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Just over the last few days, it became difficult turning my key to start up and it has to be turned all the way to start. I have also noticed that my steering wheel doesn't lock anymore either. I got under the dash and watched my starter switch while turning the key and it doesn't move. Key barrel?
 

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Just over the last few days, it became difficult turning my key to start up and it has to be turned all the way to start. I have also noticed that my steering wheel doesn't lock anymore either. I got under the dash and watched my starter switch while turning the key and it doesn't move. Key barrel?
It's not uncommon. You need a new ignition switch.
 

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Yup. Really easy to swap out. I've done it in the parking lot on both a Full size Bronco and a F-150, early 90s model on each. Took just a few minutes.
 

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Ugh! Mines a little bit of a pain where it is, I did it about a year or so ago, That sort of ticks me off since its kinda new. Oh well, its really bad, I'll get after it today.:banghead:
 

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Got it figured out, took 8 hours start to finish, the post that locks the steering wheel was stuck down inside it's little hole. The freezing weather here caused stuff to keep it stuck in, I sprayed a little lithium grease down it and soon it popped out, I cleaned what I could, noted the key turned normally now. I know I'll have to get in and use something better before long. Cost me a day of work to find out because it was finally too hard to turn enough to start up.

What lube would be better in freezing weather? The lithium can says it won't freeze and so far its good.
 

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They make a lock lube that is graphite suspended in kerosene for penetration
 
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