About Steering Column Actuator Replacement
What is the steering column actuator? The purpose of the steering column actuator is to start your vehicle when the key is inserted into the ignition. A rod in the steering column is attached to the a device to start the car, and a link from the ignition cylinder moves that rod. The link that is moved by the ignition cylinder is known as a steering column lock actuator. How do you know your steering column actuator needs to be replaced? The ignition turns with no resistance to the key When the vehicle is not in park, the key can be removed from the ignition How is your steering column actuator replaced by a mobile mechanic? The vehicle's battery is disconnected and the defective steering column actuator is removed. A new steering column actuator is installed and the battery is reconnected. The vehicle is started and the steering column actuator operation is checked. How important is it to have your steering angle sensor replaced? Your vehicle will not start if your steering column actuator is broken, it is vital to the operation of your vehicle.