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Clicking Heard When Turning Steering Wheel TSB 96-23-1 for 92-96 Bronco, F Series, Aerostar, Econoline
Popping/Creaking TSB 97-03-10 for 80-96 BRONCO, F-150, F-250 LD 1980-97 F-250 HD, F-350 1988-97 F SUPER DUTY, F-47
Steering Column Clunk Noise TSB 96-25-21 for 96 Bronco & 96-97 Ford Trucks
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Brake Shift Interlock Removal & Installation in a 96; from 1996 F-150, F-250, F-350 F-Super Duty and Bronco Workshop Manual; "...NOTE: Brake-shift interlock (BSI) hardware provided by FMC may not have been activated by the final stage manufacturer due to modification or omission of the center high-mount stoplamp (CHMSL). A service kit is being provided as an alternate method to activate the BSI if the vehicle was not equipped with a CHMSL by the final stage manufacturer or if the Ford-installed CHMSL was modified or removed by the final stage manufacturer. Removal; Remove steering column. Refer to Section 11-04. Unclip wire terminal from solenoid. Remove insert plate and solenoid by removing three retaining screws. Pry off clip. Installation; NOTE: The clip which retains the solenoid to the insert plate should not be replaced for service. The clip's sole purpose is an assembly aid for the assembly plant. Position insert plate/solenoid assembly to the steering column and tighten the retaining screws. Install the steering column in the vehicle. Refer to Section 11-04..."
Source: by Ford via thedieselstop.com
Clunk noise in the steering column may call for a new lower steering column shaft assembly (TSB 96-25-21, DEC 96); MIESK5 NOTE; see Steering Column Clunk Noise TSB 96-25-21 in 96 Bronco & 96-97 Ford Trucks; "..."clunk" noise heard/felt through the steering column when maneuvering in parking lots, driving in stop-and-go traffic, and driving over bumps may occur on some vehicles. This may be due to a "slip-stick" condition of the slider spring to the outer tube of the lower steering shaft. ACTION: Replace the lower steering column shaft assembly with a revised Lower Steering Column Shaft (-3B676-) assembly. For removal and installation procedure, refer to the appropriate year F-150/F-250 Service Manual..."
Source: by CanadianDriver.com
Disassembly & Assembly in a 2000 Mustang; "...This design is used on most Ford and Mercury vehicles from 1991 through 2006 including many truck models. Tilt and non-tilt designs use the same housing and upper bearings. These instructions work for both styles..."
Source: by stolenandrecovered.com
Disassembly & Assembly in a 2000 Mustang; steering column parts- specifically the bearing sleeves and collars...found pics- from a Mustang but it's the same column internals. This is an excellent write-up for working on the steering column including the ignition actuator; BTW- to pull the steering wheel in the late models, a 2-jaw puller is needed. There are no holes to thread in the usual bolts for a steering wheel puller..."
Source: by Dustin S (Dustball, Mellow Yellow, Mr. Laser Boy) at FSB
Disassembly & Assembly in a 96 from 1996 F-150, F-250, F-350, Bronco, F-Super Duty Chassis Cab and Motorhome Chassis Vehicles Workshop Manual
Source: by Ford via thedieselstop.com
Disassembly & Ignition Actuator Replacement in a 95 w/Tilt; "...Symptoms of the problem before tearing into the steering column was that I could start the truck, but not shut it off. The key was easily turned without any “normal” resistance/spring to it and all accessories had power with the key in any position. The rest is pretty simple though. All reverse of installation..."
Source: by KC200787 at FSB
Disassembly & Ignition Actuator Replacement pics in a 95 w/Tilt; "...Symptoms of the problem before tearing into the steering column was that I could start the truck, but not shut it off. The key was easily turned without any “normal” resistance/spring to it and all accessories had power with the key in any position..."
Source: by KC200787 at SuperMotors.net
Disassembly in 92-96 (CV but similar)
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
E4OD Gear Shift Lever & Tube R&R in a 92-96 from 1996 F-150, F-250, F-350 F-Super Duty and Bronco Workshop Manual
Source: by Ford via thedieselstop.com & miesk5 at FSB
E4OD Gear Shift Lever R&R in a 92-96 from 1996 F-150, F-250, F-350 F-Super Duty and Bronco Workshop Manual
Source: by Ford via thedieselstop.com
E4OD Shift Lever Stuck in a 96; #28 Gearshift Lever Socket Bushing 7335 Damaged
Source: by miesk5 at FSB
Harness & Component Location Diagram, Ford Part Numbers, Depictions, etc. from Ford Workshop Manual in 96 Bronco, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-Super Duty Chassis Cab & Motorhome Chassis; use your Browser's SEARCH (or FIND) function to locate what you seek in each Diagram, such as column, steer, etc.
Source: by Ford via thedieselstop.com
Ignition Switch Adjustment in a 96 from 1996 F-150, F-250, F-350 F-Super Duty and Bronco Workshop Manual; "...NOTE: A new replacement ignition switch (11572) assembly will be set in the RUN position as received. Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the RUN position. Make sure the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582) is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position. Install the ignition switch into the column actuator hole. It may be necessary to move the ignition switch back and forth slightly to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes. Install retaining screws. Tighten to 6-8 Nm (53-71 lb-in). Connect the electrical connector to the ignition switch. Tighten lock screw to 0.8-1.3 Nm (7-11.5 lb-in). Connect battery ground cable (14301). Check ignition switch for proper function, including START and ACC positions. Also, make sure the column is in the LOCK position..."
Source: by Ford via thedieselstop.com
Mods in a 78 using 04 F-150 Supercrew parts
Source: by Quint C (Quints Bronco Project, (04 F-150 Supercrew drivetrain) at comcast.net/~qcrispin
Multi-Function Switch (MFS) Removal & Installation in a 96; from 1996 F-150, F-250, F-350 F-Super Duty and Bronco Workshop Manual; "...Removal; Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Remove the steering column shroud (3530). Remove two self-tapping screws that attach the multi-function switch (13K359) to the steering column tube casting. Disengage multi-function switch from casting. Disconnect the two electrical connectors, using caution not to damage the locking tabs. Do not damage PRNDL cable. Installation; Install the two switch electrical connectors to full engagement. The wiring for the switch is to be routed under the PRNDL cable. Align the mounting holes on multi-function switch with the holes in the steering column tube casting. Install two self-tapping screws making sure to start the screws in the previously tapped holes. Tighten to 2-3 Nm (18-27 lb-in). For automatic transmission (7003), verify that the PRNDL adjustment is correct. Install the steering column shroud. NOTE: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy. Connect the battery ground cable. Check the steering column tube (3514) for proper operation..."
Source: by Ford via thedieselstop.com
Parts Break-Out Diagram in 78-79 non-tilt w/out Nomenclature
Source: by Ford via Indybronco (Lula Mae) at SuperMotors.net
Parts Break-Out Diagram in 78-79 non-tilt w/out Nomenclature
Source: by Ford via broncocity.com
Parts Break-Out Diagram in 78-79 tilt w/out Nomenclature
Source: by Ford via IndyBronco (Lula Mae) at SuperMotors.net
Parts Break-Out Diagram in 78-79 tilt w/out Nomenclature
Source: by Ford via broncocity.com
Parts Break-Out Diagram in 91-96 Tilt; "...is used in just about everything Ford made from ~'91-up. The only difference is tilt or not. Everything else bolts on (airbag, brake/shift interlock, vacuum brake release, etc..."
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Parts Break-Out Diagram in 92-96 Tilt w/Nomenclature; "...This is actually a CV diagram, but similar; Items #26 & 34 are known to get loose; #28 is known to wear. Items #19 & 25 are known to break, and Ford offers upgraded versions..." To align the shifter, shift lever, & shift indicator read Steve's Shift Cable Adjustment for 92-96; Miesk5 NOTE, as Sackman wrote; Pop your head underneath the column & move the shifter arm up and down. There is a ring underneath with two torx screws that commonly come loose. You'll probably see them when moving the shifter. Tighten those up, I'm sure that's at least part of the problem.
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Parts Break-Out Diagram in a 95 Tilt w/Nomenclature; miesk5 Note; it is a PDF diagram so it is easier to read by enlarging
Source: by Ford via muddyford at justanswer.com
Parts Break-Out Diagram in a 96 Tilt w/Nomenclature from 1996 Bronco Workshop Manual; "...NOTE: All fasteners are important in that they could affect the performance of vital parts and systems, or could result in major service expenses. They must be replaced with fasteners of the same part number if replacement becomes necessary. Do not use a replacement part of lesser quality or substitute design. Torque values must be used as specified during assembly to ensure proper functioning of these parts. The structural part of the steering column is made of magnesium die castings. The steering column is attached to a support that is an integral part of the instrument panel. For F-Super Duty Motorhome Chassis Vehicles the steering column is attached to a steering column tube support structure. The lower attachments of the steering column are through a bracket that bends during collapse. The upper attachments are through plastic shear modules that separate from the main casting during collapse. A clip and washer are attached to the shear modules to reduce steering column tube shake and to assist in installation of the steering column to the beam. A unique shifter mechanism has been installed on the steering column. It has the transmission shift selector position insert (7A216) located away from the shift control selector lever and interacts with the shift control selector lever through a linkage system. This system provides a positive interlock with no adjustments required..."
Source: by Ford via thedieselstop.com
Parts Break-Out Diagram in an 83 Tilt w/out Nomenclature
Source: by Chris B (Blue, bronco boy) at chrisb.users.superford.org
Parts Break-Out Diagram in an 83 Tilt w/out Nomenclature
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Parts Break-Out Diagram w/Tilt in a 78 w/ out Nomenclature
Source: by broncohq.com
Parts Break-Out Diagram, Partial in 80-91 Tilt; part of TSB 95-23-12 Non-Tilt Key Hard to Turn in Cold
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Rag Joint Fabrication in a 79
Source: by cmprice at FSB
Rag Joint Modifcation, Flaming River in a 94
Source: by Damon H (Plug Ugly) at Supermotors.net
Rag Joint Modification, Flaming River in a 94
Source: by Damon H (Plug Ugly) at FSB
Replacement (for Crown Vic, but similar) in 92-96
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Replacement in a 95
Source: by mustangjonny84 at FSB
Replacement in an 80 Bronco, F & E Series; 11.2 MB pdf file; part of column R&R
Source: by broncohq.com
Replacement in an 89; "...Set the parking brake. Disconnect the battery ground cable. Unbolt the intermediate shaft from the steering column. Disconnect the shift linkage rod(s) from the column. Remove the steering wheel. If you have a tilt column, the steering wheel MUST be in the full UP position when it is removed. Remove the floor cover screws at the base of the column. Remove the steering column shroud by placing the bottom screw in the No.1 position and pulling the shroud up and away from the column. On automatics, remove the shift indicator cable. Remove the instrument panel column opening cover. Remove the bolts securing the column support bracket to the pedal support bracket. Disconnect the turn signal/hazard warning harness and the ignition switch harness. Lift the column from the truck. Remove the column support bracket To install: Install the column support bracket making sure that the wiring is outboard of the column. Tighten the nuts to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm). Start the floor cover clamp bolt and press the plate until the clamp flats touch the stops on the column outer tube. Install the column through the floor opening. Connect the turn signal/hazard warning and ignition harnesses. Raise the column and install the 2 support bolts. Tighten the floor cover bolts to 10 ft. lbs. (13 Nm). Tighten the support bracket bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm). Tighten the cover plate clamp bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm). Install and adjust the shift indicator cable, on automatics. Install the instrument panel column opening cover. Install the column shroud. Tighten the shroud bottom screw to 15 inch lbs. (1.7 Nm). Connect the shifter rod(s). Connect the intermediate shaft. Tighten the bolt to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm)..."
Source: by Chilton
Sector Installation pics in an 88 C-350 (Centurion Conversions)
Source: by AudraJean (Audra, Audra C, Redçmptiôn, Lochness Monster, Audra D) at SuperMotors.net
Shaft, Borgeson Modification & Installation in a 78; "...just finished installing the dbl borg steering shaft on my 78 Bronco. The steering is now much tighter. Between the rag joint and the OE upper U joint, there was quite a bit of play. The shaft seems to be a quality piece, but the install instructions were confusing, to say the least. I ended up cutting the hollow shaft down to about 1/2 its original length. This same shaft must also fit the 3/4 and 1 tons, hence the LONG shaft. Total time was about 2 hours, taking my time, and dropping tools under the truck, and having to climb out of the engine compartment, to retrieve them..."
Source: by 7LBRONCO at FSB
Shaft, Borgeson Modification & Installation in an 85
Source: by Josh G at SuperMotors.net
Shift Indicator Source, LMC & Depiction
Source: by LMC via miesk5 at Ford Bronco Zone Forums
Steering Wheel Adjustment, Removal & Installation in an 80 Bronco, F & E Series; part of column R&R, 11.2 MB pdf file
Source: by broncohq.com
Steering Wheel Removal Video in a 94
Source: by pfun41 at youtube.com
Symbols in Wiring Diagrams
Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at SuperMotors.net
Tilt Repair Manual Excerpts & pics in a 79
Source: by Ranger429 (Trailer Special) at SuperMotors.net
Tilt Replacement in a 75
Source: by unknown at faqfarm.com