will not turn

try wd40 and shaking the key, what happens is one of the tumblers get stuck and wont let the key turn if that dosnt work let me know worst case you will have to replace the ignition its about $35 to $40 and a few hours.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: ignition key won t turn. steering wheel locked

the key may be worn badly or the ignition needs to be replaced.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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apparently steering colum lock. next time try turning your steering wheel to the left while turning the key in the ignition. don't stress the ignition. though if it isn't your stearing lock the last thing you want to do is bust up the or in come cases break your key off in there. Try turning the stearing wheel though. 99% of the time thats what it is.

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