We are trying to get a key made for our 1997 ford explorer ignition..we are unable to remove the ignition switch to take it in...we tried a door lock but they said it wouldnt work for the ignition...is there any way we can locate the numbers needed for the locksmith? thank you.
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when the car was turned off sometimes if there is excessive pressure on the wheels to try and turn, this can happen. Try grabbing the steering wheel, rock it left to right and see if the key will turn. Please don't excert excess force on the key!
Did you program the security system to accept the new key ? It sounds like the linkage from the lock cylinder is worn out to not let the steering wheel lock. I would want to know if the lock cylinder is turning the switch without any extra movement.
if it is making a rapid clicking sound while trying to start it, your battery is not fine. you can try to jump it. hook up the cables properly and allow the vehicle to sit for about 3-5 minutes. allow the "jumping" vehicle to just idle. reving the engine will not do anything.
you dont have to remove the steering wheel on a most Ford car and trucks you insert the key turn to the on position and there is a small pin under the ignition switch that you push and it comes right out.you have to remove the steering wheel cover above and below the ignition switch.
Are you aware? you have the key and tumbler and another part under the dash on the steering column called the ingition switch.
They both have to be aligned in sync to operate properly.
Question? is this a tilt steering wheel,if it is and you dont know anything about it I suggest you get a professionel to do this kind of job.
You really have to know what your doing for this one.
I don't see anywhere where you replaced the drive belt or the fuel filter it could be building up pressure in the fuel pump causing the sending unit to stick but before you do all this get a digital volt meter and check out the crank sensor I'm just asking because it has happened to me if you have a lot of keys on one key ring it can damage the ignition switch so check out the crank sensor and the ignition switch first