'95 Ford Taurus won't shut off. You are able to start it but to
shut it off you have take off the battery cable. When you turn
the switch it starts just fine but when you get ready to turn it
off it just wont turn off. I was told to replace a part under the
steering column that looks like an adapter. Not sure what it is
called. It didn't work. They have checked the tumbler and
nothing is wrong with it. Help
The ignition switch is not located at the key tumbler.
It is in a package mounted on or near the steering
column, probably below the dash panel.
The far end of the package has a connector with wires
going to the vehicle's electrical functions, including the
The near end of the package has an actuating pushrod
which comes from the key tumbler. Turning the key
operates the pushrod.
A defective ignition switch is the most common cause of
the engine continuing to run when the key is turned off.