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  • Key won't turn to the start position

    It will turn to the on position and everything gets power but it won't turn further to crank the engine. I'm guessing a bad ignition cylinder. I found the how-to on removing it but is there anything else I should know or look into?

    I have started the car a couple times from a roll so its not like I just need to wiggle the steering wheel.

  • #2
    Check the rod that goes from the key to the ignition switch to make sure it hasn't popped out. Have you checked the starter?

    Don
    Don Higgins
    Crew Chief Pro Drag Racing Software
    http://www.crewchiefpro.com
    1999 3.0 Turbo CSVT ** 2013 American Dragster with 1100 Horsepower 7.28 @ 185 mph

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    • #3
      Haven't checked the starter because the key won't turn far enough for the starter to engage. If this rod pops off would I still get power to everything when I turn it to the on/run position.

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      • #4
        sounds like the ingnition cylinder went bad. happened to me. get a lock set with 2 keys and you will be able to program them to your PCM yourself.
        - 12 Focus SE
        - 95 Mystique LS <-sold
        - 99 Contour SE Sport <- traded in 2/13
        - 99 Contour SeVT <- 3L/NPG Turbo
        - 2k Contour SVT - #2137

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        • #5
          I took the ignition cylinder to a lock smith and he was able to fix it.

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