Question about 2003 Ford Focus
Tried starting vehicle for two hours but key would not turn. Finally got it to start once but repeated attempts have been useless. Any ideas?
These vehicles have a lot of problems with ignition cylinders binding up. It needs to be replaced with an updated cylinder. If you tap on the key with a small hammer or something like it while turning the key you can get it to turn
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
For the least expensive solution to the ignition cylinder lock issue. The car 2004 Focus SVT. Over the last couple of weeks the key would not turn. After numerous attempts over 10-15 minutes I couyld usually get it to turn once. After following the removal and repair process above I found an easier fix. IF you can get the key to turn for the Ford Focus there are 3 screws holding the steering wheel column cover on. Unscrew them. I had to also do the panel just below the column to get access to the last screw on the column cover. Pry the column cover apart, mine would not fully seperate becuase of the controls on the left side. Turn the key to the on position, use a punch to push in the release for the cylinder. There are some great photos and step by step instructions on the web. Now I took mine to a local locksmith. He removed the bar in the cylinder reassembled it an handed it back to me. For $20 it was fixed. I reinstalled the cylinder, took care of the lower panel and column cover and it was done.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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