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1984 ford f-150. when turning the key to start it does not spring back to the run position. i've replaced the ignition switch located on top of the lower end of the column. when turning the key you can see the actuator rod move but the problem remains.

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The actuator rod has a spring and block the returns the actuator to its normal position. Sounds like one of the three parts are broke. If this is a tilt steering column there is a two piece actuator rod. I am in the process of replacing the upper actuator rod, the pin that connects it to the lower actuator broke off. Never had any ignition problems, one day it just won't turn off due to broken actuator rod. Hope this helps you.

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