Need help: steering wheel & key is locked!
I need some help. I work at a Tuweep on the north side of Grand Canyon National Park. I have a visitor that has a 4Runner problem and I would like to try to save him some money. Getting the 4Runner towed out of here can cost $1000 at least.
He has a 1996 4Runner V6 SR5 4WD with 145K miles. The transmission is an automatic. He can not get the vehicle to turn on . The steering wheel is locked and the key will not turn all the way to the right. He say the key turns, but feels like it is catching on something that will not let it go the whole way. He can not get the steering wheel to release and the key will not release it. He has tried pressing the brake down all the way, but still nothing.
If anyone has a simple solution, I would appreciate the help. If it is a complex problem...he is prepared to bite the bullet and have it towed.