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Steering locked while driving HELP

Hi All, Well I just about shat myself ,turning a left hand corner at 50ks my steering just locked up !!! motor was running ,I stopped and had to give the steering wheel a yank to the right to free it up !! Has anyone got any thoughts on how and why this happened. Not driving till fixed .
Cheers Kev
PS the power steering box is a HZ

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If it were mine I would have it on a couple of stands and turning the wheel full lock each way without engine running, then with engine running, trying to replicate the lockup.
Could be the coupling from shaft to box, could be box, could be column.
Could be gear linkages getting caught up in the column/coupling etc

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I reckon it's the shaft to box coupling. Have you reco'ed the shaft coupling recently?

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Keith

have you had any issues with the steering lock itself?

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Andrew

going back a lot of years now, I know an alert was put out NOT to remove keys whilst driving as this caused steering to lock! Have you any issues with your keys, are they loose in worn lock etc? hope this helps, glad you got out of it ok.

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