1992 FORD F150 IGNITION SWITCH?

  • Tiny
  • jasonmichel
  • 1992 Ford F-150

Engine problem
1992 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 236000 miles

1992 F150 scab 4x4 5.8, a few weeks ago my truck wouldn't start when I turn the key, but would start when I shorted the solenoid. So at the time I had a bad shift cable so I thought I might be neutral safety or something. So when I replaced the shift cable and assembled everything, it worked fine with the key again, and has until today, still starts with shorting method, but won't with key. So I am wondering if its the ignition switch? Is there a good way to tell?
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Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 AT 3:09 PM

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  • blackop555
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Will it crank with the truck in neutral? If so then it is the neutral safety switch, if not check the solinoid and ignition switch.

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Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 AT 3:11 PM
  • Tiny
  • jasonmichel
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No it will not start in neutral either, like I said I can start it by shorting the solenoid out, so should I replace the ignition lock assembly?

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Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 AT 3:15 PM

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