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Old 10-09-2005, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
Ron Croonenberg
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95 ford taurus shut off problem

Hello,

my gf has a 95 ford taurus.

Problem is that the car won't shut off anymore by turning the ignition
key to the off position. (I killed it pulling the coil wire.).
Also all electrical "systems" seem to stay on.

We replaced the ignition kkey cylinder, but that didn't help (ll
problems still the same).

Does the ignition key "activate" a relay or so that switches everything
on or off ?
(Just an idea...)

Anyone had this problem before ?

thanks

Ron
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Old 10-09-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 95 ford taurus shut off problem

Ron Croonenberg wrote:

> Hello,
>
> my gf has a 95 ford taurus.
>
> Problem is that the car won't shut off anymore by turning the ignition
> key to the off position. (I killed it pulling the coil wire.).
> Also all electrical "systems" seem to stay on.
>
> We replaced the ignition kkey cylinder, but that didn't help (ll
> problems still the same).


>
> thanks
>
> Ron


The lock cylinder just pushes/pulls a rod that goes down along the
steering column to the actual switch under the dash. It could be that
the rod has come loose, or the switch is faulty.

Rob
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Old 10-10-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
lugnut
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Re: 95 ford taurus shut off problem

On Sun, 09 Oct 2005 21:42:04 -0500, Ron Croonenberg
<ronc@depauw.edu> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>my gf has a 95 ford taurus.
>
>Problem is that the car won't shut off anymore by turning the ignition
>key to the off position. (I killed it pulling the coil wire.).
>Also all electrical "systems" seem to stay on.
>
>We replaced the ignition kkey cylinder, but that didn't help (ll
>problems still the same).
>
>Does the ignition key "activate" a relay or so that switches everything
> on or off ?
>(Just an idea...)
>
>Anyone had this problem before ?
>
>thanks
>
>Ron



The lock cylinder is no more than just that - a lock. It is
attached to a rod that goes down to the ignition switch
attached to the side of the steering column behind the dash.
That is your probable problem. Remove the lower cover from
the column and the lower instrument panel to find it and the
operating rod. If you are not mechanically adept and
patient, you probably should defer this repair to a
competent tech.

Lugnut
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