Question about 2001 Ford Focus
I have a 2004 Ford Focus. It's been having some problems with the transmission, and the batery light has come on intermitintly, but no other problems. Now the key will not turn. I've checked all the fuzes and they seem fine. The steering wheel is locked and I can't even push the shift button in on the gear shift (it is an automatic).
I been there my self and yes I punch the key several times and I keep doing it for several weeks. I notice that the problem gets worst with time. Fix it ASAP
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
This is a known problem and you will need to have a new ign cyl to fix the problem. Sometimes you'll be able to get the key to turn if you: with the key in the ign, use a small hammer and a brass drift/punch tap on the face of the cyl housing. This will allow the cyl tumblers to seat. Then try to turn key. You may need to do this a couple of times until the key turns. NOTE: if it works DO NOT REMOVE THE KEY UNTIL YOU GET SOMEWHERE THAT YOU CAN HAVE THE CYL REPLACED/REPAIRED BY A LOCKSMITH. Hope this helps. Good Luck and please leave rating.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2004 ford focus steering wheel
You should be able to move the wheel just a hair to unlock the ignition, It is binding up the lock. If that is not the problem, you have 3 locks on there that tie into the transmission, But they have nothing to do with the steering wheel lock, so try to move the wheel and turn the key at the same time, if you still have trouble, get back to me, I'll give you the rest. Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 16, 2010
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