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How do you fix ignition actuator for a ford ranger

Trying to fix ignition switch actuator in steering column in a ford ranger 1996 with automatic tranmission have no clue what needs removed and whats stayscan anyone help with this problem

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SOURCE: 93 Ford Ranger Ignition Cylinder

Hi..
On 1993 Ford ranger to remove the ignition lock cylinder switch

You need to remove the Steering wheel.
Remove trim shrounds.
Set ignition switch to Run position.
If your vehicle is A/T trans. put the selector lever in Park.
You will see retaining pin. Push retaining pin inward and pull out the lock cylinder.
Unplug wire from lock cylinder.
To install reverse remove procedure.

NOTE'' If you don't have the key or the cylinder is locked.
Instead of push the retaining pin you will need to Drill with a
1/8 in ( 3.17mm) Bit to drill out the retaining pin.
Be careful DO NOT drill more than 1/2 in deep.
After you need a chisel to break away the cylinder cap.
You need a 3/8in (9.52mm) bit to Drill in center of the cylinder.
Drill aprox. 1 3/4 in( 44mm) Deep.
REmove metal shavings. And remove the cylinder.
Clean and lubricate the gear inside. and install the new cylinder.

OK............I hope this information work for you.
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Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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Ajkill
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  1. Set the parking brake.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Unbolt the intermediate shaft from the steering column.
  4. Disconnect the shift linkage rod(s) from the column.
  5. Remove the steering wheel.
If you have a tilt column, the steering wheel MUST be in the full UP position when it is removed.
  1. Remove the floor cover screws at the base of the column.
  2. Remove the steering column shroud by place the bottom screw in the No.1 position and pulling the shroud up and away from the column.
  3. On automatics, remove the shift indicator cable.
  4. Remove the instrument panel column opening cover.
  5. Remove the bolts securing the column support bracket to the pedal support bracket.
  6. Disconnect the turn signal/hazard warning harness and the ignition switch harness.
  7. Lift the column from the vehicle.
  8. Remove the column support bracket
To install:
  1. Install the column support bracket making sure that the wiring is outboard of the column. Torque the nuts to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  2. Start the floor cover clamp bolt and press the plate until the clamp flats touch the stops on the column outer tube.
  3. Install the column through the floor opening.
  4. Connect the turn signal/hazard warning and ignition harnesses.
  5. Raise the column and install the 2 support bolts.
  6. Tighten the floor cover bolts to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  7. Torque the support bracket bolts to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  8. Torque the cover plate clamp bolt to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  9. Install and adjust the shift indicator cable, on automatics.
  10. Install the instrument panel column opening cover.
  11. Install the column shroud.
  12. Torque the shroud bottom screw to 15 inch lbs.
  13. Connect the shifter rod(s).
  14. Connect the intermediate shaft. Torque the bolt to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
Good luck...

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

Richie_asg1
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SOURCE: Ignition switch 84 Ford F150 no key

Hi,
When you say you were able to remove it - does this mean the broken part of the key? if it was, then just take both pieces to a locksmith that cuts auto keys, and have a replacement cut. If it uses a transponder, make sure this is copied also.

With a working key, remove any plastic surround around the lock mechanism (put the steering wheel back on), and look at the lock mechanism around the actual lock. Turn the key to position 1. This should allow a small pin on the side of the lock body to be pressed in - releasing the lock cylinder, which will come out on the key when you pull it.

These are some makes where you have to drill to depress the catch, but this is a hands-on job for an auto locksmith.

Hope this helps.

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Posted on Dec 26, 2008

jmassengill
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SOURCE: power steering went out on 1996 ford ranger what is problem?

The problem could be anything from a power steering hose has leaked out all the power steering fluid or the steering rack could be leaking fluid. Has the car made any strange noises when turning the steering wheel? A car that is loosing power steering fluid will at some point lose so much fluid as to make the power steering pump cavitate (starve for fluid) and the pump will make a high pitched noise when it has too little fluid in it. I can't remember if the 1996 ranger had only one belt on the engine or if the power steering has it own seperate belt. The belt being gone would prevent the power steering from working but if you only have one belt the car would also overheat.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 ford ranger headlights not working

I had the same problem 1998 ford ranger. left headlight very dim. right head light worked normal. pull back for high beam flash left dim headlight would go out. put on high beems left light got even more dim. trouble shot wires and replaced blinker/high low beam/whiper unit didn't fix. replaced headlight didn't fix. looked at wireing harnes connecter that conects to headlight bulb and center (black Wire) female contacts was open more than the others. (was making weak contact (ground)
FIX:::: SLIGHTLY BENT BLADE ON HEADLIGHT TO MAKE BETTER CONTACT WITH WIRE CONECTION WITH WIDER FEMALE CONTACT RECPTICAL. HEADLIGHTS BRIGHT AS EVER AGAIN. PS ALSO PUT DIELECTRIC GREASE IN CONTACTOR.

HOPE THIS HELPS

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the steering column shroud and lower the steering column.
  3. Disconnect the switch wiring at the multiple plug.
  4. Remove the two nuts that retain the switch to the steering column.
  5. Lift the switch vertically upward to disengage the actuator rod from the switch and remove the switch.
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  2. Remove steering column shroud and lower the steering column.
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