Ignition switch? on 1993 Mercury Tracer

The last little turn to crank the ignition and something broke.. now i can turn the key all the way back and pull it out and the car is still in aux. mode.. the key turns more freely and gives no response. what needs replacin?

by in Lakeland, FL on March 06, 2011
1 answer
ANSWER by on March 06, 2011
The mechanical part of the ignition switch has failed, the switch is not too difficult to remove once the key still turns in the ignition lock. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info. and get an online repair manual subscription. There are two companies that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You can get a one week subscription or year subscription very cheap. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores and much cheaper than the factory manual try Alldata which is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online or Mitchell on line http://bit.ly/Mitchell1_Online_Repair_Manuals and get an online repair manual subscription.
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