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I have a 1991ford explorer that will only stay running by manually holding key in run position. Have replaced ignition cylendor, still have problem. Something also seems to be draining new battery.

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I think on those , there is a swich on the steering colum under the dash. A white box with wiring . Not real certain on that. Take the plastic covers off the bottom of the colum and dash, work your key on ond off and see where it is moving. Or get a shop manual. Just trying to help lol. Hope that helps

Posted on Oct 29, 2012

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SOURCE: 1989 F150 ignition cylinder switch

Remove the ignition switch cylinder and inspect the contacts in the column. Look for dark spots, scratches, excessive scuffing. My guess is that cleaning the contacts with a little tiny piece of sandpaper and perhaps bending them out a little (so there is more pressure between the contacts when you reinstall the cyclinder) will cure the problem.

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SOURCE: Ignition Stuck

there is a lever located near the ignition lock inside of the colom. it is a manual release. try that and it usauly solves the issue permenitly.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: car doesnt start with new battery using the key

try resetting the security system, follow this procedure.
PASS LOCK RESET GM CARS 1999 UP
1) Put the key in the ignition and turn to the "ON" position. Leave it that way for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn the key and take it out. Repeat this process (2) more times (3 times, 30 minutes total) This should reset the passlock system to recognize your key.

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SOURCE: 01 Suburban battery draining

take it to an autosparky ......They will check to see if there is a drain on the battery.
cheapest and fastest option.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: battery keeps draining and car won't stay running

Check the alternator out put.Also the alternator could have a bad voltage regulator,or diode gone out,would cause this problem.Out put should read 13.75 to14.25 .

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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