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Someone busted out the ignition cylinoid and tried

Someone busted out the ignition cylinoid on my 95 lincoln mark 8,and tried to start it with a screw driver but it wouldnt start.my question is how do you replace it?the key will turn on with the screw driver and it sounds like it wants to start,but it wont.i believe the reason why is because i think there was a chip in the key

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Pull the plastic shroud off from around the steering column it is held in place with phillip head screws once the cover is off you will be able to see the lock cylinder at the base of the cylinder is a c-clip which needs to be pulled up and off if there is no clip at the base of the switch there will be a metal stud insde a little hole take something small enough to push throuhg the small hole this will release the stud once the stud is loosed you will have to pull outwrd on the switch until it slides out of the column. reverse the process to install. wish you best.

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