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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-03-2003 Thread Starter
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Exclamation Ignition won't turn turn...sometimes

OK, sometimes when I go to put my ket into the car the ignition switch won't turn. It just locks up and won't move. I'm thinking the last owner either messed it up or, it has something to do with the wheel lock when you don't have the key in the car and turn the wheel until it locks. Anyone have any ideas?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-05-2003
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i have the same problem, it wont letr you turn the key at all, and you just sit there like a beached whale doing nothing. then it just decides to work and you dont know what the problem is, i have never found a fix for it, but it isnt doing it anymore all that often

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-05-2003
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Sometimes when the steering wheel has pressure on it. For example the wheels are turned and the steering wheel was turned more so it will lock. Then the key will not turn so I just put some pressure as if i'm turning the wheel and the key will turn.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-07-2003 Thread Starter
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I thought it had something to do with thte wheel. Thanks.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-14-2003
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Yeah that happens to me sometimes. The solution I found is that make sure the key is properly alligned with the ignition and turn it. Like its parallel.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-15-2003
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guys, i HAD this problem...i was stuck in a parking lot and had to get it towed....my problem was the tumblers in the actual ignition assembly weren't moving...mine ,apparently, was the last tumbler...in order to fix it i had to drill out the ignition (yup with a 18v dewalt hammer drill) the reason for the drilling was becausein order to pull out the ign. assembly. u need to insert the key, and mine wouldn't go in quite all the way! there is a lil ball on a spring type thing that releases the assembly...so i had to drill out all the way to the back off the assembly to reach the ball so it would pop out of place...thus releasing the ignition assembly. if your key will actuall go in the ignition and turn it is quite easy to replace this... SO...to make a long story short....REPLACE IT NOW BEFORE YOU GET THE SAME TROUBLES I HAD TO GO THROUGH....did i mention i used up the entire charge on one of the 18v batteries? to anyone that uses one they know thats alot of effort and time. it took like approx. 45 min. of costant drilling to get it out.... trust me fix it now..or YOU WILL regret it.....but anyway...thats just my 2 cents good luck fellas...hope i was of some assistance

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012
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okay i think im having the same problem. i bought a new master key ignition because i lost my old keys. and now that i replaced it and installed the new. my caar wont start the key doesnt turn all the way it feels as if theres some preventing it from turning. it turns the opposite way. but it doesnt turn to turn on the car.

i own a 1990 FORD MUsTANG 5.0 aka the red fox.
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