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Old 06-21-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
TSS1112
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ignition key wont turn

HI I HAVE A 2001 FORD FOCUS AND WHEN I TRY TO START IT THE KEY GOOS IN BUT
IT WONT TURN THE STEERING WHEEL IS IN THE LOCK POSSION ANY IDEAS ON WHAT
IS WRONG WITH IT

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Old 06-21-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
Tony Wesley
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TSS1112 wrote:
> HI I HAVE A 2001 FORD FOCUS AND WHEN I TRY TO START IT THE KEY GOOS IN BUT
> IT WONT TURN THE STEERING WHEEL IS IN THE LOCK POSSION ANY IDEAS ON WHAT
> IS WRONG WITH IT


A bad ignition lock. Foci seem to suffer from this.

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Old 06-21-2005, 11:01   #3 (permalink)
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"TSS1112" <allenspargur@peoplepc.com> wrote in message
news:2a0bec44976ce2ca767a08e636057e28@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> HI I HAVE A 2001 FORD FOCUS AND WHEN I TRY TO START IT THE KEY GOOS IN BUT
> IT WONT TURN THE STEERING WHEEL IS IN THE LOCK POSSION ANY IDEAS ON WHAT
> IS WRONG WITH IT


You need a new lock. It has to be done by a dealer or locksmith since it
needs to be set to your existing keys. Costs me a couple hundred $ including
tow.


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Old 06-21-2005, 12:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: ignition key wont turn

Go with the locksmith, not only will he be cheaper but will install a better
quality lock. The locksmith might also come to your house, or where the car
is parked, so you can avoid the cost of the tow. Scuttlebutt on the internet
is the new Ford OEM redesigned locks are still failing.


"Dave Gower" <davegow.removethis.@magma.ca> wrote in message
news:WrednSNEPoi9zCXfRVn-tA@magma.ca...

"TSS1112" <allenspargur@peoplepc.com> wrote in message
news:2a0bec44976ce2ca767a08e636057e28@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> HI I HAVE A 2001 FORD FOCUS AND WHEN I TRY TO START IT THE KEY GOOS IN BUT
> IT WONT TURN THE STEERING WHEEL IS IN THE LOCK POSSION ANY IDEAS ON WHAT
> IS WRONG WITH IT


You need a new lock. It has to be done by a dealer or locksmith since it
needs to be set to your existing keys. Costs me a couple hundred $ including
tow.



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Old 06-21-2005, 14:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: ignition key wont turn

Tony Wesley schrieb:
> TSS1112 wrote:
>
>>HI I HAVE A 2001 FORD FOCUS AND WHEN I TRY TO START IT THE KEY GOOS IN BUT
>>IT WONT TURN THE STEERING WHEEL IS IN THE LOCK POSSION ANY IDEAS ON WHAT
>>IS WRONG WITH IT

>
>
> A bad ignition lock. Foci seem to suffer from this.
>


Hi
American foci seem to suffer from this. Never heard about this here in
Germany.
But our new friend with the malfunctionaly keyboard doesn┤t tell us
where he lives.
If he┤s from Europe or Asia, there could be a new problem.
bye
Jupp
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Old 06-21-2005, 17:01   #6 (permalink)
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In message <d99res$oql$01$1@news.t-online.com>, Josef Erbs
<josef.nospamdeletethis.erbs@t-online.de> wrote

>American foci seem to suffer from this. Never heard about this here in
>Germany.


Different key style, therefore different locks in Europe.

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Old 06-21-2005, 17:01   #7 (permalink)
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Alan schrieb:
> In message <d99res$oql$01$1@news.t-online.com>, Josef Erbs
> <josef.nospamdeletethis.erbs@t-online.de> wrote
>
>> American foci seem to suffer from this. Never heard about this here in
>> Germany.

>
>
> Different key style, therefore different locks in Europe.
>



Hi
corret, I know that.
I only wanted to point out that it would be helpful to tell where
someone lives when posting a problem that is not the same everywhere.
bye
Jupp
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Old 06-22-2005, 09:01   #8 (permalink)
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TSS1112 wrote:
>
> HI I HAVE A 2001 FORD FOCUS AND WHEN I TRY TO START IT THE KEY GOOS IN BUT
> IT WONT TURN THE STEERING WHEEL IS IN THE LOCK POSSION ANY IDEAS ON WHAT
> IS WRONG WITH IT


To be precise the ignition switches defect is related to the
quality of the pins in the cylinder lock. They are made of
Brass. When the ware on the pins exceed the tolerance needed to
turn lock the lock will not turn.

In the mean time incert the key in the lock strike the key
a couple of times that should set the pins so you can turn
the key.

I am on my second ignition lock which has also failed. I just
leave a key in the ignition all the time and carry a second
key to unlock the car.

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John in the sand box of Marylands eastern shore.
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Old 06-22-2005, 09:01   #9 (permalink)
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Henri wrote:
>
> Go with the locksmith, not only will he be cheaper but will install a better
> quality lock. The locksmith might also come to your house, or where the car
> is parked, so you can avoid the cost of the tow. Scuttlebutt on the internet
> is the new Ford OEM redesigned locks are still failing.


The second one that was installed by the dealer has infact failed.

I just leave the key in the lock and carry a second key to get in
the car.

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John in the sand box of Marylands eastern shore.
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:01   #10 (permalink)
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"John R Cambron" <*cambronj@chesapeake.net*> wrote

> I am on my second ignition lock which has also failed. I just
> leave a key in the ignition all the time and carry a second
> key to unlock the car.


This is actually illegal in some places, but what I do is squirt in lock
lubricant (not regular oil, which attracts dirt) a couple of times a year.
This used to be part of normal auto maintenance.


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