The ignition switch on a 1993 Ford F-150 begins the starting process for the motor. This is done via a mechanical connection, which is an actuator rod that goes down the length of the steering column and connects to another set of linkage at the bottom of the column. If this actuator rod gets bent or damaged, then the ignition switch won't be effective. To fix the issue, you have to remove the actuator rod, which can be done in about 30 minutes.
Things You'll Need
- 1/2-inch ratchet and socket set
- Phillips-head screwdriver
- 3/8-inch ratchet and socket set
Unbolt the steering column from the underside of the steering column using the 1/2-inch ratchet and socket. Remove the plastic shroud around the column with the Phillips-head screwdriver.
Unplug the ignition switch from the harness on the steering column with your hands. Unbolt the ignition switch from the column with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket.
Lift the ignition switch vertically away from the column to free one side of the ignition switch actuator rod.
Trace the actuator rod down the steering column until you find where it connects to the other linkage. Unclip the linkage using your hands, then take the ignition switch actuator rod out of the interior of the truck.
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