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Old 07-17-2006, 12:40 AM
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Ignition turns and starts truck with no key why?

For the last few weeks something with my 95 f 250 (351 w auto) hasent been right with the Ignition.I can turn the ignition without the key in and start my truck why is this?Do i need a new one?..what about the key how do i get a new one made if i need one to fit my key?any info will help..thanks
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The ignition lock has pins that line up when the key is inserted, allowing the lock to turn (like any lock). When the pins wear out, sometimes you can turn the lock without the key.

replace ignition lock.
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replace ignition lock.
before it stops working, and strands you...

Been there, done that with my cousins van


Spend the $15 at a junkyard if you have too, but being stranded because the ignition doesnt work absolutly sucks

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Here's some info on how to do it.

http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBr...3d800a9e94.jsp

I got a new one from the Ford dealer with a new set of keys for about $14.00 a few years ago. Your new keys will not match the doors, but if you are worried about this(I just carry both keys), you can get a locksmith to make the door locks match the new ignition keys.
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Here's some info on how to do it.

http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?ForwardPage=/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/0a/9e/94/0900823d800a9e94.jsp

I got a new one from the Ford dealer with a new set of keys for about $14.00 a few years ago. Your new keys will not match the doors, but if you are worried about this(I just carry both keys), you can get a locksmith to make the door locks match the new ignition keys.
It would be easier and cheaper to match ignition cyl to current key.
A locksmith should have an 'uncoded ' ignition cyl. and set it to his key. Or they can use a switch already combinated, overlapping the cuts and giving him a new key but still work doors and ign.
Just find a locksmith that has a walk in shop instead of mobile service only, that way there is no service call[img]images/icons/icon14.gif[/img]
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Once you get the ignition replaced make sure that you don't have 50 lbs of crap om your key ring, that is what causes the pins to wear out like yours have. Yes, with time from putting the key in and taking it out you will wear the pins down, but its the extra weight on the key ring that ***** the key and accelerates the wear.
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ok so let me get this right i need a new ignition then right?..i did have about 8 keys on my key ring maybe thats to much?but the truck does have alot of miles on it over 200,000 so im sure it was going to go anyway sooner or later.
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on that year it is a common problem for the "ears" on the ignition to break. when that happens sometimes the ignition cylinder will turn without a key. Go to a locksmith with your key and they will key up a new cylinder to your key. That is the best way to fix it and it's not very expensive.
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