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1994 Ford Explorer Question: I have an ignition problem

 

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mobile-mechanic-services, Rockford, IL, February 08, 2012, 17:51
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I have changed ford ignitions before but how hard would it be without the key? I have a friend with a 94 explorer that wants to bypass the whole locksmith bill and just swap the tumbler. is there a way to get it out without a key or do I need to change the whole column?

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    mastertech6371 February 08, 2012, 18:27
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    you will need to drill it out. it is very time consuming.

    Roy

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    globalhelper, February 08, 2012, 20:34
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    i agree but be careful u can destroy the column

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 08, 2012, 22:24
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    Agree with Roy and globalhelper, calling out a locksmith in our area is the cheaper route of doing a proper repair. If it is the original ignition lock try calling Ford give them the VIN number and see what they would charge to cut a key given the VIN#.

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