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Old January 3rd, 2012, 01:21 AM
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Default How to remove steering column and pedal assembly 87-91

This is the same general process for any pre 97 trucks.
Start by taking all of your trim off around the wheel, knobs and switches have to be removed.

Next get under the hood and find your slip joint, this is where a friend comes in. Mitsy was no help..

Anway, find this joint and get it so that bolt points in a direction thats easy to get at, this is where a friend comes in.

Now you gotta work that joint loose, I used a screw driver to push one end away from the other, use your imagination here. Get this

Now the fun, get up under the dash and find all them bolts holding the column in, ignore them for now. Go to the ones on that plate on the firewall, like these

Remove those, I loosened that band clamp, though I don't think you have too. And make sure you keep track of all of these nuts bolts screws etc. After that plate is loose go back to the 6 main ones holding the column up, like these
Once these are gone the column will fall, so then you can disconnect all the electrical connections under there. Of course these will vary greatly with year, on my truck you see the ignition switch and turn signal switch connector. These are easy to get undone.

Now you can wiggle the column on out. Put it aside or whatever you need to do. I made a pile on the tailgate.

And you can see that joint you undid from the hood and other cool stuff. I spy a SPOUT connector


Now on to the pedals, this is what I am after., because as you can see my clutch pedal sinks and will get as low as touching the firewall and not work at all.


Okay start with the linkage for the pedals, or pedal singular is you are an auto. The brake pedal has a springy type red pin and some bushing, the clutch is just a snap bushing, which always fails. Keep track of what bushing go where. I didn't and now I gotta look it up.
Next go for the 4 main bolts.
then the top two metric bolts and a nut on a sliding locating stud

With an older truck using a speedo cable, you are going to have to remove it from the transfercase and give it some slack into the cab. Pull up the carpet if you gotta, you need slack in the cable. Now pull the gauges and release the speedo cable and electrical connections. Fish that speedo cable down to the bottom of the dash and to the floor, just so it's out of the way. Get your dash good n empty (I did the gauges last, but it's easier to do it first)

Now with all the wires out of the way and the bolts out, have fun. Wiggle it out of there, this is really the hardest part. Some people will go as far as lifting the dash some to make this easier, that really is not necessary.
Now you got the pedals on the floor and are ready to do whatever repairs you gotta.

I have to manage to fix this..

That hole used to be round and this bushing used to be in one piece ha

Have fun!

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Should show you the order for the brake pedal bushings, good job on the write-up!


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Hey thanks man! Make sure that stays up so others can see as well.
All of those little bushings are a real pita
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Thank ya sir.
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Hey thanks for this write up. It will be benficial come spring!!!



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No problem dudeman.
Any other ones you will be in need of? Sometimes, I get bored, and then I take apart my truck for fun.
And anything you need to replace I either need to or already have done on mine haha.

Great news. With my insomnia I decided to Google for an 87-91 Ford steering column and this was first to show up. I win :twothumbsup:
Really that's awesome though, there was never a thread before.

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I got alot you could work on, come on down


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