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Old January 2nd, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Any one got good info on getting the internals out of the steering column? I got as far as the wheel off and the turn signal actuator out, which then broke something so now the turn signal does not return to the center after turning, anyone know what needs replaced?
The whole reason I had the stuff apart was to get the ignition cylinder and actuator parts off to clean n lube cause they were sticking and killing my starter, starter is now dead.
So I really need help on getting the ignition cylinder out, getting the tilt actuator fixed, broke that too, and getting the turn signals fixed.
Any help is appreciated.
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Uhhhh I'm not much help here but I remember something about the "clock spring" being a problematic part.

I've honestly not been into my column so I cant help you much.

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I don't think my truck uses the clock spring deal.
There is a part mentioned in LMC called 'cam signal off'
I'm hoping either that is out of place or broken, it's much cheaper than the turn signal piece thats like 70 bucks.
I just really need some help on getting the column completely apart so I can find out what is broke or missing and fix it.

I just checked, my truck does not use a clock spring. The clock spring is something for airbags...I don't have air bags hahaha.

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Old January 2nd, 2011, 04:56 PM
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Yeah my gen F150 started with the Airbags. I dont even think my full gen had airbags. I think my year was the first year of my gen to have the airbags... I could be wrong. 1995 F150.

Russo, you got yourself in a little bit of a situation there! Let me fish around and see what I find for you.




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Old January 2nd, 2011, 05:22 PM
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Thanks. I think I have figured out how to get it all apart, Just don't have time yet.
The tilt not working does not bother me really, I got it set to my normal spot and it can just stay there.
The turn signal thing is annoying. It doesn't go back to center and it doesn't make the dinging when on, never has, so I can drive for miles with it on and never know.
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check some of these out
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&expIds=...989c6c17f79c85

also go to a FORD dealer parts counter and they should be able to give you a diagram off their computer


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I got it figured out, you have to turn the key to on and push in the pin below the ignition cylinder, pull the cylinder out and the outer column cover with all the good stuff comes off. I got the tilt fixed, just a pin loose, the turn signal is messed up caused by the switch which is quite expensive, but I also found that the 'actuator assembly' the actual piece that goes from the key down inside the column snapped, well I snapped it. Basically there isn't even a key cylinder in my truck now and I'm just starting it by pushing the rod down.
More parts more money and more fun haha
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I now need this part http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...S_486167937___
On top of the turn signal switch.
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sounds like you could make a 'How To' artical out of this one


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