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07-24-2013 11:28 PM
zetecDon Moved to "General Technical Chat".
07-24-2013 05:30 PM
crazy_urn most good locksmiths can replace the cylinder quickly, and a lot cheaper then the dealership would charge. IIRC it cost me a bit more than a hundred bucks, including drilling out the old cylinder. (that was not an an SVT, but I cannot image it would be much different)
07-24-2013 02:40 PM
wordyahurdd drilling out the ignition is a pain in the arse!

i wish i replaced mine before i had to drill it, would have made life MUCH easier
07-24-2013 12:24 PM
clownymb I tried the graphite, but it didn't help unfortunately.
07-24-2013 11:27 AM
bringler26 You can spray some graphite spray in there as well. there is also a way to drill out the tumblers if all else fails. I suggest doing the replacement yourself as it cost around $450 for the dealer to do versus cost of parts and 15 mins to do it yourself.

Found this from a few years back.
07-24-2013 03:31 AM
clownymb Thanks for all the replies here fellas. Working on getting it fixed.
07-23-2013 09:38 PM
bbcobra yep, when it goes out it goes out. mine would work by tapping on the end of the key. I got by like this for about a week.
07-23-2013 08:46 PM
TerryB For now, you can try hitting the end of the key. Tap it lightly with a hammer. It might help for now.
07-23-2013 08:18 PM
bbcobra get a replacement cylinder kit from ford. you can set it up yourself with your key, they come with instructions. I had to do mine as soon as I bought it.
07-23-2013 01:29 AM
Nevin W Sounds like your ignition cylinder has gone out. The Focus is infamous for this. I would post a link to it but I'm on my phone and it is hard to navigate the site.
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