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Repair ignition in a 1996 Ford Taurus

Initial problem. I cannot and when I finally shut off mange to shot off engine, ignition remains on and will not shut off regardles of what position the keys is in

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  • sand57 Dec 27, 2008

    When I went to start my car the key just turned freely without starting car. The lights on dash came on and I couldn't turn them off because key wouldn't turn off either, had to disconnect battery. Replaced key lock cylinder and still did same thing. Right now I am starting it by manually pushing the ignition switch don't know how to get to actuator rod? if that is what I need.

  • D_Beil_1 Feb 10, 2009

    my key turned freely so i got a new key starter and now it starts but dosent turn off i to disconncet the battey for the car to shut off whats the problem

  • Randall Daughtry
    Randall Daughtry Nov 21, 2013

    mine just done the same thing as sand57 please tell my whats wrong email me at



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You need to replace the ignition lock cylinder and/or the ignition switch actuator parts that turn the electrical switch off,on,start when the key is turned, the electrical part of the ignition is remote from the lock cylinder, it is operated by a gears and a rod.

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