Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Steering wheel stuck

asked by on

My car is not starting. The steering wheel is tuck.

Hi there. If the steering wheel is stuck and if the vehicle will not start then these problems may be related to one another. If the steering wheel is locked in one direction then that can cause the ignition to be stuck. Pulling on the steering wheel in either direction while turning the key may release it. If the key is turning and not unlocking the steering wheel or starting the vehicle then the ignition switch has more than likely broke in the housing and will not release the column lock. This column would need to be disassembled to inspect this. I’d recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come and diagnose your car’s starting issue and steering wheel problem.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Tilt wheel problems.

You cannot alter the steering column to tilt up more. You would have to replace the column with one that has the tilt function.

Q: I have a 2000 dodge durango 5.2 liter and I'm pretty sure it over heated while I was driving and it started leaking somtjing unde

Hello. It is likely that the wrong coolant was added in your vehicle. The coolant that comes in your vehicle from Dodge is an orange colored coolant called HOAT. This coolant is often confused with a coolant used in most...

Q: Stalling problem

Hi there, thanks for writing in. Your car has an idle air control valve that commonly fails. The purpose of the idle air control valve is to allow enough air to bypass the throttle body to keep the car idling...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...