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How can you tell if the ignition switch on a Ford E150 van is bad?


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Answered 2006-07-19 19:32:24

We'll divide this question into two sections. Ignition key lock is defective if: 1. Key is hard to insert or remove. ( try a little WD40 ) 2. Key doesn't spring back from start. 3. Key doesn't find the detents (stops) for: lock, acc., run. Then the Ignition Key Lock is defective, and usual problem. Ignition Switch: This is much harder to detect. You will have to get the wiring diagrams for your ignition switch, remove the switch, and check each terminal for defects. The usual problem is a broken wire in the system. If you have a specific problem, like not starting, then reask your question with the sympton.

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