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!
Yep. It's real common in late 80s to early 90s Fords. The ignition switch is
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
are damaged from heat. On the both 88 and 89 (90-91 also), remove the ignition
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
the switch without lubing the gear will only work for a very short time, if at
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