1997 Honda Accord Locked steering column

Tiny
WILLIAMSVAUGHT
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  • 1997 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 173,000 MILES
Question was.
When I put the key in the ignition,
> and try to turn it, the key will not turn. When the steering
> wheel is shaked and jarred hard for several minutes,
> OCCASIONALLY, the steering wheel lets go.
What other options other than what we have already done. (See below)

We did the straight wheels, the yanking back and forth for 20 times by 3 grown men and then it will eventually turn to allow the key to turn in the ignition. Straight wheels, and twisting while turning is not the issue. (From the vague honda report provided by you) and yes the foot is on the break when
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Friday, March 20th, 2009 AT 1:25 PM

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Tiny
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STEERING LOCK ASSEMBLY Removal & Installation 1. Turn ignition off. Disable air bag system. See DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR BAG SYSTEM . Disconnect negative battery cable, and positive starter cable. Remove instrument panel lower trim panel and left knee bolster. Remove steering column covers. Disconnect ignition harness connectors. See Fig. 19 . 2. Working on bottom side of steering column, remove steering column mounting nuts and steering column holder bolts. See Fig. 20 . Lower steering column assembly. 3. Center punch both shear bolts and drill heads off using a 3/16" drill bit without damaging ignition switch body. See Fig. 21 . Remove shear bolts from ignition switch body, and remove ignition switch body. 4. Install new ignition switch body without key inserted in lock cylinder. Loosely install shear bolts. Insert key in lock cylinder and check for proper operation of steering wheel lock and that key turns freely. Tighten shear bolts until hex heads twist off. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Page 1 of 4 STEERING COLUMN SWITCHES -1997 Honda Accord EX 3/20/2009


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