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2011 f150 key will not release. Appears not able to go all

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2011 f150 key will not release. Appears not able to go all the way in park
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Hello, the shifter is hanging up? Can you post the 17 digit vin so I can double check a few things

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1FTFW1CF3BKD37297
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Ok, most common issue is with the transmission shifter and if that is the case it would need to be replaced. here are the details of testing the circuit:

PINPOINT TEST G : THE IGNITION KEY CANNOT BE RETURNED TO THE OFF/LOCK POSITION

NOTICE: Use the Flex Probe Kit for all test connections to prevent damage to the wiring terminals. Do not use standard multi-meter probes.

NOTE: Carry out a thorough inspection and verification before proceeding with the pinpoint test. Refer to Inspection and Verification in this section.

G1 CHECK FOR AN ENERGIZED KEY REMOVAL INHIBIT SOLENOID

  • Remove BCM fuse 28 (15A).
  • Attempt to turn the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position and then back to the OFF/LOCK position and remove the key.


Can the ignition lock cylinder be turned to the OFF/LOCK position and the key removed?

YesGO to G3.

NoGO to G2.

G2 CHECK THE IGNITION SWITCH FOR MECHANICAL DAMAGE

  • Remove the ignition switch. Refer to Ignition Switch in this section.
  • Attempt to turn the ignition lock cylinder to the OFF/LOCK position and remove the ignition key.


Does the ignition lock cylinder turn to the OFF/LOCK position and the key removed?

YesINSTALL a new ignition switch. REFER to Ignition Switch in this section. TEST the system for normal operation.

NoINSTALL a new ignition lock cylinder. REFER to Section 501-14. TEST the system for normal operation.

G3 CHECK THE KEY REMOVAL INHIBIT SOLENOID CIRCUIT FOR A SHORT TO GROUND

  • Select PARK.
  • Disconnect: Ignition Switch C250.
  • Measure the resistance between ignition switch C250-3, circuit CDC41 (WH/BN), harness side and ground.


Is the resistance greater than 10,000 ohms?

YesINSTALL a new ignition switch. REFER to Ignition Switch in this section. TEST the system for normal operation.

NoVehicles with column shift, GO to G4.
Vehicles with floor shift, GO to G5.

G4 ISOLATE THE BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK SOLENOID

  • Disconnect: Brake Shift Interlock Solenoid C2008.
  • Measure the resistance between ignition switch C250-3, circuit CDC41 (WH/BN), harness side and ground.


Is the resistance greater than 10,000 ohms?

YesINSTALL a new brake shift interlock solenoid. REFER to Section 307-05. TEST the system for normal operation.

NoREPAIR circuit CDC41 (WH/BN) for a short to ground. TEST the system for normal operation.

G5 ISOLATE THE SHORT TO GROUND IN THE KEY REMOVAL INHIBIT SOLENOID CIRCUIT

  • Disconnect: Floor Shifter C3245.
  • Measure the resistance between ignition switch C250-3, circuit CDC41 (WH/BN), harness side and ground.


Is the resistance greater than 10,000 ohms?

YesGO to G6.

NoREPAIR circuit CDC41 (WH/BN) for a short to ground. TEST the system for normal operation.

G6 CHECK THE PARK DETECT SWITCH

  • Measure the resistance between the selector lever C3245-2, component side and selector lever C3245-5, component side with and without the selector lever in the PARK range and the selector lever button released.


Is the resistance greater than 10,000 ohms with the selector lever in PARK and less than 5 ohms with the selector lever in REVERSE, NEUTRAL and DRIVE?

YesCHECK the selector lever cable adjustment. REFER to Section 307-05. INSPECT the selector lever, selector lever knob, and selector lever cable for damage. INSTALL new components as necessary. REFER to Section 307-05. TEST the system for normal operation.

NoINSTALL a new selector lever. REFER to Section 307-05. TEST the system for normal operation