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: Steering Wheel Locking


MoltenSilverGuy
09-19-2003, 09:16 PM
The Other Day I went to Start My Sentra and It Would'nt. I Moved The Steering wheel and It was Locked. I got The Car Started. Does This Happen To You Sentra Owner's?

Sentra fan1
09-19-2003, 09:39 PM
it ocassionally happens to me. usually when after i accidently move the steering wheel while the car is off.

MoltenSilverGuy
09-19-2003, 09:47 PM
Sentra fan1
Thank You. I thought I was The Only One. BTW Whitch B15 Do you Own?.

SR20dee
09-20-2003, 12:36 AM
all steering wheels lock.... its a safety feature..

z80x86
09-20-2003, 01:00 AM
What is exactly the standard procedure to unlock it? I always seem to have to mess with the key for a minute and a half until it finally comes undone.

oki_boy
09-20-2003, 01:02 AM
Originally posted by z80x86
What is exactly the standard procedure to unlock it? I always seem to have to mess with the key for a minute and a half until it finally comes undone.

thats the procedure....

z80x86
09-20-2003, 01:03 AM
Sweet ;)

Sentra fan1
09-20-2003, 01:05 AM
i have a se. sometime's you have to move the steering wheel around to to unlock it.

SR20dee
09-20-2003, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by Sentra fan1
i have a se. sometime's you have to move the steering wheel around to to unlock it.

infact its a combo of moving the wheel a tad and wiggling the key..

Don0017
09-20-2003, 01:21 AM
The way I understood it, is that you can lock the wheel when the key is removed from the ignition.

While the wheel is locked, the ignition key can not be turned. So (my dad uses the term "unclamp), turn the wheel in the direction its willing to move (may have to put slight force, b/c no power steering when car is off, and plus it can only go in 1 direction once its locked); hold the wheel, and turn key ignition. OK now your free :D
REMEMBER: HOLD THE WHEEL while turning the key.
edit note: Move Wheel First, Hold Wheel, Turn key.

IStop4NoMan
09-20-2003, 01:28 AM
yep move that sterring wheel around. i did this on my truck and the thing just wouldnt move! so i punched it a few times in a stupid rage, it worked after that lol. :D

Sentra fan1
09-20-2003, 01:40 AM
safety can be a real kick in the scrotum!

Cyberdemon
09-20-2003, 09:15 PM
Yeah without knowing how to get out of it it can be real worrysome. I once had it happen for the first time in a gas station 400 miles away from home. I stopped, got out, and when I went to leave the car wouldnt start. It happened again and a friend showed me how to get rid of it.

Just tug on the wheel in one direction. I found with my car I always pull down on the left side and it seems to work but that may have to do with how the wheels are turned. You'll feel the wheel move slightly, then you can turn the key and get it started.