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Old 01-29-2016, 08:23 AM   #51
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I had the ignition switch replaced on my 2009 Ford Focus and ever since the car starts on the first turn of the key. So it was infact the ignition switch. I was previously informed in November that my right upper engine mount needs replaced. It looks okay but I don't know if that means anything. I was also told that a torque mount needs replaced as well as the engine valve gaskets along with the drive belt. But this was after a November oil change and I had my January oil change done elsewhere that didn't tell me anything. So hopefully the 2 mounts and the gasket are okay. The drive belt appears okay as well.
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:15 AM   #52
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I own a 2010 Focus S manual transmission with 77,000 miles, just replaced the right front wheel bearing. Car won't start sometimes, at first I thought was the neutral safety switch in the clutch pedal. Now I found that when I push the key while turning to start, starts okay. what could it be ?
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:29 AM   #53
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Ignition switch? FMC had a recall on them.
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Old 03-21-2016, 11:33 AM   #54
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Ignition switch? FMC had a recall on them.
Thanks, I'll check
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:47 AM   #55
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Thank you to Tilngot for 8/21/13 post. My kids fixed my focus today. Followed your direction. Only thing different. Cut a slot in the anti theft bolt so could be removed.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:52 AM   #56
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Here's the original TiIngot thread:http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/g...+column+switch
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Old 08-03-2017, 05:36 AM   #57
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Four years after your post; I'm wondering how replacing the lock housing assembly went with your daughters car? I think I have the same problem: starts one moment, no crank/no start the next. I have since swapped two ignition switches; doubt it's the lock cylinder, since the existing/original - albeit looser than when driven off the lot, nine+ years ago - still accepts the key, and drives the small pin into the ignition switch, when turned.

Any update/reply you can provide, will be appreciated, as I'm at a crossroads whether to take to regular mechanic to see if it's the starter/solenoid, etc. (may well be?), or to the dealer, and spend an arm and a leg to have them repair it.

Thank you.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:46 PM   #58
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Usually when this starts to happen you can push the key into the cylinder while turning to start and it will crank. If this happens it is a sure sign the problem is the lock module
9L8Z-3511-A Lock Module - Automatic Transmission TSB 09-19-15 states concern is with 2008 to 2010 focus escape and mariners built before 8/3/2009
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Old 08-07-2017, 04:02 PM   #59
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TiIngot: I need to do this to my 2008 Focus SES, however, I need to remove the steering wheel, to get clear access to the lock housing assembly. Do you - or anyone - know how to remove the steering wheel? Can you refer me to video/directions on the internet?
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:09 AM   #60
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great post

Tilngot had it spot on, I filed a groove in the headless bolt too so I can take it off next time too, lol. Catman, you should be able to turn the steering wheel just right so you can access the last screw like Tilngot described. Don't take the key assembly out before you turn the wheel because then you will have to wrestle it back in. I have a 2008 escape, btw.
in an emergency you can start the car with a screwdriver. Take the ignition relay part off but leave it connected to the wires and let it hang. Put the key in so the chip sensor knows it's there. Stick the screwdriver in the hole in the relay and turn it just like a key and there you go. Remember to not lock your key in the car, lol. My wife managed to do this all weekend while I waited for the part.
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