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1995 Ford F-250 4X4 Ignition Switch Replacement

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Published on Sep 20, 2012

This video details the troubleshooting process I went through when diagnosing the binding ignition switch concern in the start position. During troubleshooting, other issues were found with the shift tube bushing causing the gear selector lever to be loose.

Interestingly, what I thought was the problem (a worn ignition switch) turned out to not be the problem at all. The problem with the key binding in the start position is within the actuator rod mechanism. These parts were lubricated as an initial corrective action, but that didn't solve the problem.

The loose gear selector lever and binding ignition switch, though annoying, aren't big enough issues at this point to invest more money to correct. So I left things as they were so I can drive the truck and focus on more pressing maintenance issues. I will research sourcing these parts and will likely complete these repairs at a later date if these issues become annoying enough.

Lastly, the smoke and burning smell coming from the cluster/column area was investigated and ultimately determined to be a failed component (a MOV) on the speedometer board which isn't critical to gauge or vehicle operation. Like the ignition switch/gear selector lever concern, this issue can wait until I can source the replacement part or repair the part myself at a later date.

I keep these videos real and what you see is what you get with no editing. Sometimes, even after good troubleshooting, you're faced with a decision to either take things a step further and complete the repair or pick your battles and attack the issues later. This is one of those occasions. There are other items I need to address with this truck first so I will likely circle back to address the above items at a later date. You can't always fix everything all at once. (9/20/2012)

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