i had to break my steering column open to start my 89 f150 now ineed to know why it will not shift gears

Asked by Nov 17, 2014 at 12:04 PM about the Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Because you broke the steering column.

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You broke it open, let me guess, with a hammer and screwdriver, punched ignition, now you have to ask?

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It takes all of about five minutes to change an ignition switch, especially if there is no computer chip in the key and you decided to take a maul to it. OK, keep banging away until until it works. Cannot believe you took a maul to a 25 year old vehicle. Hope is was junk before.

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OJ..whats a matter witchu? A bigger hammer is ALWAYS the answer, eh?

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LOL, nice one Fordnut. Sadly it's true though. I'm shocked no one in here has yelled "HAMMER TIME" yet.

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This is actual photo of my tool box. My only tool box.


Well I do have a $200 Actron CP 9580A OBDII scanner, but I don't keep it in toolbox. It makes a good wheel chock.




Yep FordNut. If one cannot get if off with an 18 lb sledge hammer, don't force it.

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