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Old 04-20-2017, 08:52 PM
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Ignition Cylinder Adjustment

I just picked up an 86 F150 4x4 manual trans with the 302. Truck came a busted ignition that would just spin, and the previous owner was starting it by moving the ignition actuator rod with a pair of needlenose pliers. I tend to prefer using a key to start my truck, so I purchased a new ignition cylinder and popped it in.

The cylinder went right in, and has accessory, run and start positions, however it will not move back to the lock position so that I can remove the key from the ignition. I pulled the steering wheel and collar thinking that I might be able to move the actuator gear and basically re time it so that the key cycled all the way back.

No luck.

I searched a bunch of threads on here, but did not see anything that specifically deals with this part of installing an ignition cylinder. Does anyone have any experience with this issue? Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:38 PM
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Don't know if this would apply but have you checked this info:

Ignition Switch - ???Gary's Garagemahal
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:05 AM
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Isn't accessory *behind* the lock position?

accy--lock(key removal)--run--start

Don't you need to depress the button on the opposite side of the column to remove the key?
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:20 AM
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Yes pushing the button is required with a manual tranny to remove the key
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It does not have a button on the other side of the column, and the lock position appears to be the furthest position it can rotate to counterclockwise.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:19 AM
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It should have a button located near the turn signal stalk.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:32 AM
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Does anyone have a picture of this button? I could swear there's no button on mine other than the hazard lights switch, but I might just be going crazy.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:51 AM
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Facing steering wheel, on left side by where the directional rod comes out.
(unless you have an original Automatic column?)
Does you instrument cluster have "P N D" on the lower center?
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:54 AM
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Accessory position is closest to you, the next position is off and you can pull the key there. Then you have run and then start.

I finally found a picture of the button. This is a little bit later truck, but see that white thing sticking down on the left side underneath? That is the button you have to push so the key turns all the way to off and you can pull the key out. You will notice also this locks the steering wheel. That's why they did it, so someone doesn't reach over and turn the key and pull it out and lock the steering wheel while you are driving down the road.

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That is the button you have to push so the key turns all the way to off and you can pull the key out. You will notice also this locks the steering wheel. That's why they did it, so someone doesn't reach over and turn the key and pull it out and lock the steering wheel while you are driving down the road.
Has this been a problem?
Who are these Ford Engineers driving around with?
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:06 AM
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Is that a Ranger you are sitting in?
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:09 AM
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Is that a Ranger you are sitting in?
I got that picture off the internet somewhere. But now that you say that, it does look like the interior of my 86 ranger. Same leather steering wheel and I have the button too, but I don't have cruise. The truck in the picture must have been converted, looks like it has a automatic shifter in the floor. Automatic would have been on the column wouldn't it? Without the button. Mine is a 5 speed, so I have the button.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:11 AM
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Has this been a problem?
Who are these Ford Engineers driving around with?
Safety first you know. Just wait till you hit a big bump and trip the safety switch for the electric fuel pumps, and then it won't run at all till you reset it.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:14 AM
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I wonder if, as pointed out by reamer in post #8, if the steering column has been replaced with one from an automatic? Here is a photo of a 1980 with automatic and no release lever.
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In this photo, you can see the button low on the left side of the steering column.


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