Recently, there have been a lot of people reporting that their car’s steering wheel locks up when the engine sputters. If you’re one of these people, there’s probably a pretty good chance that the problem is with your car’s wiring. Here’s how to fix it!
What is the Steering Wheel Lock and What Causes it?
The steering wheel lock is a problem that can occur when your car engine sputters and refuses to start. The problem is caused by a broken belt or other component in the engine, and it can be fixed by replacing the belt or component.
How to Remove the Steering Wheel Lock
If your car’s engine starts sputtering and the steering wheel won’t turn, the first thing you should do is remove the steering wheel lock. This simple device is located on the dashboard near the airbag switch, and it’s easy to use. Here’s how:
1) Start your car and turn the ignition to the “on” position. The dashboard light should turn green.
2) Reach up and grab the upper part of the steering wheel, just below the horn button. Pull down gently on the wheel until it releases from the column.
3) Push the steering wheel off of the column. It should fall towards your lap if it’s securely mounted.
4) Turn the key in the ignition to “off” and remove the key from the ignition.
Preventing the Steering Wheel Lock in the Future
In the event that your car engine sputters, you may be tempted to reach for the wheel to try and restart it. However, doing so could cause the steering wheel to lock, preventing you from steering the car.
There are a few simple steps you can take to prevent this from happening in the future:
– Keep your car’s engine oil levels up and clean: A high level of oil in the engine helps prevent it from sputtering. Regularly check your oil level and clean any dirt or debris buildup on the engine’s pistons and connecting rods.
– Check your car’s braking system: If your car is equipped with brake pads and discs, make sure they’re working properly by pressing down on each pedal several times. If there’s any sign of wear or tear, have them replaced.
– Keep a spare key handy: Having a spare key handy will help you avoid having to rely on the wheel lock in case of an emergency. Store it in a safe place where you won’t forget about it.