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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-23-13, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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confused Ignition Problem (99 ranger)

Ok so I posted a while back thinking I had a neutral safety switch problem. I know thats not the case. So Ill just explain whats going on in hopes Id rather fix this myself then taking it to a garage.

Ok a while back I was messing around with the steering column like a dummy and I loosened these 2 bolts on the both sides of the steering column, which made my steering column drop down and so I re adjusted the steering column and put them back in. Well in doing so I put the key in the ignition I turn it over, all the light in the instrument cluster come on like normal before it starts, then i go to turn the key to crank the engine and it wont turn anymore, there for wont crank the engine. So now, which Ive been doing this for a few weeks now. I have to push upward on my steering wheel and turn the key to crank up the engine. Its a pain in the you know what. So something is not making contact now since I loosened the 2 bolts... What is going?

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Re: Ignition Problem (99 ranger)

Sounds like you did not reassemble the column properly. Either the ignition switch linkage is out of time or you left something else loose.


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Re: Ignition Problem (99 ranger)

Try adjusting the ignition switch (not to be confused with the ignition lock)
Since that may have hinted to your original problem, it may need replaced.
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