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Steering locking issue

Post by KEG » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:55 pm

Just noticed that the central locking is not working on my 1996 24v Probe. After taking the key out of the ignition, I turn the wheel to lock it but it does not lock. What could the problem be? Anyone know. Is this a MOT failure?

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Re: Central locking issue

Post by mojo98 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:02 pm

Does it operate when you have the door open and then you press the lock button on the door panel,


Problem could be your the relay behind the passenger rear panel.

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Re: Central locking issue

Post by Kit » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:17 pm

KEG wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:55 pm
Just noticed that the central locking is not working on my 1996 24v Probe. After taking the key out of the ignition, I turn the wheel to lock it but it does not lock. What could the problem be? Anyone know. Is this a MOT failure?
These are two different systems

The steering lock is mechanical system in the steering column/ignition cylinder. May be the spring sticking.

The central door locking is a separate system, operated on the door key or button on the door car.
As, Mojo, said the relay this next to the ABS module

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Re: Central locking issue

Post by KEG » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:30 pm

My thinking is that it could be a broken detent the catch part that makes sure that the steering wheel locks into place. Or a broken cog. Or a broken actuator although there does not seem to be any symptoms of this. If any of these are the problem are the parts available to fix it?

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Re: Central locking issue

Post by Micron » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:38 pm

Do you have a central locking problem of a steering lock problem?

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Re: Central locking issue

Post by KEG » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:08 pm

Yes sorry it’s a steering lock problem not a central locking problem. The steering wheel will not lock.

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Re: Central locking issue

Post by Micron » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:51 pm

KEG wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:08 pm
Yes sorry it’s a steering lock problem not a central locking problem. The steering wheel will not lock.
Ok I have changed the title of your topic.

When you take the key out does the barrel stay depressed in, meaning like Kit said the spring is sticking?

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Re: Steering locking issue

Post by KEG » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:25 pm

Yes this seems to be the case.

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Re: Steering locking issue

Post by mojo98 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:30 pm

KEG wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:25 pm
Yes this seems to be the case.
Give it a good spray with the old wd40 👍

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Re: Steering locking issue

Post by KEG » Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:26 pm

Yes tried that but no difference.

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