PINPOINT TEST F : UNABLE TO REMOVE THE KEY FROM THE IGNITION
NOTICE: Use the Flex Probe Kit for all test connections to prevent damage to the wiring terminals. Do not use standard multi meter probes.
F1 CHECK THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER
? Refer to Diagnosis and Testing in Section 501 14 and test the ignition lock cylinder.
Is the lock cylinder OK?
Yes GO to F2.
No INSTALL a new ignition lock cylinder. REFER to Section 501 14. TEST the system for normal operation.
F2 ISOLATE THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR LEVER ASSEMBLY
? Connect: Ignition Switch C250.
? Disconnect: Gearshift Lever Unit C3233.
? Attempt to remove the key from the ignition lock cylinder.
Can the key be removed from the ignition?
Yes INSTALL a new transmission selector lever. REFER to Transmission Selector Lever Removal and Installation in Section 307 05. TEST the system for normal
No GO to F3.
F3 CHECK THE INHIBIT SOLENOID CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR A SHORT TO GROUND
? Measure the resistance between gearshift lever unit C3233 2, circuit 31S TA34 (BK/YE), harness side and ground.
This is right from the ford manual
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 AT 1:04 AM