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Earl, My 91 f150 key wont turn or start the truck. I am

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Hi Earl, Im Richard. My 91 f150 key wont turn or start the truck. I am trying to take it apart and can't get the key lock cylander out. I think that is the problem but I am not even sure if that is it. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  camerontech replied 1 year ago.

hi richard,

im cam and ill do my best to help you out.

IT can be a major problem to get these cylinders out when they wont turn, as they have to be in the ignition op position to be able to hit the release button. than it pops out nice n easy.

But when it doesnt turn at all, It has to be drilled out.

It is time consuming and an absolute mess.

I have the directions from the form manuals, i can send you them. But it is not fun at all.

IF you just have a standar key with no theft chip in, i would just recommend replacing the entire column with a used one.

Its a lot cheaper and less hassel. they will run from $50 to $80 for a used column.

This is what i sugest.

But, if you want to attemp to drill the old one out, i will send you the directions.

It will take me a bit to get it toether for you.

let me know


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** I will replace the column, Thanks anyway
Expert:  camerontech replied 1 year ago.

no problrm,

I wish i had better and easier news.

I appreciate any positive ratings! and am always available for follow ups!


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i want to cancel my membership page wont let me who do i talk to
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is this question going to cost me too what a rip off
Expert:  camerontech replied 1 year ago.

You can contact customer service to cancel.

This question will not cost you anything as you did not accept it.

You asked a question, I answered it.

It nay not be the answer you wanted but it is the right answer.

Good luck with your repair