OK - We have a '96 for aerostar mini-van; I went to the store the
other day, no issues, just like it has been for the 4 years who have
owened it, when I can back out - turned the key, and van did not start
- it felt like their was nothing on the other end of the key that was
moving - like the rod had came unhooked from the switch or something.
Got to looking around, tore apart the steering column, and figured out
that their a plastic push rod that goes from the tumbler assembly,
down to the switch - and inside the column, just below where the tilt
steering wheel pivots, it is broken. So we have the started switch
hanging below the dash, and we just do it by hand - so does anyone out
their know first, what that rod thing is called, are they prone to
breaking, where can get one, and how do I replace the thing? I have
also been able to see it through a couple of holes at this point.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, my wife can't even start the
van - so this needs get fixed ASAP.