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.

A: Hi there. If the steering wheel is stuck an...

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: Car turns over but shuts off after I release key

Hey there. This type of problem may need a little deeper and up close diagnostic to find the solution. If you saw smoke, there was something burning so there may be components along that circuit that may have failed. If...

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: Problems shifting

Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of serious mechanical transmission issues. If a component has broken off then that is a sign that a mechanical component has likely worn to...

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...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...