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Old 02-20-2011, 09:39   #1 (permalink)
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Ford EL ignition issues.

Hey guys i hope i can get some info here.

I have looked on forums for ages and only just had a "BING" ford forums haha..
Well i picked up a ford EL 98 4L straight 6 Auto fairly cheap to do up as my first car..
But. put the key in the barrel and it will only turn the the first position no further. (odd or common??)
the interior light works the head lights work fine can change gears, the smart lock light is flashing 1/1/1 (I believe armed?)
I have tested the batter and also tried another brand new one of a mates car, and also have left the key in the ignition in the on position for a hour (Apparently reprograms the key)

So im stumped, is this a smart lock issue? or the actual barrel thats dead?

Thanks for any help given i really wan't get this car going.


Computer tek here trying to explain whats wrong with a car here so thanks for understanding.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:57   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ford EL ignition issues.

if the key only turns to the first spot then it is the barrell assy playing up try some wd40 in the lock if that does not work you will need another one.

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Old 02-20-2011, 18:42   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Ford EL ignition issues.

Have you tried both keys?
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Old 02-20-2011, 23:14   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Ford EL ignition issues.

i only have one key to try sadly... but ill give wd40 a shot today thanks for the advice.
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Old 02-20-2011, 23:57   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Ford EL ignition issues.

Try a new coded key from Mr Minute. Take your old key in to copy the codes across.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:22   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Ford EL ignition issues.

ef el keys are not coded except for the wayy it is cut.if it only turns to first spot it is jamming.

The smart lock part of the lock is internal in the barrell and generates the frequency in there not from the key.


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Old 02-21-2011, 06:08   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Ford EL ignition issues.

so new barrel and key?
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Old 02-21-2011, 23:59   #8 (permalink)
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Try and see if the key looks worn or damaged. You may only need a new key.
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try new barrel and key please
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:32   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Ford EL ignition issues.

I don't think it is the ignition lock. To check, turn to the on position, press the retainer and pull the ignition lock out. Turn it in all positions in your hand. If that works, the problem should be in the column
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