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Cant get key out of ignition and steering wheel wont lock in 1997 mecury tracer?

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SOURCE: key wont turn

try this quick
while trying to turn the key turn the steering wheel back and forth
sometime it binds the key switch
if that doesnt work let me know you have deeper problems
good luck
paul

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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SOURCE: is the 1995 Mecury Tracer 1.9ltr a non-interference engine

Yes it is, if the timing belt breaks u will not bend the valves.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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SOURCE: 1997 mecury cougar v8 engine. Wont start. It is

Not sure if you got your cougar running or not, but I had a similar problem and it turned out to be my Crank shaft sensor. I replaced it myself, its fairly easy if you are the type that likes to pull stuff apart and fix it. The part cost about $20. you do have to move the ac compressor over but you don't have to remove it makes the job a lot easier. I am still running the 1997 cougar xr7 30th anniversary edition, it has 160000 miles on it and still running strong. I think these are the best cars mercury ever built, i hope they come out with them again in this body style and platform.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

Fixitman909
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SOURCE: my 95 mercury tracer wont start. the key turns but

sounds like a bad light switch....and that dash lights stay on drains battery

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: starter locked and steering wheel wont move.

Try turning the wheel first of all and see if the key will turn or come out first. If not the tumbers inside the lock are tweaked causing the key to bind and stick inside of it. The only solution for this is to replace the ignition cylinder and key

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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lock cylinder removal

Section 11-04: Steering Column 1996 Escort, Tracer Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder Removal
  1. stf~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT NECESSARY FOR DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE DEPLOYMENT IS POWERED DIRECTLY FROM THE BATTERY. TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY, THE BATTERY GROUND CABLE MUST BE DISCONNECTED PRIOR TO SERVICING OR REPLACING ANY DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE SYSTEM COMPONENTS.
    Remove the steering wheel (3600). Refer to the procedure in this section.
  1. Remove the multi-function switch (13K359). Refer to Section 11-05 for the removal procedure.
  1. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
  1. Remove the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt and position the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket and the ignition/shifter interlock cable (3F719) aside.




  1. Remove the four steering column upper mounting bracket bolts and lower the steering column (3C529).
  1. Use a hammer and chisel to make a groove in the head of each of the two ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts.


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  1. Remove the two ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts with a screwdriver and discard the bolts.




  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder and the ignition switch lock cylinder bracket.
Installation
  1. Position the ignition switch lock cylinder and bracket and install two new bolts, tightening them only enough to hold the ignition switch lock cylinder in position.
  1. With the key in the ignition, verify the operation of the ignition switch lock cylinder. If necessary, reposition the ignition switch lock cylinder until it operates properly.
  1. Tighten the ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts until the bolt heads break off.
  1. Position the steering column and install the four steering column upper mounting bracket bolts. Tighten the steering column upper mounting bracket bolts to 9-14 Nm (80-124 lb-in).
  1. On vehicles equipped with tilt column, remove the upper mounting bracket retaining pin.
  1. Position the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket and install the bolt. Tighten the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt to 4-6 Nm (35-53 lb-in).
  1. Connect the ignition switch electrical connector.
  1. Install the multi-function switch. Refer to Section 11-05 for the installation procedure.
  1. Install the steering wheel. Refer to the procedure in this section.
  1. Inspect the shift interlock system. Refer to Section 07-05 for the procedure.

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