We continue our series of content articles on what can get stuck on your car. After seeing why your fuel flap or hood could get stuck, today we’ll take a look at why the key is stuck in your Ford Tourneo ignition . Particularly annoying, having a stuck ignition cylinder will prevent you from starting and therefore from utilising your car. We will so do everything we can to help you resolve this problem as soon as possible. To achieve this, first, we will explain to you what the ignition of your car is used for, then in a second time, why the ignition barrel of your Ford Tourneo is stuck? And, finally, how to unblock the key stuck in your Ford Tourneo ignition.
What’s the goal of my Ford Tourneo’s ignition lock?
The ignition lock of your Ford Tourneo is a secureness feature. Its intent is to protect your car from theft tries. It is situated on the steering column of your car, created in 1931 by Abram Neiman. Its intent is to prevent your Ford Tourneo from starting by blocking the steering and the steering lock if it does not identify your car key. It is closely connected to the starter switch which will incorporate the key lock and an electric switch. There is a tendency to confuse the starter switch and the neiman, and when we speak about blocked neiman we quite often make reference to a key that does not turn or does not turn well in the cylinder of the lock of your car.
Why is the key stuck in your Ford Tourneo ignition?
Now it’s time to explain to you why the key is stuck in your Ford Tourneo ignition cylinder . Now that we’ve explained what the ignition is, it’s time to find out why it’s stuck. If it is the steering wheel of your Ford Tourneo that is blocked, do not think twice to browse our content on this matter. A neiman is not a wearing component that you change regularly but time has an influence on it and it can happen that you have to change it as a result of normal wear and tear. On this website are the different explanations of a ignition that locks on Ford Tourneo :
- Normal wear and tear on the ignition barrel of your Ford Tourneo : As we said above, over time, the components of the neiman can become seized up, or become loaded with dust or small particles from the outside that will prevent it from working properly. In such a case, you should feel difficulty inserting and turning the key before it locks entirely.
- An element of the ignition of your Ford Tourneo that fails: In the same logic, an element of the neiman can fail. As we explained in introduction, when we talk about the neiman we often include, the cylinder, the lock and the starter switch, if one of these parts is faulty, the neiman will not let the key turn in the cylinder of the lock
- Someone forced too much on the ignition barrel of your Ford Tourneo: At last, last possibility, and it’s more or less logical, if someone forced too much on the neiman in unlocking the steering wheel of your car before, he may have twisted internal elements and thus damaged the neiman of it.
How do I unlock the key stuck in my Ford Tourneo ignition barrel?
We now move on to the solutions available to you for fixing a key stuck in your Ford Tourneo ignition . According to the source of your problem the solutions will not be similar, locate them below:
- Ignition barrel blocked as a result of a twisted key: If your key is twisted, it is logical that your neiman will not unblock. Try softly with a mallet to straighten your key, if you can’t do it, use the duplicate of your key.
- Ignition cylinder If the neiman of your Ford Tourneo is clogged as a result of impurities : Use a WD40 type degreaser and let it work for a few moments, it should unblock the neiman of your Ford Tourneo.
- If your key is stuck in your ignition as a result of a faulty element: If finally it is as a result of an internal element that your ignition lock is no longer unblocked you will regrettably have to change the whole block (electronic switch, lock cylinder, neiman), we suggest you to go to a professional who will also have to give you a new key to start your Ford Tourneo.
If you want more guides on the Ford Tourneo, go to our Ford Tourneo category.