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Old 07-15-2006
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truck runs with key pulled out.

when i put my key in the ignition and start the struck....after it is running, i can pull the key out and the truck continues to run. i can then just turn the ignition off, but to start the truck back up, i have to reinsert the key.

why can i pull my key out when truck is running??

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Sounds like your lock cylinder is damaged or worn if you can remove the key when the ignition is on.
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Ivew heard it was common for that to happen on the gen 3's
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acully its a VERY common problem with Ford vehicals when the tumbers get old. my 1986 f-150 did it and my 1991 escort did it. and my buddy's f-350 did it. not thing to really be worried about tumbler will still funtion. acully i loved it in the winter i would start the truck and take the key out and lock the doors in the winter to warm it up and not worry about people stealing the key.
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acully its a VERY common problem with Ford vehicals when the tumbers get old. my 1986 f-150 did it and my 1991 escort did it. and my buddy's f-350 did it. not thing to really be worried about tumbler will still funtion. acully i loved it in the winter i would start the truck and take the key out and lock the doors in the winter to warm it up and not worry about people stealing the key.

haha, that's sweet.. I have a remote starter, but the climate control doesn't work with it for some reason... I wouldn't mind having that happen to my truck so it'll actually warm up
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i acully have been checking to see if my XLT will ever do i acully kinda wishing it has lol. to bad tho its working properly lol
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acully its a VERY common problem with Ford vehicals when the tumbers get old. my 1986 f-150 did it and my 1991 escort did it. and my buddy's f-350 did it. not thing to really be worried about tumbler will still funtion. acully i loved it in the winter i would start the truck and take the key out and lock the doors in the winter to warm it up and not worry about people stealing the key.
lol same here man...
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i don't need a key to start my 96 i guess thats how warn it is
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I had a 84 full size blazer and it could do that. I loved it.
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my truck is the same. i use it to warm up my truck in the winter too. but my parents complain because i've locked my self out of my truck before.
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acully its a VERY common problem with Ford vehicals when the tumbers get old. my 1986 f-150 did it and my 1991 escort did it. and my buddy's f-350 did it. not thing to really be worried about tumbler will still funtion. acully i loved it in the winter i would start the truck and take the key out and lock the doors in the winter to warm it up and not worry about people stealing the key.

Ditto!
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my dads e350 did that, only, there was a problem where they couldnt get the ignition to hold so he added a switch, where th switch had to be on, or the truck wouldnt run, kinda cool.
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my bros jeep used to do that.. like someone else said, it good so you can warm up your car but keep it locked..
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My work truck is like that but my truck i just take the key pad off and lock it when I get out!
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It's ford's idea of a joke. It's the Optional car warmer like stated above by Redneckstone
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