Ford Explorer: Steering Column / Removal and Installation - Steering Column Tilt Motor

Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Service Manual / Chassis / Steering System / Steering Column / Removal and Installation - Steering Column Tilt Motor

Removal

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

  1. Remove the steering column.
    Refer to: Steering Column (211-04 Steering Column, Removal and Installation).
  1. NOTE: Note the position of the component before removal.


    Remove the tilt motor.
    1. Remove the trunnion bracket retainers and bracket.
    1. Remove the tilt motor retainers and remove the tilt motor.

Installation

  1. On both sides.
    Apply grease (supplied with the new motor) to the trunnion nut axles and the tilt motor lead-screw housing holes.
  1. Rotate the trunnion nut until the correct length is achieved to align the lead-screw housing with the threaded holes in the support arm.

  1. Install the tilt motor.
    1. Position the tilt motor and install the tilt motor retainers.
      Torque: 124 lb.in (14 Nm)
    1. Install the trunnion bracket and the trunnion bracket retainers.
      Torque: 71 lb.in (8 Nm)
  1. Install the steering column.
    Refer to: Steering Column (211-04 Steering Column, Removal and Installation).
  1. If equipped with memory steering column, use the steering column control switch and set the tilt motor soft stops as follows.
    1. Move the column upward until it reaches the end of travel.
    1. Move the column in the same direction until it reaches the end of travel again.
    1. Move the column downward until it reaches the end of travel.
    1. Move the column in the same direction until it reaches the end of travel again.

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