Mechanics

IGNITION SWITCH

1996 Ford Explorer

Electrical problem
1996 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles

My daughters vehicle would not turn off. Ignition switch failed-the switch itself would not turn the vehicle off. No resistance when turned. Are we looking at just the switch itself or more?Thanks
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Rspeck
May 11, 2010.



The most likely problem is a bad ignition switch. To find out for sure, remove the plastic covers over the steering column and remove the 2 screws holding the ignition switch in place. Make sure the mechanism coming from the key is turning the ignition switch. If the mechanism works fine, replace the ignition switch.

Bluelightnin6
May 11, 2010.