View Full Version : Couldnt shut off car with keys !!!

05-26-2004, 10:31 PM
the ignition lock cylinder still will crank the car, but when you turn it backwards it doesnt turn the car off. after doing a search on this subject, i found so info here and on TCCOA. so with that info, I started to work on it. so far i have new cylinder [not installed yet], the cylinder to switch rods [not installed], and i've removed everything including the steering wheel. this is where things get tricky and i need someone's help.

i dont have procedures [full details] or diagrams to go by so here i stand.

the plan was to check the rods first, to see if they are the true problem; reason being i'm gonna upgrade the door handles and therefore need the to change lock cylinder to match up for one single key, so i didnt want to start there when i probably would have to change out again very soon anyway.

anyway, can anyone walk me through this or provide me with the details needed to solve and finish this problem. also if anyone has the repair manuals on cd, i'm interested again looking for one for a 92sc and one for a 95sc.

thanks in advance !!!!!

05-27-2004, 09:17 AM

Scott Long
05-27-2004, 08:50 PM
why not just change the ignition switch and fix your problem?

05-27-2004, 10:40 PM
the lock cylinder didnt work, to fix the problem, and i finally pull the column out. i also know that its not the ignition switch. its the mechanisms (two parts); that when the lock cylinder turn these two parts move and then make contact with the switch)

the part #s are below if that helps

F2DZ-3E723-A connects with F0DZ-3E715-A

but i'm still looking for those repair manual CDs ?!?!

Joisey Jim
05-28-2004, 01:07 PM
I'd also take a close look at the insulation on the steering column wiring harness. It wouldn't be the first time that an overheated 12v circuit has jumping across and bypassing the ignition switch. Have you noticed any smell of smoke at all. The wiring to the multi-purpose stalk is particularly vunerable to overheating (see articles on headlamp switch recall/after-market wiring harness). I remember my wife's Escort doing just that - she came home turned the ignition off, took the key out and the engine was still running.

05-29-2004, 12:39 PM
i got the manual on cd for a 92 thunderbird, if your interested email me, I usually sell them for $5 just to cover shipping and cd cost and like a $1 profit, I paid $20 for the disc.