Home Tips & Tricks 1999 Explorer/ Mountaineer Workshop Manual Steering Column—Automatic Transmission Disassembly

1999 Explorer/ Mountaineer Workshop Manual Steering Column—Automatic Transmission Disassembly

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Download All vehicles 1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder. For additional information, refer to Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder—Functional Lock Cylinder or Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder—Non-Functional Lock Cylinder in this section. 2. Remove the air bag sliding contact. For additional information, refer to Section 501-20B. 3. Remove the steering column (3C529). For additional information, refer to Column in this section. 4. CAUTION: Carefully note the position of the steering column lock gear, bearing and retainer prior to removal. Remove the bearing retainer (3C610). 5. Remove the steering column lock housing bearing (3E700).6. Remove the steering column lock gear (3E717). Vehicles with tilt steering columns 7. Remove the shock absorber electronic steering sensor (18B015). 1. Disconnect the electrical connector. 2. Remove the screws. 3. Remove the shock absorber electronic steering sensor. 8. Remove the sensor ring. 1. Remove the steering column lower bearing spring. 2. Remove the sensor ring. Vehicles with fixed steering columns 9. Remove the snap ring from the bottom of the steering column shaft. All vehicles 10. Remove the steering column bearing tolerance ring (3L539) from the steering column shaft.Vehicles with tilt steering columns 11. Remove the two lock cylinder housing pivot screws.