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Old 06-30-2010, 10:58   #1 (permalink)
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stuck ignition lock cylinder 1984 f150 xlt

I'm trying to replace my ignition lock cylinder which is stuck. I have the steering wheel off and the Haynes manual says to turn the key to the "on" position to press the pin in to release the cylinder. The key won't budge it. It's stuck on "Lock". I searched the forums before posting but didn't find an answer.
None of my keys will work (I thought maybe my key was worn, so I took out the spare copies- same result) Any suggestions on what to do next?

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Old 06-30-2010, 13:37   #2 (permalink)
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Re: stuck ignition lock cylinder 1984 f150 xlt

You didn't have to remove the steering wheel to take the lock cylinder out. Did the key turn before you started to change it? Sometimes the steering wheel has to be turned back and forth while turning the key due to the pressure from the steering lock.

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Re: stuck ignition lock cylinder 1984 f150 xlt

(Had trouble getting ff to take my post) Make sure the steering wheel is not in a bind. Pull hard to left and try to turn the key, no luck ..... pull hard to the right and turn the key.These old five pin locks rarely gave trouble
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Re: stuck ignition lock cylinder 1984 f150 xlt

Pretty sure on the '84 model you need to remove the steering wheel to remove the ign. lock. I know you do on my '85 F150

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You didn't have to remove the steering wheel to take the lock cylinder out. Did the key turn before you started to change it? Sometimes the steering wheel has to be turned back and forth while turning the key due to the pressure from the steering lock.

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Re: stuck ignition lock cylinder 1984 f150 xlt

You're right thefonz. I misread it as a 1994. You can put the steering wheel on and turn it like thefonz said and when the key turns, take the wheel back off to remove the lock cylinder.
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