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I wanted to know how do u change the ignition switch on a 96 Ford explorer. I turn my key and it is real loose and doesn't do.anything

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This is for a v-8 96 ford explorer:

Let me know if you need the v-6 instructions which may be the same. I did not check yet. I wanted to know how do u change the ignition - prev.gif next.gif Ignition Switch REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering wheel.
  3. As necessary, remove all under dash panels in order to gain access to the ignition switch.
  4. As necessary, lower the steering column to gain working clearance.
  5. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connectors.
  6. Remove the ignition switch retaining screws from the studs. Disengage the ignition switch from switch rod. Remove the switch from the vehicle. To install:
  7. Position the lock cylinder in the LOCK position.
  8. To set the switch, position a wire in the opening in the outer surface of the switch through its positions until the wire drops down into the slot. NOTE: The slot is in the bottom of the switch where the rod must be inserted to allow full movement through the switch positions.
  9. Position the ignition switch on the column studs and over the actuating rod. Torque the retaining nuts to 40–64 inch lbs. (4.5–7.2 Nm).
  10. Remove the wire from the slot in the housing. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.

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