87 and 88 Taurus blower motor and turn signal problems

I own an 88 taurus that when you start it you have to turn the key back just a touch to make it charge and make the turn signals and blower motor work. My cousin has an 87 that does the same thing but
recently turning the key back doesnt make anything work either. Wondering if this is a common problem and if anyone knows what is causing it???? Wondering if it is something in the ignition lock cylinder or a loose wire somewhere or what??? Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks!
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Twainatic wrote:

Yep. It's real common in late 80s to early 90s Fords. The ignition switch is failing. If left unrepaired it can cause an electrical fire due to arcing in the switch. Replace the switch in both vehicles. It's about 8" down the column from the key cylinder. You may have to replace the connector and part of the harness also if they are damaged from heat. On the both 88 and 89 (90-91 also), remove the ignition lock cylinder and the gear down inside the hole, then lube the "rack and gear" in the column with white lube along with replacing the switch. You have to do it all. Lubing the gear without replacing the switch, or replacing the switch without lubing the gear will only work for a very short time, if at all.
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