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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Also the jiggling thing could be a coincidence. :0)
Tell me this.... when you turn the key, do you hear a CLICK?? If so your starter is probably bad.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
if i remember right if the battery light and check engine light is on, your alternators may be bad. your battery may just have enough to keep it running for a minute or so. you can take it out and get it tested at a auto parts store. or try charging your battery for awhile and see if it stays on longer. if this is completely wrong let me know
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
If you mean actually replacing the ignition switch on the vehicle with a locking column. You need to do this. Dicconnect the battery, remove the lower panel of the dash if there is any. There is a bolt on the steering column near the fire wall on most vehicles, remove this bolt, it will release the spline on the steering column. Disconnect all wiring going to the column, unbolt the column from the dash support. Remove the column from the truck, on the ignition switch you will see where the two shear bolts screw the assembly together, center punch the center of each bolt. Now drill the bolt with a 1/8" drill about 1/4" to 3/8" deep. Now use a 3/8" drill and drill out the shear head until it comes off the bolt. You can now remove the switch assembly from the column. The new assembly should come with new shear off bolts so when you bolt it in place when tightned they will break off rendering it tamperproof again. Most vehicles are designed like this now to stop theft. Check the column for operation before reinstalling it in the reverse of above. You just want to make sure the key locks and unlocks the column before reinstalling in the vehicle. You may want to do this before you totally tighten the bolts and break them off permanently. Good luck, RAC
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
the nipple sticks out side the bell housing on the left side just above your hydralic line for your clutch,auto zones web has a complete diagraham and steps for bleeding
Posted on May 09, 2009
My 2001 Mazda Tribute ignition key cylinder was broken and locking up constantly. I would
have to jiggle my key for up to 20 minutes to crank the car (it had
nothing to do with steering wheel or shifter lock – the cylinder was
busted). If at home sometimes I would resort to getting out a sander to
vibrate the key while in the ignition and get it to turn. I was ready
to take a sledge hammer to the car. I didn’t do any internet research
on replacing the key cylinder until today because I figured it would be
a big miserable job…but it wasn’t!!! To get to the cylinder, remove the
3 screws on the bottom side of the plastic steering column cover.
Remove cover – use a screw driver to pry apart. Turn key to run
position (don’t start engine). There is a pin on the bottom of the
cylinder which is now exposed- take a small screw driver and push the
pin in and pull on key. Cylinder should slide out. Get a new Ford
Escape cylinder at the auto parts store (I payed $86, comes with two programmable
keys), note: the parts store will not have one for Mazda, but Escape and Tribute are essentially the same car – many Mazda
parts you can only get at the dealer for an outrageous price. Now do the following procedure...(note: you must have both original ignition keys for this to work)
1. Get some long needle nose pliers (forceps work best because they lock).
2. Grab the receiver knob that the end of the key cylinder normally engages near the center of the steering column. (Look in the hole that the cylinder was in)
3. Take one of the original ignition keys and insert it into the open cylinder hole alongside the pliers (this simulates the key being in the ignition/cylinder)
4. Push in and turn the pliers (ignition knob) and the first original key at the same time to run position - don't start the engine.
5. Wait for the key light to go off on the dash and turn pliers/key back to off position…note, if key light is flashing, tilt pliers slightly and try again.
6. Repeat with second original key and then the new key. You must go in this order and you must go from one key to the next in 10 seconds or less. This is how the car programs the new key. You may have to try a few times (I had to) and tilt the pliers a bit if they interfere with programming (key light flashing).
7. Once the key light comes on solid for a second or two and goes off with all three keys in a row (not flashing) then you have it. Repeat process with original keys and other new key.
8. Use pliers to align receiver knob to run position and Insert new key cylinder (remember to insert new key in new cylinder and align so cylinder will slide in properly - key should be turned in cylinder to run position).
9. Try out new keys…car should start! Install column plastic cover. You will still need to carry an original key to open the doors unless you fully trust that your keyless entry fob will always work. I would estimate this job to take about 20-30 minutes if you have the tools and new cylinder ready when you start. I was VERY skeptical when I tried this, but it worked great for me and I thank Mike at Cheapfobs.com blog a bunch!!…Good luck with yours!
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
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