Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello, does the ignition key spring back when you cycle it to crank and on positions? Will it crank over in the crank position as well or do you have to push in on the key for it to crank over normally? Will the starter engage once the vehicle is running, keep cranking with the key in the on position? No aftermarket alarm or remote starter system installed?
Ok, if the cylinder is loose, that isnt a good thing, typically there is an issue with the steering lock actuator that turns the ignition switch. If you leave the electrical switch out of the ignition housing does it do the same thing or only when installed in the lock actuator housing on the back of the ignition cylinder?
Yes then I would agree, if the ignition switch isnt sending power down to the small solenoid wire, it could be shorted in the starter itself. You can remove the starter and bench test it by just hooking up main battery power to the main starter connection(large battery feed) and see if it stays engaged.
Yes take your time
The large red wire goes to the main larger stud on the starter the white pink wire should only be hot in the crank posiiton goes to the smaller stud on the starter. Here is the circuit. Unless the starter relay is shorted, im assuming this is a 3.0 v6 engine with automatic trans
Only with the actuator the ignition switch sits on, usually you have to push in on the key in order for it to crank over. Either a short to power on the ignition switch circuit or issue with the wiring melted/shorted
Yes, take your time. you have the schematic. Worst case scenario you can overlay part of the ignition key circuit.
Hello, do you need more help with this concern?
Long as the THEFT indicator isnt flashing fast when you turn the key to on, then the vehicle should start. The light should come on when you turn the key to on and go off after a few seconds. If it flashes quickly there is an issue with the security key or a diagnostic check for codes with a scan tool would need to be done.