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    Default 2006 Elantra steering wheel locked/ ignition locked

    Here is my problem, I went outside to start my 2006 elantra and the ignition was locked. I could not turn the key. So I turned the steering wheel to see if it would unlock. This did not work. Instead my steering wheel locked up also. Now I cannot start the car and the steering is locked up. I tried jiggling the steering wheel side to side and simultaneously turn the key to unlock everything. Nothing worked, is there somthing that breaks or gives in the steering column that causes this. Any suggestions or has anyone had the same problem.

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    Default Re: 2006 Elantra steering wheel locked/ ignition locked

    You've done everything I would tell you to do, so I don't have anything to add. Someone else should have an idea though.

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    Default Re: 2006 Elantra steering wheel locked/ ignition locked

    Welcome to EXD! enjoy your stay...
    my wife had something like this happen in a ford focas and it was a pin in the ignition had droped had to get it fixed at the dealership.
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    Default Re: 2006 Elantra steering wheel locked/ ignition locked

    I'd occasionally get the hard to unlock problem with my 2002, but turning the steering wheel REAL hard to the side while turning the key would allow me to unlock it.
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    Default Re: 2006 Elantra steering wheel locked/ ignition locked

    Thanks everyone for the replies. I figured out the problem. The key cylinder was sticking, I used a small squirt of door lock antifreeze in the key cylinder. Put the key in and slightly turned the steering wheel and woohoo. The car works. If anyone else runs into the same problem, try this solution.

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