Ignition switch

Tiny
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  • 1993 FORD ESCORT
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Okay. I have question about a 93 ford escort ignition. How do u get the ignition switch out?
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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 4:41 AM

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Tiny
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It says remove steering wheel multifunction switch then disconnect the ignition switch connector then remove the 3 mounting screws.
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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 5:07 AM
Tiny
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We have a ford escort and we turn the switch over and absolutely nothing. It just turns with nothing at all. Just want to make sure we are doing it right. We are going to look at fixing it tomorrow. Any more advice?
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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 5:43 AM
Tiny
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Have you had the battery tested?Also made sure the battery cables are clean and tight?Checked all the fuses?Do you have a multimeter or test light?If so I can help you trouble shoot your problem.
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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 6:01 AM
Tiny
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Are you hot
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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 6:09 AM
Tiny
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Iam hot?
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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 6:12 AM
Tiny
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Ignition switch is bad need too know if I have to pull steering wheel to get switch out. We took apart column and it seems to have two pins holding switch in but we cant get pins out. One is upward and one is from dog house back so I don't know if I can drill them out or what
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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 6:27 AM
Tiny
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Yes I told you remove the steering wheel then the multifunction switch then the three screws holding the switch.I thought you were still trying to figure out if the switch was bad.
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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 6:48 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the info, do I need a special puller to take wheel off?
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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 7:13 AM
Tiny
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It lists a steering wheel puller number T67L-3600-A if there is two threaded holes in the steering wheel on each side of the steering wheel nut you could use a bolt grip puller to remove it. Or sometimes if the steering wheel isnt too tight you can loosen the nut a little bit and rock the steering wheel side to side while pulling towards you to get it loose. Doesnt always work though.
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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 5:04 PM
Tiny
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Ok thanks. Gonna work on it now
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Sunday, July 10th, 2011 AT 12:19 AM
Tiny
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Your welcome keep me posted how it comes out.
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Sunday, July 10th, 2011 AT 12:27 AM
Tiny
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My husband got it fixed yesterday, it took about an hour. He didn't need to take steering wheel off he took the four steering column bracket bolts off so the wheel would drop down so he could drill out the two pinheaded bolts which hold the whole ignition assembly onto column. Unplugged a couple wires and installed new ignition. Works good, accesory works and car starts now. He said the metal rod inside ignition assembley snapped in half
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 5:44 AM
Tiny
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Glad to hear you got it all fixed I was just passing on the info that our online repair data said the wheel had to cme off.
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 5:50 AM

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