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The ignition key turns like normal but it does not do anything. I replaced the ignition switch and it does the same thing. When you turn the key it is like it freely turns like the tumblers are not turning

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  • threezebras3 Feb 28, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 1996 Ford Taurus. I replaced the tumbler and ignition switch. ame problem. The garage looked at it and said there's an aluminum tab in the steering column between the tumbler and the back of the steering column tha broke. Its supposed to connect to "engage the circuit". From what I understand; needs to be replaced by an experienced mechanic. Hope this helps.

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Take the switch back out and carefully inspect the mechanics of its operation. On my Focus, the lock turns a part in the back that operates the ignition. The Taurus may be different, but it still has to turn the ignition. It sounds like there is some kind of trouble with the engagement. Good Luck.

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