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key tumbler install
mousedigits Offline
Junior Member
I am trying to install an key tumbler into the steering column of my 87 TC. The old tumbler was removed by previous owner somehow. There is a copper washer and a nylon ring lying loose and I dont know the order of how these parts fit. any assistance here would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Jeff K Offline
I have changed the ignition lock cylinders on my 88 TC twice and and my 85 Tbird 5.0 once and I dont remember any copper washers or nylon rings. Removing / replacing the lock cylinder takes under 5 minutes. This summer I replaced the lock cylinder in my 95 Taurus winter beater and it took 2 minutes to do. Part was around $15.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
11 Crown Vic Interceptor
14 Toyota Camry (wifes car)
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized

BJL Offline
nylon then metal on outside those are far inside the cylinder cavity. was the car being started with out a key? that the only reason i can see them coming out.
Brian Larkin
88TC 330,000 miles
Slightly Modified

50RACER Offline
Senior Member
This is what you should be seeing when you look into the column at the key switch location. If you see otherwise, there is likely some type of problem.
87 TC Medium Canyon Red
88 TC Black Beauty

mousedigits Offline
Junior Member
Ok, guys thanks! Evidently, I am missing a gear and a locking. Now for a trip to the salvage....unless someone has one to send me. I'm guessing these would be in all eighties model ford into the early nineties?

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