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91 merc cougar I can put key in ignition, but when you turn key it turns freely. went to start the car and i heard a click sound and key just turns all the way both directions and doesn't engage.

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Dead battery and or starter or solenoid check horn , lights etcc if horn will not sound replace or charge battery .

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

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    A friend told me it sounds likevthe ignition cylinder broke. Battery is brand new. Not even a week old.

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sounds like your starter motor is gone

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The steering locks don't necessarily engage when the key is removed, I always turn the wheel before exiting to engage it. There are several positions that will allow the pin to lock in but if between these, it may seem that it isn't locked.

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Hi what is happening is that your turn off your car and left the wheels turned to one side and specially if your car is parke in a hill what you have to do is to force the steering wheel to the same direction of your wheels this will free up the ignition switch it is going to be hard let me tell you but it will work and this is why your shift don't work once you have the ignition switch free then your shift will work again

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On many cars, if the battery is dead, it locks the key in the ignition. Put a battery charger on the car or replace the battery and give it a shot.

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SOURCE: When the ignition key is turned a clicking noise is heard.

Sounds like a bad ground. If the battery voltage does not drop when the starter is engaged, the starter is not getting the juice. Check the ground connection again. 90%

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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