Older Chevy's have a steering lock when the key isn't in the ignition.
Lower the steering column.
On top of the steering column, behind the dash.
It is located by the ignition switch on the right side of the steering column.
A diagram of the 1971 Chevy Nova steering column would include the ignition and the shifter information along with the steering column itself. This type of diagram is often found in the Chilton's manual for the year and model.
The ignition switch, or "killswitch," for a 1996 Chevy Cavalier is located inside the steering column. Replacing or repairing it requires disassembly of the steering column.
Diagram of 1990 chevy truck steering column
on the top side of the steering column under the dash
Try changing the ignition switch located on the steering column
How do change a light on a steering column in a 2006 chevy truck?
The steering column has to be replaced. The steering column has to be replaced.
remove the lower shroud on the steering column, and then the 2 bolts that hold the column in place, it should be accessable then.