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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is a known problem and you will need to have a new ign cyl to fix the problem. Sometimes you'll be able to get the key to turn if you: with the key in the ign, use a small hammer and a brass drift/punch tap on the face of the cyl housing. This will allow the cyl tumblers to seat. Then try to turn key. You may need to do this a couple of times until the key turns. NOTE: if it works DO NOT REMOVE THE KEY UNTIL YOU GET SOMEWHERE THAT YOU CAN HAVE THE CYL REPLACED/REPAIRED BY A LOCKSMITH. Hope this helps. Good Luck and please leave rating.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
SOURCE: 2004 ford freestar drivebelt
All you need is a 13mm boxed end wrench. The tensioner pulley is the one all the way on the bottom towards the rear of the van. You can reach it under the van. Slide under the van in front of the passenger front tire and you will wee the pulley. Put the wrench on the bolt and pull towards you to release the tension on the belt.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
The malfunctioning part in my case is what ford calls the "integrated wheel end" which locs the weel hub on the four wheel drive in or out as need. Part is available from Ford and cost about $110.00. I will do this repair myself.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
Your front hubs are automatic locking hubs, and the gears are hard nylon. These hubs break very easily, therefore causing you to lose your front wheel drive in 4 high, or 4 low. If you replace the hubs with "WARN (name brand) " manual locking hubs, you will never have the issue again. Of course, you will have to get out of the truck and manually lock the hubs, but they are metal gears, and much more durable. I've personally seen the issue several times, and changing the hubs has resolved the issue every time.
Posted on May 01, 2009
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