|02-24-2013 01:39 AM|
just an update on this, few weeks back i followed the TSB for bore size and location on the cylinder with a cobalt bit and it went through fast and easy. picked the lockbar out with allen keys and swapped in a new cylinder.
i definately second the cobalt over an old pair of drill bits.
|01-23-2013 08:16 PM|
|amc49||Definitely not the shift interlock, all that controls is a solenoid that disables the shifter ONLY.|
|01-23-2013 06:39 PM|
Yes we have a thread on this.
Here's what you do. Go to your local Ford dealer, purchase a new lock cylinder. The new design will not lock up. Take your key and the new lock cylinder to a locksmith. Have them key the new lock cylinder to your key.
Now, it's time to drill out the old lock cylinder. I would usually advise people to at least try to turn the key using some tricks, but you've already tried those.
Drilling out the Lock Cylinder after Lock-up
|01-23-2013 03:47 PM|
|ruger||this happened to me in the summer. you have to replace the cylinder they wear out over time|
|01-23-2013 03:10 PM|
|finalfantasy||Yes i tried that. I tried graphite, wd40, blow dryer to heat up area (have entire cylinder/collumn area disassembled with PATS removed) soft hammer tapping, etc|
|01-23-2013 03:06 PM|
|Neptune15||Did you try jimmying the steering wheel back and forth?|
|01-23-2013 12:58 PM|
key wont turn
Just happened on the first very cold morning.
I could not find any posts that had a case of this occurring in extreme cold. Before I try drilling it out, is there any possibility it may be related to the shift interlock system or something else prone to sieze in cold?