Steering Column Locks
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What is a steering column lock?
A steering column lock is a device used to secure the steering wheel and column of a vehicle. It prevents the steering wheel from turning while the vehicle is not in use.
What is the purpose of a steering column lock?
The purpose of a steering column lock is to deter theft by making it difficult to steer the car away without the key.
How do I determine if my steering column lock is faulty?
If your steering column lock is faulty, you may notice that the steering wheel does not lock when the key is removed or that the steering wheel will not turn when the key is inserted. Additionally, you may hear grinding or other strange noises when trying to turn the steering wheel.
Can a faulty steering column lock cause damage to the vehicle?
Yes, a faulty steering column lock can cause damage to the vehicle if it is not replaced. If the steering wheel is locked in place, it can cause strain on the steering column, which can lead to damage over time.
How do I replace a steering column lock?
1) Disconnect the battery.
2) Remove the steering wheel by unscrewing it from the column.
3) Unscrew the securing screws from the steering column lock.
4) Pull the steering column lock out of the steering column.
5) Install the new steering column lock.
6) Reattach the steering wheel and reconnect the battery.
How often should I inspect my steering column lock?
Steering column locks should be inspected annually or whenever you notice any issues with the steering wheel or column.