I have a 1995 Ford Bronco. Currently the key for starting the engine turns real loosly in the cylinder and does not start the engine. All of the lights on the dash stay on ( Engine, battery, etc.) whether the key is in or not.
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Do you still have the ignition key and will the ignition key cylinder switch turn? If so, you turn the key to Run, press the button on the bottom of the steering column that's accessible once the shroud is removed, then pull the key and cylinder switch out of the column.
If you no longer have a working key, then things get a bit more tricky.
I don't recall what year Ford started using the PATS system, but if your 1995 has PATS you'll need to have the PATS module reprogrammed to the new key before the car will start.
push key switch in hard to start 2nd time (3 reports) ... Our next step is to replace the lock housing assembly or the ignition lock cylinder. ... The ignition switch on my 2008 Ford Escape randomly turns over -- apparently when it feels like it.
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Sometimes vehicle would not start when crank/start pos. ...having to push in on the key because the tip of rod is jumping out of switch . .... I currently have my ignition switch dangling down, and I just manually turn it with a screw driver .... Thanks I had this issue since last year with My Ford Escape 2008 but ...
Replace the ignition assembly on the steering column. The return spring is in that module. Be sure to put your original lock cylinder back into the new assembly so you can use the same key. If you get a used one with the key cylinder in it, make sure you get the key that matches the lock. If not, switching the original lock back in is a real pain. With the correct key, you just rotate the key to the start/ignition position, push a nail/probe into the hole on top of the assembly and the lock cylinder should be able to pull out.
Sounds like the ignition switch has gone kaput. The ignition switch come in two pieces, an electrical switch and a mechanical switch.
The switch electrical portion can be replaced separatly from the mechanical portion (tumbler that the key engages). It is not a real difficult repair but requires some mechanical knowlege of how the column is assembled.
This can be verified with electrical test equipment prior to buying a new electrical switch.
turn ign to on position and the is a button on the bottom that you push and it will allow the ignition key cylinder to slide straight out. real simple. turn the new on in thon position and press the pin in on the side and slide it in the column
NOTE: The following procedure applies to vehicles that have functional ignition switch lock cylinders (11582), lock cylinder keys are available for these vehicles or the lock cylinder key numbers are known and the proper key can be made.
Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
Turn ignition switch lock cylinder to RUN position.
Place a 3.17 mm (1/8-inch) diameter wire pin or small drift punch in hole in lower steering column shroud (3530) under ignition switch (11572). Press retaining pin while pulling out on ignition switch lock cylinder to remove it from steering column lock cylinder housing (3511).
Install ignition switch lock cylinder by turning it to RUN position. Insert ignition switch lock cylinder into steering column lock cylinder housing. Make sure ignition switch lock cylinder is fully seated and aligned in interlocking washer before turning ignition switch lock cylinder to OFF position. This will permit cylinder retaining pin to extend into steering column tube flange hole.
Rotate ignition switch lock cylinder, using lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions.
following procedure applies to vehicles that have functional lock
cylinders. Such cylinders either have a key available or known key
numbers from which a key can be made.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Turn the lock cylinder key to the RUN position.
Using a 1/8
in. (3mm) diameter wire pin or a small drift, depress the lock cylinder
retaining pin through the access hole in the upper steering column
shroud (under the ignition lock cylinder) while pulling out on the lock
cylinder. Remove the lock cylinder from the column.
Using the key, turn the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position,
then depress the retaining pin using a wire pin or small drift
Install the lock cylinder by turning it to the RUN
position and depressing the retaining pin. Insert the lock cylinder
into its housing. Make sure the cylinder is fully seated and aligned in
the interlocking washer before turning the key to the OFF position. This will permit the cylinder retaining pin to extend into the cylinder housing.
Rotate the lock cylinder using the lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions.
Connect the negative battery cable.
following procedure applies to vehicles in which the ignition lock is
inoperative and the lock cylinder cannot be rotated due to a lost or
broken key, unknown key number or a lock cylinder cap that has been
damaged and/or broken to the extent that the lock cylinder cannot be