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Old 05-28-2010, 10:22 AM
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Ignition Key won't turn

I have a 09 F350 Lariat SuperCrew SRW 4x4, Last night the ignition key would not turn at all. Tried wiggling the steering wheel, (noticed it wasn't locked), wiggled the shift lever (auto trans). After about an hour of "beatn and jiggling, it just started working!?? I have no idea what caused this, neither does my dealers service dept. It's working fine now. Has anyone had this happen to them?
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:22 AM
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Could it be the key is getting worn out?
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I don't think so, I bought the truck new in Nov. 09, and it only has 11k miles. Service Mgr. just told me they couldn't duplicate the problem and Ford has no reports on what could cause it. So I guess I'll just drive it till it does it again.
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Good luck. I hope it only does this when you are at home.
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Good luck. I hope it only does this when you are at home.
Unlike the Ford Focus that would leave you sitting wherever you shut it off at last in the 00-01 years...lol
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I had similar issues on cars with 200,000 miles on them, but pretty new truck?
What helped me was spraying WD40 inside the lock with the small hose, than inserting and removing the key several times -wiping it at each time. That removed quite some dirt from the cylinder.
Also start using second key as they wear out the blades and cylinder over the time to the point when never used key will not work.
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I had similar issues on cars with 200,000 miles on them, but pretty new truck?
What helped me was spraying WD40 inside the lock with the small hose, than inserting and removing the key several times -wiping it at each time. That removed quite some dirt from the cylinder.
Also start using second key as they wear out the blades and cylinder over the time to the point when never used key will not work.
That is a great tip. Thanks.
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Thanks for the input, dealership sprayed graphite based lube inside ignition switch. They said that it's possible the tumblers inside the switch could have been sticking. I hope it works, because "ChargersFan" is right, if it does it again I'm stuck. Thank God for roadside assistance and cell phones. This is the first problem I've had with this truck, I really love it, and it pulls my 13k lb. 35' 5th wheel like it's a lawn cart.
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Ignition cylinder is locked, need help fast

Howdy,

2006 F250 Lariat 6.0 auto, last year I replaced the ignition cylinder due to a break in.

Wheel is locked, ignition wont turn, ignition cylinder will not slide out and release button will not press in. I have damaged the cylinder trying to get it out or while trying to turn it.

Any ideas? I will drill the release button tonight trying to get the cylinder out.
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