Question about Cars & Trucks
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there should be a button on the bottom of the column to release the key from the ignition ad put the ignition in the lock position
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
Hello mawbea: My name is Roger I will answer your question. You did not say which engine is in your car. So if you have a 2.0 SOHC engine. If the belt broke you should be Ok. If you have the 2.0 DOHC engine. The likely hood of bending the valves are just about a guarantee. How ever with any engine using a timing belt it is possible to bend a valve.Should you need more help please just ask.
Please rate the quality of your answer as this way we know you received helpful information.Thank You for using Fix Ya, Roger
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
You will want to find out if you are not getting spark or not getting fuel.
If no fuel, then bad fuel pump, plugged fuel filter, or bad fuel pressure regulator, or bad fuel pump relay.
If no spark, then bad crank sensor, or ignition module, or coil packs.
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
Thanks to Steve (FORDSVTPARTS)...he helped me with this a few weeks
ago...so I used most of his instructions, and added some stuff.
Everybody's had problems with this...and everybody thinks that it is
going to cost a ton of money, or you have to drill it out...well you
dont...here it is:
1. To replace the cylinder you just remove the column shrouds to gain access to the cylinder, you will need to be able to turn the cylinder to remove it the easy way.
2. If you are having problems getting your key to turn then try the old "hit it with the palm of your hand method". This should be enough to get the key turned.
3. Turn the steering wheel 1/2 turn to the right so that you have easy access to the lock cylinder, and some working room. With the key turned to the "on" position, there is a small hole in the housing, that the cylinder goes into, that faces towards the driver, Use a small pick or philips screwdriver or whatever will go in the hole, push in the release pin inside the hole and the cylinder slides right out.
4. If you absolutely can't turn it you will have to drill it out or take it in somewhere and have the job done.
5. Once the old cylinder is out the new one slides in by aligning the "d" shape inside and it will now work, That's it.
Note: Most dealerships will build the cylinder to match your keys, some charge for this and others don't. Just call the parts department, give them your VIN...and they can look up your Key Code, cut you a Non-Programed PATS key, and build your new ignition cylinder off of that. Or you can take them your programed key (if you have a spare). If you are like most if us that leave your key in the ignition once you start having this problem...DON'T TAKE IT OUT. This will help you in the removal of the broken cylinder. Hope this clears up everyone's questions.
Good luck and if your not sure, call a lock smith. The cost is around $80.00 lock and installed.
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 15, 2014 | 2000 Ford Focus
Apr 24, 2012 | 2000 Ford Focus
May 22, 2011 | 2000 Ford Focus
Nov 29, 2010 | 2000 Ford Focus
Jun 01, 2010 | 2000 Ford Focus
Oct 14, 2009 | 2000 Ford Focus
Jun 16, 2009 | 2002 Ford SVT Focus
Jan 19, 2009 | 2000 Ford Focus
Aug 19, 2017 | Cars & Trucks
38 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!