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just ran to town an hour ago, and it started fine, now it won't turn over. everything is normal with the exception of it not cranking over. where do i start to get this fired up?
 

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ok, found my Chilton book. the truck acts like the clutch is not engaged, replaced the sensor on the clutch, checked fuses and cable lines...something is wrong but i'm out of options
 

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problem resolved, mods can delete
 

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what was the issue, I have an 02 that intermittently doesn't want to start
 

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clutch position sensor and the relay. did it again today, replaced relay 301 with 307 and she started right up. shut it back down and swapped them back and she started again...i've got a gremlin somewhere, gonna have to start tracing wires and checking solenoids
 

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The last post was a temporary fix evidently. the last two days have been hell to start. Hot started the starter and it checked out. Cleaned all terminals before reinstall, batteries are good, fuses and relays are good. Am I missing something?
 

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Swap relays again next time it does it. If it starts again that means your relay has an intermittent failure.
 

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I've got two spares and now it won't start when I swap them out. The only way I can get it cranked over is if i cycle the key a s-ton of times.
 

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ignition switch. do you do alot of turning of the key?
 

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Thats about all i can come up with bein messed up, how does a guy pull that out?
 

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under the key switch in the plastic there is a Thru hole insert a long skinny Phillips into hole put key in ignition turn while pushing up on the screwdriver pull out key switch check internals in there thats all i can tell you with out you having to drop the column
 

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is there a way to check it before buyin a new one? can I get one keyed to my doors or will i have to replace those locks too?
 

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pull the lock cylinder it could be broke on the end where it turns the switch. how far is fairview from springfield if you buy one from the dealer i can key it for you there not hard... i'm about 1.5hrs from springfield
 

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about an hour, where are you located?
 

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harrison, ark about 1.5 from springfield
 

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I pulled the key today, its still in one piece, ordered a replacement, which should be in tomorrow, if that doesn't work where do I start tracing wires?
 

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The key cylinder has nothing to do with the ignition switch other than the rod which connects the two. The actual ignition switch that controls the various electrical components in the truck is located about half way down the steering column. There are two nuts or bolts depending on what ford did that year, that hold it onto the column. To replace it you disconnect the batteries, turn the key cylinder to the run position, unbolt the ignition switch, replace the switch with the new one, bolt it back down, turn the key off, reconnect the batteries, and test the new switch for proper operation.
 

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The key cylinder has nothing to do with the ignition switch other than the rod which connects the two. The actual ignition switch that controls the various electrical components in the truck is located about half way down the steering column. There are two nuts or bolts depending on what ford did that year, that hold it onto the column. To replace it you disconnect the batteries, turn the key cylinder to the run position, unbolt the ignition switch, replace the switch with the new one, bolt it back down, turn the key off, reconnect the batteries, and test the new switch for proper operation.
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If the end was still on the key switch your good to go...
 

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thanks guys, the ignition switch was the culprit, at least for now
 

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glad ya got it figured
 
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