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Old 04-26-2010, 10:58 AM
john doe 69 john doe 69 is offline
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Default Ignition key comes out when trans in drive.

I have a 1987 Ranger 2 wheel drive and a automatic transmission. It has the 2.3 liter gas fi engine. I have no clue what auto trans I have as the last Ford I owned was a turd called a 1976 Granada with a streight 6. My question is this should you be able to remove the ignition key after turning the engine off in drive? My crappy 95 Lebaron won't allow you to remove the key until you put the tranny in park. The shifters in both vehicles are floor mounted. I left the trruck two times with it in drive already.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:01 AM
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Default Re: Ignition key comes out when trans in drive.

I can pull the key out of the ignition at anytime whether I'm driving or parked in my 94 ranger
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:50 PM
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Default Re: Ignition key comes out when trans in drive.

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My question is this should you be able to remove the ignition key after turning the engine off in drive?
Pretty sure that's just a worn out cylinder mechanism failing to secure the key. There's no way I would leave a vehicle in drive and walk away, I just don't see the benefit, especially when you usually need to reverse after parking.
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