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Steering wheel is locked key will not turn 2001 ford focus automa

\015 The steering wheel is locked key will not turn 2001 Ford focus automatic\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

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Have you tryed to turn the steering a little bit, at the same time turn the key.
Try bit steering and key turn as well by same time. And first a put brakes on.
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