Intermittent no crank no click

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  1. zzyzzx

    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    Recommend me a brand of replacement ignition switch (the electrical part).
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    Personally I would go OEM.

    It did it again a few days ago, so the brush/armature thing doesn't appear to be the issue. I REALLY don't want to have to replace the ignition switch because it would involve yanking the steering wheel and that's a difficult and scary task. If I do have to replace it, then so be it. But I really hope it's not the problem. Not really sure what else it could be besides the switch or the relay.
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    You can change an ignition switch (on a 2nd gen at least) without steering wheel removal. Instead you remove the column clamshell, undo the 4 bolts holding the column up to the dashboard, and let the wheel drop into your lap. Then you can get to those pesky anti-theft bolts to unbolt the ign switch assembly from the car.
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    Wow, that's awesome! Now I won't feel so bad about replacing the switch if I have to. Lol
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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    Mine is acting up again. It starts before I get to the starting position, sometimes.
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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    OK, you you are recommending the Standard Motor Products US301?
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    Third gen is identical process

    Tapatalk
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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    If you look at the pictures of the Motorcraft switches in eBay, they say made in Taiwan. I'm not impressed!
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    Rebuilt stuff is made any and everywhere. I had a crap rebuilt alternator and virtually nothing about it was Motorcraft except the casing.
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