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Have a 91 ford f150 with the tilt column. Trying to replace ...

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Have a 91 ford f150 with the tilt column. Trying to replace part of the ignition lock (a u shape cast piece with a long bar) down in the column. I have the column apart but the at last it apears that I must split the hinge section to get to the area that I need. How is that done? Is there any good literature with exploded views that could walk me through it. I have most tools, this is just a job that I haven''t tried yet.

This is all I could come up with for this year.Hope it helps.

  1. Remove steering wheel and steering column, Fig. 3, from vehicle.
  2. Remove turn signal actuator lever.
  3. On models equipped with automatic transmission, drive out pivot pin and remove shift lever.
  4. On all models, remove lower bearing retainer.
  5. On models equipped with automatic transmission, remove shift tube retaining screw from bottom of shift socket, then slide shift tube out of bottom of column.
  6. On all models, remove lock drive gear.
  7. Remove turn signal switch attaching screws, then the wiring harness-to-steering column tube clips, if necessary.
  8. Remove turn signal switch and harness from steering column.
  9. Remove cover casting screws, then the casting from column.
  10. Unhook and remove upper actuator from lower actuator.
  11. Remove and discard lower flange-to-outer tube attaching screws.
  12. Loosen ignition switch nut and washer assemblies and remove ignition rod from switch end.
  13. Remove tilt mechanism, steering shaft and ignition actuation rod from steering column upper end.
  14. On models equipped with automatic transmission, remove shift socket, then the shift lever indicator ring.
  15. On models equipped with manual transmission, then the key release lever mechanism from tilt mechanism.

 

  1. On all models, remove flange extension, then remove spring clips holding wire bale, then bale, Fig. 4.
  2. Drive out pin holding locking lever, then remove the lever and spring.
  3. Remove column upper shaft snap ring.
  4. Using pivot pin remover tool and handle tool Nos. T70P-3D739-A and T67P-3D739-C or equivalents, remove two pivot pins from side of casting assembly, then separate upper and lower flange castings, Fig. 5. If pivot pins fit loosely in the lower flange, the pins must be discarded.
  5. Position flange casting on suitable workbench with smaller bearing facing down.
  6. Lightly tap on outer race of small bearing at each slot, using a small drift, and remove race and bearing.
  7. Invert flange casting and repeat step 22 on large bearing.
    1. Position flange casting on suitable workbench with large bearing seat facing up.
    2. Place large upper bearing over seat with open side facing inward. Position a suitable socket on bearing outer race and lightly tap socket until bearing is seated. Use care to avoid contacting bearing inner race as damage will result.
    3. Invert flange casting and repeat step 2 on small bearing.
    4. Install lower actuator with ignition switch rod attached.
    5. Install upper and lower flanges with pivot pins. Ensure column position spring is seated properly between upper and lower flange and wavy thrust washer is properly positioned between lower flange and socket. Do not reuse loose pivot pins.
    6. Install column upper shaft snap ring.
    7. Install locking lever, spring and lever pin.
    8. Position wire bale on upper casting and install spring clips, Fig. 6.
    9. On models equipped with automatic transmission, install shift lever indicator ring on tilt mechanism. Torque attaching screws to 10-20 inch lbs., then install shift socket.
    10. On models equipped with manual transmission, attach key release mechanism to tilt mechanism, then install flange extension and torque attaching screws to 10-20 inch lbs.
    11. On all models, install tilt mechanism. Feed steering shaft down center of column and ignition actuation rod through shift socket/flange extension along top of column outer tube.
    12. Install flange retainer assemblies. Use new screws and torque to 50-68 inch lbs.
    13. Install lower bearing retainer, then loosely attach ignition switch to outer tube.
    14. Connect upper and lower actuators, then install column cover. Torque cover attaching screws to 40-50 inch lbs.
    15. Position turn signal switch and wiring harness in steering column. Attach wiring harness to steering column tube clips, if necessary.
    16. Install turn signal switch attaching screws and torque to 20-30 inch lbs.
    17. Install turn signal lever, then the lock drive gear.
    18. Install lock cylinder with key in On position. Ensure retaining pin is flush with cylinder.
    19. On models equipped with automatic transmission, install shift lever and pivot pin.
    20. On all models, install steering column

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