My 1996 Ranger starts but I turn the key to the off position the engine keeps running. There is no resistance at all. I replaced the lock cylinder. No change. What else could it be?

Asked by Jan 24, 2015 at 06:45 PM about the 1996 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1996 Ranger starts but I turn the key to the off position the engine keeps running. There is no resistance at all when I turn the key counter clockwise . I replaced the lock cylinder. No change. What else could it be?

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The ignition is activated by way of a rod that gos down the steering column to a switch. That rod has come out of place or the switch is bad.

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Buddy Lee is correct, the ignition switch (the electrical part) is bad or the actuator rod has come loose. My guess is that the switch is bad.

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