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1997 Ford Taurus Steering Column DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY

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Download Disassembly 1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01. Wait one minute for air bag diagnostic monitor (14B056) to deplete its stored energy. 2. Remove steering wheel (3600) as described. 3. Remove steering column from vehicle as described. 4. Remove steering column lower yoke (3N725), steering column upper bearing spring (3520), suspension height sensor control ring (3C131) and steering column bearing tolerance ring (3L539). Lower Steering Column Assembly 5. Remove turn indicator cancel cam (13318) by pushing up with flat-bladed screwdriver. Note direction of flush surface. 6. Remove two bolts retaining ignition switch (11572) and remove ignition switch assembly. 7. Remove bearing retainer (3C610) and steering column upper bearing spring. 8. Remove steel steering column bearing tolerance ring and steering column bearing sleeve (3518). 9. Remove plastic bearing retainer from ignition switch lock cylinder bore. Replace if damaged.