Mechanics

MY CAR WILL NOT TURN OFF

1996 Ford Thunderbird

Electrical problem
1996 Ford Thunderbird 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 178000 miles

hello everyone! I have a 96 thunderbird and I cannot turn my car off. Well it seems the ignition switch is stuck on the" on" position and I can take my key out. Car starts fine and runs well. Ummm between the ACC position and the actual " start" position there is no resistance I can actually drive and " play" with the key in the switch. Sooo please help me!
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Alex1985
May 20, 2008.




Replace the ignition switch
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Rasmataz
May 21, 2008.
Changed out ignition switch and still does the same thing. : -(

Tiny
Alex1985
May 28, 2008.
I cannot turn my car off. Well it seems the ignition switch is stuck on the" on" position and I can take my key out. The way you described the problem with the key gave me the curve ball-

Do you mean when you turn key to off the engine continues to run-if so the idle speed needs adjustment or the throttle plate is bindng not completely shutting off the airflow thru the throttle body.

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Rasmataz
May 29, 2008.
Ok. First thing is I can turn my car on. Second thing is when the car is on I can turn the key to off position and take the key out and the engine will still run. The only way I can turn my car off is by pulling a fuse under the hood. Also when the car is on and the key is in the ignition swicth there is " play" with the ignition switch.

Tiny
Alex1985
May 29, 2008.
There's still a problem with the ignition switch-could be the input power to the switch is shorted to the ignition circuit have you thought of this. The only way the ignition will work -it has to go thru the Ign switch and also control other components to complete the fuel and ignition circuit

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Rasmataz
May 29, 2008.
Hi Alex1985,
Don't know if you fixed your problem. My 96 T-bird started doing the same thing 3 days ago. My husband, after checking the ignition and the switch came to the conclusion it was in the linkage between the two. Sure enough it appeared there was a pin missing that connected it together. He made his own and now my car shuts off when we turn the key off. Hope this helps you out.

Tiny
Garnetrose1927
Jun 1, 2008.

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