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Ford help

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by BlueTaco07, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Oct 16, 2011 at 4:19 PM
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    BlueTaco07

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    My girlfriend has a 2005 Ford Focus zx4, and her key is stuck in the ignition. I unhooked the battery and it came right out. Of course blondie put the key back in before I could figure out what was wrong :rolleyes: . Anyways its the only key that cranks the car so could it possibly be a problem with the chip? Ford says its a 300$ Dollar repair whatcha guys think?
     
  2. Oct 16, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    nope.
    there is an issue with the lock cyl.
    i towed plenty of these.

    If the key won't come out or gets stuck or won't turn we use to take a pair of regular pliers and tap like a hammer lightly on the key. 75% of the time it would release the key or allow it to turn to start the car and have them drive it to the repair facility. I don't remember it going to a recall but i did enough around here to warrant one. Anyway, it needs to be addressed asap. So i'm thinking a new lock cyl and key set with updated parts and maybe some other items that you may not think of.
     
  3. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    McBride513

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    Ran into this at work. It could be a problem with the shift interlock wiring. If the comes out when you disconnect the battery, its most likely not the cylinder.
     
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