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Ignition key wont come out

The key will start and kill the engine, but wont come out of the slot unless I disconnect the battery.

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  • guitarjess Nov 15, 2008

    I removed the steering column cover and unplugged the ignition wires from the switch and can remove the key that way. Could it be the solonoid inside the switch?

  • guitarjess Nov 15, 2008

    There is a plastic ring around the shifter release button that is broken. I slide the ring out and the key works fine now. Ford has a safety bulletin on it.

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There was a recall for this. The transmission shift lever assembly has to be changed out.

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Try this when you put yur vehicle in park push it into park all the way and then try to pull the key out if it does the cable nedds adjusted or replaced (trans shift cable)

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