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post #61 of 66 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 04:49 PM
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Sorry to revive an old thread. I thought it was the pin just falling out but it turns out the the rear plastic arm( the one the ignition switch plugs into) is broken. Is there w way to get that out or do I replace the entire steering column or just part of it? Thanks.
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post #62 of 66 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 12:11 AM
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You don't have to replace the whole column, just the arm. You can get the part(s) from Ford, but the column requires disassembly to replace said arm and/or switch. I bought the parts from Ford and had a garage do the hard part to the tune of about $225. If you feel up for that column replacement route and have the stuff to do it, go for it. I'm just telling what happened with the "repair" option.

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I realize this thread is old as dirt but I've got this issue. 1994 LX. Have the column out of the car and have not yet found the pin that keeps the sliders together. I have a 1992 LX 5.0 parts car just sitting. Quick check tonight before I head out to Dad's to pull the 92 column - does anyone know if they are similar enough to flip them? They both have tilt wheel.
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I realize this thread is old as dirt but I've got this issue. 1994 LX. Have the column out of the car and have not yet found the pin that keeps the sliders together. I have a 1992 LX 5.0 parts car just sitting. Quick check tonight before I head out to Dad's to pull the 92 column - does anyone know if they are similar enough to flip them? They both have tilt wheel.
They changed the column design in 1993 or 1994.

Do notice, the ignition tumbler is BELOW the tilt (closer to the ignition switch) on the 1992; it's ABOVE the tilt (requiring the two rods) on the 1994.

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They changed the column design in 1993 or 1994.

Do notice, the ignition tumbler is BELOW the tilt (closer to the ignition switch) on the 1992; it's ABOVE the tilt (requiring the two rods) on the 1994.

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I know for a fact that 93 steering columns will NOT fit a 95 chassis and are slightly different.
Instead of where a stock steering wheel would bolt onto the column, I had my steering wheel quick release welded onto a 93 column that I had from a donor car. When it came time to bolt it up, I found that the 4 (just a guess as it's been a few years) mounting bolts don't line up between the dash frame and the column. I ended up fabricating & welding adapter brackets to fit the 93 column on the 95 chassis but my car is a track car so there's no guarantee if my new mounting is close enough that all the plastic dash stuff will go on without any massaging.

Bottom line: don't expect the 91-93 column to bolt up to the 94-97 chassis.

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Thanks all for the help. Big time saver NOT having to pull my 92 column out of the parts car. What's really frustrating is there aren't many columns out there in the wrecking yards. Can't find the pin either. Going to have to think about an alternative solution.
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