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My ignition is worn out! I got the truck from my now deceased father, 90' f250 4x4, the steering column has been repaired at least once, and now turning the key all the lights, wait to start, and gauges come on, but it wont make the connection to turn the engine over, what i want to do is put in a push-to- start button, but i do not know which wire, or wires to tap into. Can anybody help???

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  • bigfoot7696 Sep 25, 2009

    hi, it is a standard transmission. thanks

  • bigfoot7696 Sep 25, 2009

    This is a standard transmission, with new battery's, the switch has been giving me a problem for a while and degenerated to now not making a connection at all. Not able to push start, ( just to heavy), every thing else is acting the norm just not starting.



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Is it a standard or automatic transmission. it may not be the ignition switch.


Posted on Sep 25, 2009

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Sep 25, 2009

    have you tried push starting it or giving it a boost, and when you turn on the key to start it. do the dash lights go off when you turn it to the position of cranking the motor ?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Sep 25, 2009

    One other thing. when you turn the key is it "loose"



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