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Engine will not shut off.

After starting my mustang the key switch will turn backwards but the engine still runs. It's a 5-speed so i can stall the engine but with the key in the off position the lights in the dash are still on. I replaced the key ignition switch but it didn't help. What can I do?

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Have u checked the actuator linkage from the ignition lock cylinder down to the ignition switch on top of the steering column near the bottom under the dash? de-trim the steering column, there are four screws that hold the 2 halves of the cover on the column u access them from the lower cover, feel for the access holes with your finger, then u must drop the column down from the dash connection/support by removing the support screws to the column under the dash, they are 15mm, the cover screws i mentioned are Phillips head.

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You may need to replace the whole steering column instead of just the key igntion switch you can go to a salvage yard for one but before you do this check the neutral safety switch on the clutch

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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