When I try to crank, the ignition switch just turns without engaging the starter. The battery is charged and the switch seem loose.

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Asked by Mar 31, 2015 at 11:42 AM about the 1999 Mercury Sable 4 Dr GS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Check starter fuse and relay first under the hood

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I'll try that

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It isn't that. When I get in the cat I could move the shifter without the key being in. I think it's something to do with the switch itself

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Sounds like the column is physically broke, if you can get under the dash and inspect the column, locate the shift cable and mounting bracket, see if it is loose or damaged

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Ok I'll try that

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Would that be the case with the column even if the shifter is mounted in the floor board.

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Ok that changes things, you probably just have a bad shift cable

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Ok I'll try that out after work, thanks.

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