Question about 2001 Ford Windstar
My van is completely locked up! My key won't turn at all. I have had no new key made and the spare key won't work either! The steering wheel is locked up as well as the brakes.
Try to pull the steering wheel really hard to the left and right while trying to swith on the ignition at the same time usually that will free it up and go back to normal Good luck! Ed
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
We tried all of the above; cranking on the locked steering wheel, tapping the key in the ignition and finally poking around in the small hole on the right side of the underside of the steering column. Not sure what solution worked, or if it was the way one held one's tongue... but the key turned! Thanks for the ideas!
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
I had the same problem and was able to get it turning again on our '03 POS. There is a small hole or the right side of the lower steering column cover. You can stick a long and thin screwdriver in and push the pin up that holds the cylinder in. You can take the hole cylinder out by pushing up, turning the key and pulling outwards. I think I sprayed some WD-40 on the pin and reinstalled. It did it again a few days later and now it's been over 6 months since the last occurence. I think the pin somehow moves up which locks the tumblers from rotating.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
Omg thank you for this. My son was stranded and I told him to do this and it does work. He turned the steering wheel to the left and banged on the key
Posted on Oct 19, 2012
First solution worked great!!!!
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