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Old 08-23-2010, 11:41 AM
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Key getting stuck in ignition

2004 F-150 FX4 SCREW 120K

anyone else getting their key stuck in the ignition?
At first it was only when I spun into a parking spot
and the wheel was cranked too far over. But now
its getting stuck all the time, even when the wheels
are totally straight. I changed to the spare key and
same prob.

Sometime when I am turning I feel
a slight click in the steering column too, and the
turn indicator suddenly has started blinking REAL fast.
I am hoping its just the lock mechanism and not
the whole steering column going.

Also - antone know where I can get a good deal on
a used right side rear view mirror and antennae? D**N car wash
that wasnt built for trucks. My local junk yard doesnt want
to do the search.

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Old 08-23-2010, 02:50 PM
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Key issue

Sounds like you have something worn or probably broken in the ignition switch. Assuming you have PATS on your truck, don't know if you can just replace the ignition switch with another one or not as you'd have different keys. Maybe have a good tech or locksmith with vehicle knowledge take a look at it.

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Old 08-23-2010, 03:02 PM
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the blinker going real fast is due to a burned bulb any chance your mirror that is missing has turn signals? you can also go and buy a new lock cylinder and then you set it up to match your key takes about 20 minutes
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:46 PM
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i might try a spray of key lube or silicone on the lock? On the old locks, powdered graphite was the ticket as it was slippery, and wouldnt freeze up on exterior door locks. In the past, a fast turn signal indicator was bad bulb, or bad turn signal flasher. sometimes adding a trailer would make a regular duty flasher do this too. I went to a heavy duty flasher on my old Ford and it took care of that prob.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:56 PM
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Two most common occurances for this are....The shifter not all the way in Park or a bad ignition lock cylinder. I have a center console shifter and I sometimes have to push a second time on shifter to get it in park fully so the key will release...
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