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Ignition Linkage Rod
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Hey guys. I am having a bit of trouble starting my car. When I turn the key the rod that goes down looks like its in a bind somewhere and the key is hard to turn. Its always been a bit hard to turn but now the rod is bowing like its having a hard time pushing down the contact. Anyone have a fix for this? Thanks

1972 Mustang with Auto Transmission and 351C.

2011 Buick Regal
2010 Ford F150 Screw
2002 Triumph Trophy
1973 Dodge Challenger RT
1972 Mustang Grandé Coupe
1954 Ford F100
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#2
i've never ran into that problem... but one of the things i'd most likely do is pull steering wheel and spray a lube (wd40) down the hole and see if that helps. and try and squeeze into the floor area and ck the column and spray it that to..
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(02-14-2018, 12:11 AM)Fordication Wrote: Hey guys. I am having a bit of trouble starting my car. When I turn the key the rod that goes down looks like its in a bind somewhere and the key is hard to turn. Its always been a bit hard to turn but now the rod is bowing like its having a hard time pushing down the contact. Anyone have a fix for this? Thanks

1972 Mustang with Auto Transmission and 351C.

Do you mean this rod... if so maybe a bad ignition switch or re-adjust.


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It probably is the switch going bad
Disconnect the battery
Remove the two plastic covers on the column to access the switch
You should be able to slide the hook end of the rod out of the switch
Then see if the key moves free
Or the switch moves free , one will be binding up

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Thank you guys. I think it is a bad switch as well because it started several years ago and has been getting much worse. Time to change it out. Thanks

2011 Buick Regal
2010 Ford F150 Screw
2002 Triumph Trophy
1973 Dodge Challenger RT
1972 Mustang Grandé Coupe
1954 Ford F100
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