short lifespan for ignition switches

LL - NY larrycleung at
Wed Nov 30 23:13:04 EST 2005

Yeah, as I noted earlier, happened to my Mom with here C6 equipped
LTD Country Square ;-).  BTW, it only apparently affected the column
shift cars.


On 11/30/05, George Selby <gselby4x4 at> wrote:
> At 12:00 PM 11/30/2005, you wrote:
> >Do you remember what the problem was on the not-Galaxy?
> The tranny would jump out of gear.  It was a problem with a certain Ford
> automatic transmission of the period (either the C4 or the Cruise-o-matic,
> I can't remember which, my Fords have a C6 automatic or a NP435 manual
> tranny) Unless the tranny was firmly in park, it would slip out of gear
> while the engine was running and take off.  I imagine the typical problem
> was wear in the linkage was making people think they had it in Park, but
> the park pawl wasn't quite engaged.
> George Selby
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