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Jeremy, Certified Diesel Technician/Electrician
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2006 Ford Fusion won't crank move column in and out up and

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2006 Ford Fusion won't crank move column in and out up and down turning steering left and right all while trying to crank with key finally cranks and starts I suspect something in the column is loose connection but what
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 1 year ago.

you need to check the wiring to the ignition switch it seems like a bad connection to it

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Really isn't that what I mentioned but what is there a component or connector in the column that fails don't tell me after five years at a ford dealer you haven't seen this
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have ever been into the steering column on this make and model I wouldn't think the harnes would flex in and out up down left or right also why can't I depress the brake and.turn the key then put the vehicle in neutral
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

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when this is happening, do you get the theft light flashing? I'm wondering if the ring in the lock cylinder is shorting out and that is why you are getting the no start. They go out quite often and when the ring is replaced with the keys reprogrammed, that typically solves the issue you are having.


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Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the ignition switch is not fused? If it were shorting it burn a fuse correct I know she is driving the car with the cover off that way if it acts up all she does is wiggle the wires a it starts boy how cars and how they made has digressed over time compared to the price totally embarrassed 97 Camry next to it over 300 k miles never fails to start
Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

It's fused, but also module controlled. The module has built in protections and will cut the power if it can't read the key on the sensor. That ring has such low voltage it won't pass enough amps to burn the fuse.

I suggest having the ring checked to see if it is shorting out and the key isn't reading.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It has a new switch replaced last week so the ring you speak of is not a part of the switch
Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

No. It is a separate part. It is part of the PATS system.