Ignition Lock Cylinder
Ford Taurus/Sable 1986-1995 Repair Information
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
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