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TILT COLUMNDisassemblyRemove steering wheel. Remove column from vehicle. Remove turn signal lever. Drive out pivot pin and remove shift lever on automatic transmissions. Remove steering shaft lower flange and retaining clamp. Remove lower bearing retainer. On automatic transmissions, remove shift tube retaining rivet from bottom of shift socket and withdraw shift tube from bottom of column. On all models, remove lock drive gear. Remove turn signal switch screws, wiring harness to column clips and switch and wiring harness from column. Remove cover casting screws. Remove casting from column. Unhook upper actuator from lower actuator and remove. Remove and discard screws attaching lower flange to outer tube. Loosen ignition switch retaining screws and remove ignition rod from switch end. Fig. 4: Exploded View of Tilt Column AssemblyWithdraw tilt mechanism, steering shaft and ignition actuation rod from steering column upper end. On automatic transmissions, remove shift socket. Remove key release lever mechanism to tilt mechanism on 4-speed manual transmission models. ReassemblyAttach PRND21 ring to tilt mechanism on automatic transmissions. Attach flange extension and key release mechanism to tilt mechanism on manual 4-speed transmissions. Install shift socket on automatic transmissions. Install tilt mechanism, feeding the steering shaft down the center of the column and the ignition switch actuation rod through the shift socket/flange extension along the top of the column outer tube. NOTE:Care must be taken not to change the length of the steering shaft on Bronco and Pickup because of the telescoping feature.
Install flange retainer assemblies using new hex screws. Install lower bearing retainer. Attach ignition switch loosely to the outer tube. Connect upper and lower actuators. Install cover on column. Install turn signal switch and wiring harness in steering column. Attach wiring harness to steering column clips. Install 2 screws attaching turn signal switch to the flange casting and one screw attaching warning buzzer terminal. Install turn signal lever. Install lock drive gear. Install lock cylinder with key in "ON" position. Install the retaining pin flush with cylinder. With ignition switch mounting nuts loose, clip the switch through the opening in the side of the switch casting. Center the switch on the actuation rod. Tighten retaining nuts and remove clip. Install shift lever and pivot pin. Install turn signal lever. Install steering column and steering wheel.