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Ignition problem Hi I recently bought an 89 bronco to basically rebuild. My problem is when I put my key in the ignition it turns with no resisitance nor does it springs back its original location. It seems as if the ignition is stuck in the run position and won't turn off or turn the car over? Would this be a problem with the ignition cylinder because I already tried to buy a new switch and key and replace it and it made no difference. and if it is a problem with the ignition cylinder what would be easiest taking it to a shop or repairing it myself?

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There is a recall on the 89 bronco ignition stating issues and possible shorts causing fires. Just take it in and have it replaced for free.

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