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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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84 bronco ingition key mechanism

The ignition key lost its spring back when released from when cranking and now wont crank. Is there a spring associated with the key mechanism at top of the column or is the switch at the bottom of column spring loaded?
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Yo widetrackman,
The springiness come from the Ignition Switch located on steering column. Remove two screws that secure the column shroud.and

, "...The actuator transfers the rotation of the cylinder to the push/pull of the rod. The rod is on top of the steering column so the actuator needs to transfer that motion around the steering column from the key cylinder to the rod. Kinda poorly designed mechanism for that operation. .." by kf4amu
miesk5 note,;ADD, The actuator transfers the rotation of the cylinder to the ignition switch .

Ignition Actuator Replacement on an '85 w/tilt (not 56k friendly)
by bronco boy @ Ignition Actuator Replacement on an '85 w/tilt

Excerpts, "..,Lower the steering column and remove the two (11mm) bolts holding the ignition switch to the steering column. Separate the ignition rod from the ignition switch and pull some slack for the wiring harness running up the column. Raise the column and bolt it back to the dash:..."

Switch Adjustment in an 83; "...The following proceedure is from the 1983 Ford Service manual, with a few minor wording changes, but should work for any year. Also included are a couple of illustrations from the same proceedure to help you visualize it. Remove the electrical connector from the ignition switch. Rotate the key back and forth to either side of LOCK, until a 5/64 in. drill bit can be inserted through the locking pin hole as far as possible (minimum 3/8 inch). The lock pin hole is located on the right of the switch next to the steering column tube. Loosen the two ignition switch mounting nuts. Turn the key to LOCK (feel for detent) and remove the key. move the switch up and down along the column to locate the mid-positionof rod lash and tighten the mounting nuts. Remove the drill bit from the ignition switch lock pin hole. Plug in the electrical connector and operate the lock cylinder to insure the switch is positioned properly. Confirm that all accessories are deactivated with key on the OFF position, and that all accessories are operable in RUN position..." See Diagrams
Source: by Seabronc (Rosie, Fred W)
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Yo widetrackman,
The springiness come from the Ignition Switch located on steering column. Remove two screws that secure the column shroud.and

, "...The actuator transfers the rotation of the cylinder to the push/pull of the rod. The rod is on top of the steering column so the actuator needs to transfer that motion around the steering column from the key cylinder to the rod. Kinda poorly designed mechanism for that operation. .." by kf4amu
miesk5 note,;ADD, The actuator transfers the rotation of the cylinder to the ignition switch .

Ignition Actuator Replacement on an '85 w/tilt (not 56k friendly)
by bronco boy @ Ignition Actuator Replacement on an '85 w/tilt

Excerpts, "..,Lower the steering column and remove the two (11mm) bolts holding the ignition switch to the steering column. Separate the ignition rod from the ignition switch and pull some slack for the wiring harness running up the column. Raise the column and bolt it back to the dash:..."

Switch Adjustment in an 83; "...The following proceedure is from the 1983 Ford Service manual, with a few minor wording changes, but should work for any year. Also included are a couple of illustrations from the same proceedure to help you visualize it. Remove the electrical connector from the ignition switch. Rotate the key back and forth to either side of LOCK, until a 5/64 in. drill bit can be inserted through the locking pin hole as far as possible (minimum 3/8 inch). The lock pin hole is located on the right of the switch next to the steering column tube. Loosen the two ignition switch mounting nuts. Turn the key to LOCK (feel for detent) and remove the key. move the switch up and down along the column to locate the mid-positionof rod lash and tighten the mounting nuts. Remove the drill bit from the ignition switch lock pin hole. Plug in the electrical connector and operate the lock cylinder to insure the switch is positioned properly. Confirm that all accessories are deactivated with key on the OFF position, and that all accessories are operable in RUN position..." See Diagrams
Source: by Seabronc (Rosie, Fred W)
Got around to tearing it down following Bronco Boys post, but ran into a problem; I got the broke top part of the actuator and rod out . I got needle nose pliers on the broke stub and pulled/pushed, piece would not come out. I looked thru a hole on pass side of col. and could see the actuator foot hanging up on a piece of metal not letting it come out. (fish hook condition). Nowhere in any ones instructions that I have seen mentioned what position the gear shift lever should be in when starting the repair. Mine was in neutral and could that be the problem? I tried moving the shift lever up to Park and it did not want to move with light pressure so I stopped till I can figure out what to do next . Sure could use some help.
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Yo,
See 96 Bronco Workshop Manual, partial @ 1996 Bronco/F-Series
No mention of shift lever placement.
See 9. Remove shift lock actuator retaining screws and remove shift lock actuator.

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Steering column teardown and ignition actuator replacement in a 1995 (92+ Columns) - Ford Bronco Forum
Look for tbe "pin"

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Yo,
See 96 Bronco Workshop Manual, partial @ 1996 Bronco/F-Series
No mention of shift lever placement.
See 9. Remove shift lock actuator retaining screws and remove shift lock actuator.

And
Steering column teardown and ignition actuator replacement in a 1995 (92+ Columns) - Ford Bronco Forum
Look for tbe "pin"
Finally got it out by jamming shift lever into park an pulling at actuator at same time and presto, it came out. I am convinced its got to be in park. Thanks M for all the help.
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