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UnbridledFury
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From: Tacoma, WA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 02-06-2001 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for UnbridledFury   Click Here to Email UnbridledFury     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My '94 Ranger is having a slight steering wheel problem. It also has a tilt wheel, if that makes any difference. The steering column slid down a few inches like it was trying to go back out the firewall. The gear shift (auto) slid back until it rested on the dash. Once it is down that far, the whole column can be moved side to side. I can pull it back into proper position, but it will not stay there. Once it is back in the proper position, there is very little side to side movement. I hate travelling like that, but funds are very tight right now. What do I need to check for and can I fix it on my own (read - do I need special tools)?

I'd hate to think that I could lose that capability of steering while travelling down the highway at 60 MPH.

Thanks in advance for any input.

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75 Mustang II (Needing mechanical attention)
94 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 (165,000+ miles) I need a new truck!
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68F100
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From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
Registered: Oct 99

posted 02-07-2001 02:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HOLY SMOKES! That sounds bad. Wish I could tell ya what's wrong, but I don't know. Have you looked at it from the engine compartment?

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 02-07-2001 08:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like the mounting bolts for the column under the dash have worked loose. I'd take a look asap.

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MLariviere
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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 02-07-2001 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think Steve's on target. I wouldn't drive it until it's fixed,for safety's sake!

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UnbridledFury
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From: Tacoma, WA
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posted 02-07-2001 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for UnbridledFury   Click Here to Email UnbridledFury     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looked under the hood while I pushed and pulled the steering wheel. There is movement out there as well.

I got a diagram today of the steering column - column shift - tilt wheel from my company's maintenance department. Looks like there is a billion parts to this beast. I am not feeling so lucky anymore...

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George
75 Mustang II (Needing mechanical attention)
94 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 (165,000+ miles) I need a new truck!
http://www.unbridledfury.com
M&M Member #47
Madness takes its toll. Please have EXACT change!
Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

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