Re: no steering lock???
I have the opposite problem with a floor-shift XF. Some thieving bozos wrecked the ignition lock, and after I replaced the barrel it got into the habit of unexpectedly locking on me after a hard right turn. Made the first test-drive an interesting experience, I can assure you. :(
As far as I can tell, the problem could lie with the fingers that spring up into the steering column, or with the column itself. I haven't quite figured out how to get the old ignition lock case off yet. The manual talks about punching out a couple of fasteners, but I'm scratching my head looking at it and wondering if I need special tools. Anyone?
Secondly, what are the odds that the steering column is damaged? (The reason being that I may have to see a wrecker before I have got the thing disassembled).