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Username Post: No Start then Start?        (Topic#356634)
Ray1 
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04-10-20 12:44 AM - Post#2790791    
    In response to someotherguy

  • someotherguy Said:

What you may find when you go to disconnect the switch is that the connectors have melted into the sockets and are difficult to remove, and the pigtails may need replacing.



Good grief. I identify as the horse in this emoji -






 
Ray1 
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04-13-20 11:13 PM - Post#2791110    
    In response to Ray1

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Is this clamp @ 9:54 something that can be picked up at an auto parts store? Where should I look for it?



 
Ray1 
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05-25-20 06:05 PM - Post#2794832    
    In response to 69_BOWTIE

New neutral safety switch went in a week ago, had another no start today, then it started again after 20-30 minutes. Back to the ignition cylinder theory?



Edited by Ray1 on 05-25-20 06:05 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
wagonman100 
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05-26-20 02:48 PM - Post#2794906    
    In response to Ray1

That clamp is a CV boot type clamp. You usually need a special set of pliers to install them correctly. But an auto parts store should carry them.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
Ray1 
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05-26-20 06:28 PM - Post#2794926    
    In response to wagonman100

I had a mechanic do this one (neutral safety switch) since I thought he'd be doing the rear main seal as well - but he said he didn't think I have a bad rear main seal. One big bullet dodged for the moment.



Edited by Ray1 on 05-26-20 06:28 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Ray1 
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06-30-20 10:37 AM - Post#2797544    
    In response to Ray1

The saga continues - the neutral safety switch wasn't the problem after all. I'm working on keying a new ignition cylinder now. The instructions say to start installing the code keys from the "head," without identifying which end of the cylinder is the "head." I would guess the end the car keys go in is the "head," but I would like to know for sure which end is the head. It's not easy to get these code keys out once they're installed. I've tried the first key on both ends. The first time, I couldn't tell what was going on well enough to see if one worked and the other didn't. I've since put the first code key back in the position closest to end "A" (see below). Tab "C" retracts partially when the car key is put in, but not fully. Maybe it's enough? Maybe it's right? It would be good to hear from someone who's done this.









 
wagonman100 
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06-30-20 07:28 PM - Post#2797588    
    In response to Ray1

The head should be the end you put the key in. It

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
89RS98Z28 
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07-01-20 11:38 AM - Post#2797644    
    In response to wagonman100

Just want to check again, have you eliminated VATS as an issue? When you have the no start issue is security light on after trying to start?

A lesson learned the hard way is not easily forgoten.


 
Ray1 
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07-01-20 01:12 PM - Post#2797653    
    In response to 89RS98Z28

wagonman100 - Thanks, now I can put the rest of these code keys in.





 
Ray1 
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07-01-20 01:23 PM - Post#2797655    
    In response to 89RS98Z28

  • 89RS98Z28 Said:
Just want to check again, have you eliminated VATS as an issue? When you have the no start issue is security light on after trying to start?



I haven't ruled it out. The problem is so infrequent and usually I'm not driving the truck when it happens.




 
Ray1 
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07-02-20 11:17 AM - Post#2797730    
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Shouldn't tab C retract? This seems wrong. Anyone know?



 
wagonman100 
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07-03-20 08:10 AM - Post#2797786    
    In response to Ray1

I

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
Ray1 
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07-03-20 09:01 AM - Post#2797792    
    In response to wagonman100

  • wagonman100 Said:
Does



Edited by Ray1 on 07-03-20 09:03 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
wagonman100 
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07-04-20 12:42 PM - Post#2797888    
    In response to Ray1

Does

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
Ray1 
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Reg: 12-05-03
07-04-20 08:44 PM - Post#2797921    
    In response to wagonman100

"C" is stuck in the out position, key or no key. if I push on it, it's solid. When there were no code keys in, "C" could be pushed into the cylinder. If it's not meant to retract when the key unlocks the cylinder, I don't know why it would need to retract at all. It could just be a solid tab on the outside of the cylinder.

I don't know what's in the steering column. It looks like I'm going to have to pull the old ignition cylinder to see how things are supposed to work, and hope that doesn't cause a new set of problems.





 
wagonman100 
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07-05-20 10:42 AM - Post#2797970    
    In response to Ray1

I agree. If it moves at all, it moves for a reason, I would guess. Pulling the old cylinder should give you the answer.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
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