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Old 10-25-2014, 06:31 PM   #21
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This will definitely fix it. I did another one last week and it only took me 20 min this time. I will be tearing apart the old units next week to see if I can fix them instead of paying $108 for a new one.
Still love my car! Beside the ignition, the only other problem I had was the 3rd position on the fan switch went bad. Got one online for $12. After 90k miles I still have original brakes and only on my second set of tires.
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:28 PM   #22
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I'm only showing that part for 38$
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:32 PM   #23
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auto trans part # 9L8Z-3511-A

AS4Z-3511A for manual

Search Ebay by putting in "9L8Z3511A Ford Housing". $100 + $8 shipping.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:03 AM   #24
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Yeah only showing 38$
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:21 PM   #25
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Troubleshooting this ignition problem.

Start by removing top and bottom covers from steering column.

Disconnect starter switch wire connector (7 pin on left side of column).

Insert key and turn to ACC or first position.

You should have continuity between pins 5 and 6 on the starter switch.

If you do not have continuity, press in on key until you do.

If you only have continuity when you press in on the switch, the switch needs to be taken apart and cleaned.

Press in on four tabs and pull switch apart. CAUTION Do this in a shallow box because parts can fall out of switch.

Inside in the center of the switch, there will be a contact on a spring. Clean the top and especially the sides of this contact. You will see where it is discolored.

Next you will clean the ring around the center of the switch. ONce again, you should see some discoloration.

Snap everything back together, don't forget or loose the small ball.

Snap switch back onto assembly and retest.

A good switch should read continuity on pins 5 and 6 without having to push in on the key.

Switch part number is 98AB11572AH. I was unable to find the part from Ford.
I can only find used switches on Ebay.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:04 PM   #26
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By the way, this fix is for the automatic transmission. Part is $108

I have not done a manual transmission, but since the part is only $34, I would replace the whole assembly.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:22 PM   #27
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Kev1900 The way I tested the starter switch was to not dis-assemble it. I just removed the starter switch from the steering column and plugged it back in to the seven pin connector. I then inserted a flathead screw driver into the slot in the starter switch and turned it as you would do a key. At the end of the turn it is spring loaded so turn it all the way. With the key in the run position, if the started switch is good, the car should start with the screw driver. Turn the key off to stop the engine. I drove the car this way for three days until the Ford part came in from the dealer.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:46 PM   #28
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tHanks for the info been starting my slocus for the last 3 years WITH A SCREWDRIVER BECAUSE FORD DEALERSHIP WANTED TO CHARGE 700 $ TO FIX AFTER THEY "TROUBLESHOOT" THE PROBLEM I HAVE AT LEAST FIVE EXTRA STARTER SWITCHES THANKS FOR THE HELP
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:33 AM   #29
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I'll definitely give my mechanic this information along with other issues I've heard about people having with the ignition system on the their Ford Focus or other models from around the time of my 2009 Focus SE
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