I have a 96' Ranger and the actuator rod going from the ignition to the switch appears to be broken. Have removed the steering wheel and air bag only to see a housing and several springs with retainers, which kind of scare me from going further. I've been able to remove the switch from further down in the column. While I can push the switch by hand and turn the key to get it started, I'd really like to fix it properly so I can turn it on & off with the key. A guy at Ford said it would take him about 2 hours to fix, and he's done several hundred of these repairs.
While I'm an " amature" mechanic, I'm not too bad, often times surpassing common ones, but far from a Ford certified one. Can usually get the job done, but it takes me a little longer. Sometimes a LOT longer. Just wondering if anyone has any experience in tear down, repair, and reassembly as far as the actuator switch rod is concerned. Thanks.
Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 AT 1:22 AM