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When I turned the key to off position the car kept running 1995 Ford Taurus GL3.0 I replaced the ignition lock cylinder and no change car would not shut off. So what could the problem?

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Hi!!

Like the name says it, Ignition Lock Cylinder, what you need to check/replace is the Ignition Switch.

The Lock Cylinder and the Ignition Switch are joined by a rod which is the one that activates the switch functions (ON, ACC, RUN, START) the switch is mounted on top of the steering column no more than 12" from the lock cylinder. It is fastened by 2 screws.

Disconnect electrical plug, remove fasteners and with a twisting motion disconnect actuating rod from switch. Use electrical contact cleaner to remove dirt until it slides free. You can even make it work by plugging back electrical connector and rod and sliding it back and forth to make sure it is working correctly. If still does not work, replace it.

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Posted on May 14, 2010

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These cars had a problem with the wiring to the starter. I had to replace the starter in the one I had. The solenoid shorts internal that causes this. if you you can get in to the starter, remove the small wire to the solenoid, use a another wire to connect to the starter and hook it to the wire you took loose, make it long enough that you can reach it, to hook / unhook, it from up by the rad.:: start the car and turn it off it it does not turn of unhook the wire you made, if the car turns off you need a new starter....

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How do i fix this problem with my 1995 taurus ignition lock cylinder. it will turn the car on but will not shut it off?


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It can be faulty ignition lock cylinder. I suggest to wiggle the steering wheel a bit and see if the key gets released out. If that is not helping then first turn steering wheel to right and try removing the key, or next turn steering wheel to left and see if you can remove the key.

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Spray wd-40 in the ignition key hole and let it remain there for few minutes, after that once again try to remove the key and see if that helps.

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But if that is not helping then ignition lock cylinder has to be removed out and key has to be manually removed.

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The steering wheel was turned when the key was removed. So when you try to turn on the key, turn the wheel one way and the other way to release the pressure on the key. The key should turn ok.
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How do I change the ignition switch in a 1995 F-350? The original key was lost.


*If* you had the key these are the steps: Insert the key and turn to the RUN position. There is a small hole in the steering column below the ignition switch. Insert a 1/8" drill bit (or something similar size) and push upward on the retaining pin in the hole. As you do this, pull out the cylinder lock. It should come right out. To reinstall, turn the new cylinder to the RUN position. Again depress the retaining pin and insert the switch into the steering column. Make sure the new switch is completely seated & aligned before you turn to the OFF position. This will let the retaining pin extend into the hole.

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How do I change a ignition switch cylinder in a 1995 ford taurus? My ignitions switch is not turning to the off possition and it is leaving the inside lights and radio on and running down the battery. Is...


There should be hole about1/4 inch in diameter in the shroud around the steering column right under the lock. Turn the key to the on position and take long punch or nail and go through that hole and push the release button. The lock assembly can then be pulled out, there's a steel washer down in the hole with a "D" shaped hole in it be careful not to lose that. Sometimes the washer will come out with the lock cylinder. If you can't find the release button you may have to remove the shrouding so you can see what you are doing. Take flashlight and look up in there for the button it's only about an 1/8 inch in diameter. Good luck.

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Lock Cylinder Functional
Removal
  1. NOTE: The following procedure applies to vehicles that have functional ignition switch lock cylinders (11582), lock cylinder keys are available for these vehicles or the lock cylinder key numbers are known and the proper key can be made.

    Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Turn ignition switch lock cylinder to RUN position.
  1. Place a 3.17 mm (1/8-inch) diameter wire pin or small drift punch in hole in lower steering column shroud (3530) under ignition switch (11572). Press retaining pin while pulling out on ignition switch lock cylinder to remove it from steering column lock cylinder housing (3511).
Installation
  1. Install ignition switch lock cylinder by turning it to RUN position. Insert ignition switch lock cylinder into steering column lock cylinder housing. Make sure ignition switch lock cylinder is fully seated and aligned in interlocking washer before turning ignition switch lock cylinder to OFF position. This will permit cylinder retaining pin to extend into steering column tube flange hole.
  1. Rotate ignition switch lock cylinder, using lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions.
  1. Connect battery ground cable.

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Functional Lock


The following procedure applies to vehicles that have functional lock cylinders. Such cylinders either have a key available or known key numbers from which a key can be made.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Turn the lock cylinder key to the RUN position.
  3. Using a 1/8 in. (3mm) diameter wire pin or a small drift, depress the lock cylinder retaining pin through the access hole in the upper steering column shroud (under the ignition lock cylinder) while pulling out on the lock cylinder. Remove the lock cylinder from the column.

Using the key, turn the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position, then depress the retaining pin using a wire pin or small drift

To install:
  1. Install the lock cylinder by turning it to the RUN position and depressing the retaining pin. Insert the lock cylinder into its housing. Make sure the cylinder is fully seated and aligned in the interlocking washer before turning the key to the OFF position. This will permit the cylinder retaining pin to extend into the cylinder housing.
  2. Rotate the lock cylinder using the lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.

Non-Functional Lock
The following procedure applies to vehicles in which the ignition lock is inoperative and the lock cylinder cannot be rotated due to a lost or broken key, unknown key number or a lock cylinder cap that has been damaged and/or broken to the extent that the lock cylinder cannot be rotated.

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