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Old 05-03-2012, 12:20 PM
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Ignition Switch Sticking

This is an annoyance more than anything else, but my ignition switch is sticking intermittently. Sometimes it won't stick, sometimes it will stick but return to the run position on it's own, and sometimes it will stick and I have to force it to return to the run position. Anyone else ever have this problem and if so, what fixed it?
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Mine does it to I just tap it and it rights it self. No fix for it as of yet just haven't messed with it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:43 PM
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Mine does it to I just tap it and it rights it self. No fix for it as of yet just haven't messed with it.
I ran it by the Ford place and they were able to make it happen. They said it was the lock cylinder sticking (the part the key actually turns) and not the ignition switch itself. I have an appointment to get it fixed. I'm told it takes more time to actually set the new cylinder to match my key than it does to take the old one out and put the new one back in once it's set. Probably be $50.00 for the part and $900.00 for the labor.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:19 PM
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Did 2 like that other cars not Ford back when I was turning wrenches for a living. took the lock cylender out wich is easy and lubed it with graphite lube.
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Did 2 like that other cars not Ford back when I was turning wrenches for a living. took the lock cylender out wich is easy and lubed it with graphite lube.
Cool! Maybe that's what they'll do to mine. No need to replace it if all it needs is a lube job.


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You can buy dry graphite in a tube designed to "shoot" into lock cylinders, I use it in all my locks, especially padlocks and deadbolts. It is "magic" for locks... no need to disassemble or take to the dealer, you need absolutely no mechanical ability to do this.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:12 AM
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You can buy dry graphite in a tube designed to "shoot" into lock cylinders, I use it in all my locks, especially padlocks and deadbolts. It is "magic" for locks... no need to disassemble or take to the dealer, you need absolutely no mechanical ability to do this.
Cool, thanks. That's what I need...something that takes no mecahnical ability because I sure ain't got any.

The truck is in the shop today to get this worked out so we'll see what they find/do. I appreciate the suggestion, though.
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Hope they don't just spray it and charge a lot
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:44 PM
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Cool, thanks. That's what I need...something that takes no mecahnical ability because I sure ain't got any.
Sure you do, you just haven't tapped into it yet.. keep reading these threads and you will be doing all kinds of stuff. They say tattoos are addicting, i wouldn't know, but my diesel truck sure is!

On a side note: the wife FINALLY caved in and admitted she likes the truck with the lift and big tires... took 4 months.
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Sorry, guys, forgot to get back to you on this...in case you were curious as to what they found. They didn't say, but I do know they replaced the cylinder and man it sure is smooth now. I guess that's what matters. Thanks for all your suggestions, though.
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