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STUCK STEERING COLUMN

1996 Saturn SW2 • 4 cylinder FWD Automatic • 170,000 miles

Steering column stuck. Tried******** left to right. Still cannot turn my key
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Marbensmom
August 17, 2011.




The tumblers are likely jammed from wear. If you can't free it up by working the wheel back and forth or tapping on the side of the lock, then you will likely have to replace the lock.
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Wrenchtech
Aug 17, 2011.
Just to add to this one if tapping on the key hole lightly doesnt free it up look at your key is it badly worn?If so have a fresh key made unless you have a lightly worn copy have the key cut from your key code from the last 8 of the vin by lock smith or dealer not a copy of your worn key and see if that key turns the cylinder.I always try a fresh cut key if the cylinder doesnt turn before replacing the cylinder.

Saturntech9
Aug 17, 2011.

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