Why does the steering wheel lock up while driving?
What Causes the Steering Wheel to Lock Up? | eHow Losing control of your car's steering is a terrifying experience, one that can lead to a crash with horrific consequences. If this happens to you, then you must try to bring your vehicle to a stop at once and determine the cause of steering wheel lock-up before you drive your car again. There are a number of reasons why your car's steering has suddenly locked up including:Key MechanismNot every steering wheel problem occurs when you have the transmission engaged and are heading down the road. Sometimes, drivers report that their steering wheel stays locked even after inserting the key into the ignition. When that happens, the car probably cannot be started let alone driven. More than likely the key assembly has worn out and needs to be replaced. However, before calling your auto mechanic, try to move the wheels to the left and to the right as sometimes the steering column "catches," a problem that can be resolved if you jiggle the wheel.Lock PinGeneral Motors issued a pair of recalls for the C5 Chevrolet Corvette (1997-2004 models) due to problems with locked steering. In addition to being locked while starting, owners complained that in some cases their cars could be driven but with no control of steering. This problem is due to a lock pin that fails to withdraw fully, allowing contact between the pin and lock plate. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA ) website (see Resources) for information about recalls #04006B and #04006C or call your Chevrolet dealer.ConclusionWhile the three causes mentioned here are among the top reasons why a steering wheel may lock up, there could be other reasons. Contact an auto mechanic for assistance, or if you are handy with repairs, consult a Haynes or Chilton repair manual (or anything similar) for guidance.
What are reasons your steering wheel won't lock?
I assume that you are referring to your steering wheel not locking in position after you stop the vehicle and take out the key?There are several possible reasons for this.1. The cog that fits into the detent on the steering column is broken and needs to be replaced.2. The detent on the steering column is worn or broken3. You have not turned the wheel far enough for the cog to find a detent. Pull the wheel first to the left, and then to the right to find the spot.4. The actuator from the solenoid to the cog is broken.To repair this will require the cover on the steering column to be removed, and probably need to have the steering wheel removed as well. Take it to a qualified shop or dealer for this. Incorrect actions could result in damage to the parts, or even the deployment of the air bag on the steering wheel. The exact disassembly required will differ for each manufacturer and possible model of vehicle. If you have a Chilton's manual for your vehicle, you can look up the repair to see what is involve.
Strange sound comes from 2007 Toyota Corolla when I go over 85 mph. Why?
That may be air coming through the fresh air vent. Try switching your heater control to recirculated air and see if it makes a difference.
2010 Toyota Corolla Radio Problems?
My car was just purchased 3 months ago. I've been having issues with the radio. It spits out my CDs, the screen turns blank, and if I touch other buttons it shuts the radio off. I mostly listen to my iphone through my aux cord and when I went to listen to the radio for a change, it did all this within 5 minutes. I'm a college student and don't have a lot of money. Is there a quick fix for this or am I going to have to sell my right arm just to fix it?
Battery light just came on in my car and steering wheel tightened up...?
I waS on my way home and my battery light came on so i turned off the air and the radio (thought maybe it would conserve some of the energy if the battery was dying. everytime i tried to turn a corner the steering wheel was sooo tight i had to force it to turn. I got home and turned the car off and back on a few times, turned the radio and the air back on to see if they still worked...everything was still working but the battery light was still on and the wheel was still locking up...does anyone know what would cause both of those things to happen at the same time?
How to engage 4x4 on my toyota pickup?
To start with, you need to see if it has manually locking front hubs, or automatic hubs. Look at the center of each front wheel and see if there is a slotted knob that says, "Lock" or "Free". Something to that effect. If there is nothing like that in the very center of the front wheels, then you have automatic locking front hubs and you don't need to do anything to engage them. It will happen all by itself. On the floor, next to the gear shift lever, is another lever that should be marked with 2H, N, 4H and 4L. Normal driving is in 2H or two wheel high mode. The other positions are Neutral, which puts the transfer case in neutral. 4H is the same gear ratio as 2H but you have power to both front and rear axles. 4L is for off road use only and should never be used on pavement. You could break something if you use it on dry pavement. If you have automatic hubs, you should make sure you are stopped before making any change in the transfer case. If you have manual hubs and you have them locked in, or engaged, you can shift from 2H to 4H while moving, but always come to a complete stop to shift from 4H to 4L. You are changing gear ratios to about 2.00 to 1.00 in the transfer case which will mean you will only be able to go half as fast in 4L as you would in 4H, but you will have better climbing ability. When you are done using 4 wheel drive, and you have Automatic locking hubs, you must do this following shifting the transfer case back into 2H. You need to back up at least 10 feet, and further if you have the room to unlock the hubs. They automatically engage when you put it in 4 wheel drive, but you need to go backwards to disengage them when you are done using 4 wheel drive. Good luck and have fun....
How do you turn off the annoying beeping sound of a Toyota Highlander GPS?
Hi, I'm going to go by memory, I'm not sitting in front of the touch screen right now. Also, you don't mention which year your Highlander is, but this works for either generation. Below your touch screen, there will be MENU and INFO buttons. These adjust the navi system's basic settings. Pressing them will get you into the screens that allow you to turn on/off the voice guidance, voice commands, beeps when a button is pressed- several sounds the GPS makes. Simply scroll through the various screens and turn off what you don't want on. You can turn off the beep and leave the voice guidance on, if you want, they are under different settings. I honestly can't remember if the MENU or INFO button will get you to the series of screens to adjust your sounds (it's been too long since I've adjusted them), but it will be under one of those two button commands. I know the navi manual reads like an encyclopedia, but it does list how to access the settings pages on the touch screen using those two buttons, if nothing else. Just look up MENU and INFO in the index. Good luck.
Why doesn’t my horn blow went I lock my door with the remote? It used to blow when I lock it.
Why doesn’t your horn blow when you lock your door with the remote when it did earlier? If the horn is still working by pushing the horn switch, and the lock mechanism is still locking with the remote, then you have a relay problem. Most electrical components on a modern automobile are not wired directly from the switch to the device, they are operated through electrical relays. The locking receiver for the remote has a relay that closes a circuit to the horn relay, that toots your horn. Since the receiver is working (the door is locking), and the horn is working (you can blow it with the horn button), the relay or the wiring from the remote receiver to the horn relay is shorted out or not operating correctly.
How do you correctly turn on and turn off a Toyota Prius (2005)?
Wondering has it right. The power button sequences are: #1. With foot ON the brake: OFF-->READY-->OFF In any mode other than READY pressing the power button goes to-->READY-->OFF #2. With foot OFF the brake: OFF-->ACC-->IG-ON-->OFF If you if you shift while in IG-ON the display goes from P to N. Press P to reset and use #1.