Ford Explorer: Steering Column / Removal and Installation - Steering Wheel

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Chassis / Steering System / Steering Column / Removal and Installation - Steering Wheel

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Adhesive Tape

Removal

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

NOTE: Make sure the wheels and steering wheel is in the straight ahead position.

NOTE: Vehicle without heated steering wheel shown others similar.

  1. Remove the driver airbag.
    Refer to: Driver Airbag (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).
    1. NOTE: If equipped with heated steering wheel

      Disconnect the heated steering wheel electrical connector.
    1. Disconnect the steering wheel electrical connector.
    1. Remove the steering wheel bolt and the steering wheel.
      Torque: 35 lb.ft (48 Nm)
  1. NOTE: Make sure the clockspring rotor does not rotate.

    NOTE: Make sure the clockspring pins are not bent or damaged.

    Tape the clockspring rotor to the outer housing to keep it from rotating.
    Use the General Equipment: Adhesive Tape

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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