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97 ford fairlane ghia EL ignition wont let me put in key fully in.

Husband sprayed with graphite spray using little tube and hole closed up on tube, he pulled it out with force, and now key wont go in

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SOURCE: ignition alarm will not stop 97 ford f150

The key switch usually breaks or wears out and makes contact. It is on the lock cylinder. This would cause the chime to not come on, or stay on. Sounds like the switch is bad.

1997 F-150/250 Warning Chime, Key-In-Ignition The key-in-ignition chime warns that the key is still in the ignition when the driver's door is ajar. The key-in-ignition warning chime will sound when:

  • GEM: Driver door is ajar, the ignition switch is in the OFF/LOCK or ACC position and the keys are in the ignition.
  • CTM: Driver door is ajar, the ignition switch is in the OFF/LOCK, ACC or RUN position and the keys are in the ignition.
The key-in-ignition warning chime will stop sounding when:
  • Driver door is closed.
  • Key is removed from the ignition.
  • GEM: Ignition switch is switched to the RUN position.
The key-in-ignition warning chime inputs are:
  • Ignition switch RUN position (battery potential on both RUN and RUN/ACC inputs).
  • Ignition switch ACC position (battery potential on RUN/ACC input only).
  • Key-in-ignition switch (grounded with key-in-ignition, open circuit with key-out).
  • LH door ajar switch (open circuit with door closed, grounded with door ajar).
This is a pic for a 98, could not find one for 97 which may be the older style which is more prone to break.

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SOURCE: 1990 Ford F150 won't start/Sometimes will start

We are having similar problems. My husband replaced the fuel pump, fuel regulator and now it cranks but dies when you give it a lot of gas. He thinks the fuel injectors are stopped up. I read where one guy replaced the computer and fixed it and another one replaced the EEC. Check the relay contact and clean and check all grounding wires.

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my expediton started the other day and immediately shut down, it wont turn over. has a new air filter, 1/4 tank gas, new oil change. it started when we sprayed starting fluid but then shut off. what is wrong?

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SOURCE: key stuck in ignition

your ignition have to be replaced focus 2002/7 have that problem and a lot more often if you have a lot of other keys with it,try some wd40 ,but if you do take the key out replace the ignition or you going to get stuck.

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SOURCE: My 2001 Ford Expedition won't start from the ignition key. We replaced the ignition switch under the dash and it will start from there. You can turn the accessories on from the key, but if you tur

re-check the electrical connections at the switch sometimes during replacement terminals become bent or even pushed back to prevent contact

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he little tumblers with in the key/lock mechanism, have failed?
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