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It is an intermittent problem and a mechanic suggested the switch replacement. Key cylinder works and the bar seems to be intact.
No. The ignition switch is located farther down on the steering column. The lock cylinder rotates and move an actuator rod. The rod move up or down and slides the contacts in the switch. Pull the trim panels below the steering column and look for the switch screwed onto the column itself. Just follow the wires.
Posted on Jan 12, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Follow these steps carefully. this will help you achieve this replacement.
Disconnect the negative battery cable from the terminal on the battery. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers by unscrewing them.
Remove the steering wheel by lifting off the center cover, disconnecting the horn wire and removing the retaining nut and washer. Make a mark on the steering wheel spline and the wheel itself so you can line it back up precisely. Pull the steering wheel straight back to remove from the shaft.
Take off windshield wiper and turn signal switches by pulling them off as you did the steering wheel and disconnect the wiring. Slide the spacer sleeve off of the steering column.
Unscrew the ignition switch mounting screws. Pull out the ignition switch. Disconnect the wiring connector from back of the ignition switch. Simply loosen the tabs and pull it out.
Insert your key into the ignition. Turn the ignition switch to the locked position. Depress the retaining pin with a small screwdriver and turn the key to the Off position to free the cylinder. Once it is free, turn the key to lock position and remove the key and key cylinder.
Install your old key cylinder into the new ignition switch assembly. Make sure the contacts in the cylinder and assembly line up. Reattach wiring to ignition switch, slide it into place, screw in mounting screws and reassemble steering wheel and switches.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
SOURCE: 1988 ford F150 vacuum hoses
Always refer first to the factory vacuum diagram sticker affixed
under the hood...
1988 Ford Truck F150 1/2 ton P/U 2WD 4.9L FI 6cyl
Fig. : Vacuum diagram-1987 F-Series, all engines
Hope this solve it (remember comment and rated this).
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
Removal & Installation
Read the air bag service precautions in Section 6 prior to doing work involving an air bag equipped steering column component. Always wear safety glasses when servicing an air bag vehicle and handling the air bag to avoid possible injury.
Posted on May 04, 2010
Theres 2 pumps one in the tank, lift pump, and one in the chassis rail under the driver side. The one in the tank is cheap, the one in the rail is not. The one in the tank only produces low pressure to prime the main pump and if it is broken, may not cause that much of an issue except when starting. the one in the rail is a no-start if it fails. The idea is that the rail pump can supply high pressure for the injectors, so a fuel pressure test at the injector rail will determine which pump is playing up. Hope that helps Tim
Posted on May 26, 2010
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