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My name is ***** ***** and my wife 06 explorer kept running

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My name is ***** ***** and my wife 06 explorer kept running with no key in the ignition
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: My wife went to start the truck at first it didnt start but when it finally started she said it sounded funny so she turned it off but the vehicle kept running after bout 10 or 15 min if finally shut off
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.
It sounds like perhaps there is a short circuit or the ignition switch, the electrical part is sticking. Can you tell me which engine is in this so I can see what kind of ignition switch is in this and lookup the correct wiring diagram/s.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
4.0 sohc
Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.
Ok, do you have a voltmeter or 12 volt test light?Also, is this 2wd or 4wd?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No i dont have a voltmeter. This is a 2wd
Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.
Ok, the ignition switch is about $50 from autozone so unless you want to just replace it and would rather test to find out if that is what is wrong, I suggest you invest in a $5 multi-meter or at least a $4 12 volt test light, but just in case I will give you the instructions anyhow how to replace the ignition switch and the link to autozone to purchase one.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Okay thanks i appreciate that
Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.
So what did you decide?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Im unsure rite now im going to check those things u explain to me..cause im at work rite now
Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I didnt see where i could rate you but on a scale from 1 to 10...i give u a 10. Thanks for your help
Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.
try now.