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I need to change out the ignition on my 94 explorer cause my friend im buyin it lost the key so do you know how to get it out without the key?

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You need to turn key to ON position and stick pin or paper clip in hole on side to release it so you can pull it out.

Section 11-04B: Steering Column, Ranger/Explorer 1994 Ranger and Explorer Vehicles Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder (Without Key) NOTE: The following procedure applies to vehicles where the lock cylinder is inoperative and the lock cylinder cannot be rotated due to a lost or broken ignition key and the key number not known or the lock cylinder cap is damaged and/or broken to the extent that the lock cylinder cannot be rotated.
Removal

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable . For tilt columns, tilt to the full up position. Remove the steering wheel , steering column locking lever (3B661) , and steering column trim shrouds as described in this section. NOTE: When drilling out the retaining pin, take care not to damage the cast housing.
  1. Punch the lock cylinder retaining pin with a ***** punch (1/8 inch maximum outside diameter). Using a 3.17mm (1/8-inch) diameter drill, drill out the retaining pin going no deeper than 12.7mm (1/2 inch).
  1. Place a chisel at the base of the ignition lock cylinder cap. Using a hammer, strike the chisel with sharp blows to break the cap away from the lock cylinder.
  1. Using a 9.8mm (3/8-inch) diameter drill, drill down the middle of the ignition lock key slot approximately 45mm (1-3/4 inch) until the ignition lock key slot breaks loose from the steering column cover casting. Remove the ignition lock key slot and the drill shavings from the base of the cover cast housing.
  1. Remove the lock cylinder drive gear, bearing retainer and actuator from the casting as described in this section. Thoroughly clean the components in an acceptable cleaning solution. Carefully inspect all components for any damage resulting from the drill operation. If any of the components show signs of damage, they must be replaced. Clean the casting with compressed air to remove any drill shavings or foreign particles and carefully inspect it for damage. If the casting is damaged, replace it with a new one.
Installation
  1. Lubricate the lock cylinder with grease.
  1. Reinstall the lock cylinder drive gear, bearing retainer and actuator. Lubricate with grease before installing.
  1. Turn the lock cylinder to the ON position and depress the lock cylinder housing retaining pin.
  1. Insert the lock cylinder into the lock cylinder housing making sure that the tab at the end of the cylinder aligns with the slot in the steering gear (3504) .
  1. Turn the key to the OFF position. This action will permit the retaining pin to extend into the lock cylinder housing hole.
  1. Using the ignition key, rotate the ignition switch lock cylinder to make sure to correct mechanical operation in all positions.
  1. Connect ignition key warning switch terminal and wire .
  1. Install the upper and lower steering column shrouds as described in this section.
  1. Install the steering wheel as described in this section. NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more to relearn the strategy.
  1. Connect the battery ground cable .
  1. Check for proper start in PARK or NEUTRAL. Also check to make certain that the start circuit cannot be actuated in the DRIVE and REVERSE positions

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

  • gerry bissi Apr 06, 2011

    Procedure with key



    Push down on the lock cylinder retaining pin with a 3.17mm (1/8-inch) diameter wire pin or small punch. Pull the ignition switch lock cylinder from the column housing.


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