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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my key will not turn
Will the key go in and out of the ignition? If you can take the key from the ignition, I would use WD40 and lubricate the ignition lock until it is almost overly lubricated and take the key and push it in the lock and tap the end of the key into the lock with a hammer (remember, I said TAP). These things might get your car ignition to work long enough to get your car ignition into the ON position. at that point removal of the ignition cylinder is very easy. if you can't get the key to turn go to this page to see about drilling out the lock so it will turn. http://www.autosafety.org/2000-2005-ford-focus-ignition-lock-cylinder.
Go to this website and get in contact with Tousley Ford. They have great prices on ford parts if you are in the USA.
I just changed out the ignition cylinder in my 2002 Focus and it was a five minute job because I could get the old cylinder in the ON position and didn't have to drill it out. and Tousley ford did me great on the price!
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
Yes it does sound to me like the key is the problem.
the only other thing for a steering locking up would be the steering lock silenoid but that is activated by the brake pedal and the key has to be turned
if this is the orginal key it could be something else because the key and the tumblers inside the ingintion would wear down the same time together,but is the is a replacement key or back-up it will be the key because the tumblers would have been worn done by a different key.
try wiggling the key as you turn maybe you can get it to turn.
You will likely have to replace the ignition and key together.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
there is a fusible link in the pos. batt. cable that goes bad, have it replaced your prob will go away...i promise... goodluck!
Posted on May 21, 2009
Its more than likely the door lock actuator and if so your going to have to take the inside door panel off to get to it. It is possible to do it, its just a pain
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
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