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Ignition problems The key will start the car, but wont shut it off. I replaced the ignition but it wont lock in properly and still wont turn the motor off someone told me that I may have to replace the entire steering colume. can the part directly behind the air bag be rebuilt

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  • shanley50 Feb 05, 2009

    on mine it will only run with the key on start once you let go of the key it dies

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You have an issue with the mechanism that operates the iginition switch down low on the top of the column, this is the electrical switch, you must pull the column apart and see what is broken, but be warned it is a really hard job unless you have allot of patience and time don't do it, have a Ford shop fix it or locate a used column on the internet, ebay has these kinds of parts cheap, I got a good used column for my 84 Corvette for $100 shipped to my door. Good luck.

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