Question about 1997 Ford Explorer AWD
I placed the key in the ignition switch and the vehicle started but I noticed the key extended beyond the typical arc as if it were loose. So I shut the engine off and tried to start the car again and the key seemed to not connect to turn the ignition switch to start the engine. It essentially is completely loose moving forward toward the 'start engine' position and does click in the downward arc position and stops at the auxillary mode. I thought there may be a nut loose or something where the key goes into the ignition switch so I loosened the casing that fits above and below the top of the steering column to get a closer look. I didn't see anything immediate that would pose the problem though I'm not proficient with working on cars. Does anyone have what may be a simple solution to this?
Sound like the tumbler is falling out, when you open the steering column there should be a hole where a small but solid object can go in.. this release the tumbler but only when the key it turn at a certain position you will feel the pin in the hole go inwards then you can slide it out...it could be defective or just need to place back properly..hope this help..
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
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