Ford Explorer: Steering Column / Removal and Installation - Steering Column Lower Shaft

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Chassis / Steering System / Steering Column / Removal and Installation - Steering Column Lower Shaft

Removal

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. NOTICE: Do not allow the steering column to rotate while the steering column shaft is disconnected or damage to the steering column internal sensor may result.

    NOTE: Use a steering wheel holding device (such as Hunter® 28-75-1 or equivalent)

    Hold the steering wheel in the straight-ahead position.
  1.   WARNING: Do not reuse steering column shaft bolts. This may result in fastener failure and steering column shaft detachment or loss of steering control. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious injury to vehicle occupant(s).

    Remove the steering column lower shaft.
    1. Remove and discard the retainer and separate the lower steering column shaft from the upper steering column shaft.
      Torque: 22 lb.ft (30 Nm)
    1. Remove and discard the retainer and remove the lower steering column shaft.
      Torque: 35 lb.ft (48 Nm)

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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