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Old 05-22-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default 1987 f-150 ignition switch replacement

truck won't shut off after key is pulled out figure it might be ignition switch. Looking for best way to replace.
Truck had sat for 2 years been working on it alot.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site! Always great to see the owners of the older model-years coming on board. I'm proud that I offer this welcome line so often - to me it illustrates the durability of these trucks, as our 'generation' trucks are approaching or over 20 years old.

ah, you know those Fords - just won't give up, even when you want 'em to stop :-)

But - all seriousness aside - common problem with our 'generation' is a horseshoe-shaped pot-metal gizmo in the steering column up near the key switch - most good Ford parts counter guys have the part number and bin location memorized - although the typical problem is that the starter will not engage. At any rate, the switch 'rollover' feels different.

This 'gizmo' is what connects the ignition key rotary action to the ignition switch block linear action. The ignition switch block is located down on the steering column near the pedals.

IIRC, one has to pull the steering wheel to get at it.
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my truck has the same problem. waht the part called?. how hard is it to instal?
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my trucks having the same problem . what the name of the part?
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:49 PM   #5
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Hello and Welcome to F150forum.com ... Lots of good guys and information on here... Be sure to post some pictures


well after seeing the date its a little outdated..........]



but to answer your ?? gun.............. i would say your ignition switch is bad... or the rod has fallen off... .. im pretty sure you have to take the whole collum apart...
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il post some pix now. ok thanks
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