Why is it hard to turn the steering wheel of the Toyota MR2 89?
Mk1 Mr2's do not have power steering. PS isn't really necessary in Mr2's because there is no weight in the front end (try turning the wheels of any front engine non-ps vehicle and you'll realize that your Mr2's a hundred times easier). Also, manual steering allows for slightly better road feel, it would be a pain in the ass to route PS from the rear to the front, and with only 113hp PS would take too much power from the motor.
Typcially, if you grab the steering wheel and pull hard as if you are making a right turn, then hold the unlock button in (next to the key hole) while turning the key, the whole thing will unlock nicely. Have had several Toyotas that worked this way although not your model. Good luck. - RG turn the steering in the direction that it turns kinda easily and turn the key
The ignition is locked and you think it's the theft system 2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer How can you fix this?
On 1994 Toyota 4Runner-how do you unlock the steering wheel to start the car Wheels steering wheel is locked so that key won't turn in ignition even when jiggling the steering wheel?
To unlock the steering wheel, insert the key in the ignition, and turn the wheel hard to the left, and then the right. This will usually unlock it. If it doesn't, remove the steering wheel, and look for the plastic tabs that are sticking. Press down firmly on the tab with a screwdriver, while moving the steering wheel.
This is called torque lock, and is caused when you remove the key when you have the wheel turned hard. Avoid this by letting go of the steering wheel before you turn the car off. It also can be in a bind. Pull the wheel hard in each direction, while turning the key. Put the key into ignition. Next, you can just turn the wheel to the direction that it got stuck in. For example…