Question about 1996 Ford Mustang
As i turn the keys to my ignition it turns around in a360 turn but var doesnt start
First of all too many 360 degree turn abounds will break wiring connections, so no more of that. thee is a cylinder that shrouds the actual mechanism that receives the key when it is inserted into the switch. What ever was in place to keep the cylinder from spinning when the key is inserted and the mechanism is tuned has broken, probably from wear n tear.. it is just like trying to open a lock that is held by nothing and the whole lock turns. Hope you get the picture. try this . if you can reach under the dash board locate the ignition switch, hold n to it from underneath.depending how it's designed you maybe holding the cylinder while allowing the key mechanism to rotate to thee start position. long story short, hold form the bottom turn from the top. if that does not work, gently hold the outermost rim of the whole ignition switch from the top put the key in and turn. one more thing that probably should have been said first. there may be a ring around the switch that can be tightened to
allow the key mechanism to rotate without the cylinder turning. hope this helps
Posted on May 13, 2014
There were problems with this switch.. there was a recall. I just replaced one a couple of weeks ago.. sounds like you should replace the Part the key goes into and replace the actual electrical part of the switch. Really not too hard of job, you must tale off the steering column trim shroud and then you can get at the parts you need to replace. I purchased the switch at NAPA auto parts they had the best price and had the switch for me the next morning.. Was only about $15. I suggest you either go to library and look at Chiltom Book.. Or possibbiy buy your own book if you plan on keeping the car.
Posted on May 12, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: key lock ignition
Remove the steering column covers and you'll find the electical switch to the ignition. You'll find a rod that activates the switch from the lock and tumbler. Check for anything broken between the two.
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
Had similar problem with previously owned mustangs (80 & 87 with 4 cylinder) on two different occasions. One time the coil was opening up after I drove it and it heated up. It would not start again until it cooled down. The other time it was the TFI module on the distributor. Only way I can suggest to test coil is wait for engine to shut off; then pull the coil wire off the distributor and have someone turn the key to see if you have spark while holding near the side of the engine compartment. If you try this be careful as the coil has a kick to it if it is good. Not sure how to test the TFI module unless you check for engine codes. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 01, 2009
Most likely, some small parts inside the colume need lubercated. It's easy to remove the plastic surround around the colume. Lube what you can, and if this doesen't help, you will just have to get more help.
Posted on May 03, 2009
there is a ingnition rod going from key switch to ingnition switch ,it is probly not in the slot any more or the ingnition cam is broken
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
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