I have a 1993 Ford Escort and I can't turn the car off. the key is stuck in the ignition and won' turn backward, it's stuck in the on position. I can start my car but can't shut it off unless I unplug a cable or disconnect the battery. What the heck is going on? I've tried everything I can think of to try to unlock the ignition.... NO LUCK!!! Please help me

Asked by Aug 15, 2014 at 01:57 AM about the 1993 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

32,015

Get the engine off. Disconnect the battery. Open up the steering column so that the ignition switch is exposed. Get a paper clip and straight it out. Look around the ignition switch for a small hole. Insert the the paper clip in the hole. Turn the key and pull gently. The ignition assembly should slide right out. Now you can get a replacement or use a screwdriver to start and shut off the engine.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Escort Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford Escort Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,080
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 970
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 820
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
545 Great Deals out of 43,035 listings starting at $1,699
Used Honda Civic
857 Great Deals out of 71,127 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford F-150
3,112 Great Deals out of 209,132 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Explorer
1,097 Great Deals out of 72,155 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Altima
1,079 Great Deals out of 83,027 listings starting at $1,988
Used Ford Fiesta
186 Great Deals out of 17,225 listings starting at $1,997
Used Ford Ranger
203 Great Deals out of 6,785 listings starting at $1,595
Used Ford Taurus
302 Great Deals out of 21,179 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Accord
1,012 Great Deals out of 75,846 listings starting at $899

Used Cars For Sale