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Steering column i need instructions on how to remove the steering column on a 1983 ford f150 4x4. any help would be helpful.thank you

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    Column won't pull through the firewall. What needs to be removed to accomplish this?

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    how do you remove and replace the steering column

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  1. Set the parking brake.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Unbolt the intermediate shaft from the steering column.
  4. Disconnect the shift linkage rod(s) from the column.
  5. Remove the steering wheel.
If you have a tilt column, the steering wheel MUST be in the full UP position when it is removed.
  1. Remove the floor cover screws at the base of the column.
  2. Remove the steering column shroud by place the bottom screw in the No.1 position and pulling the shroud up and away from the column.
  3. On automatics, remove the shift indicator cable.
  4. Remove the instrument panel column opening cover.
  5. Remove the bolts securing the column support bracket to the pedal support bracket.
  6. Disconnect the turn signal/hazard warning harness and the ignition switch harness.
  7. Lift the column from the vehicle.
  8. Remove the column support bracket
To install:
  1. Install the column support bracket making sure that the wiring is outboard of the column. Torque the nuts to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  2. Start the floor cover clamp bolt and press the plate until the clamp flats touch the stops on the column outer tube.
  3. Install the column through the floor opening.
  4. Connect the turn signal/hazard warning and ignition harnesses.
  5. Raise the column and install the 2 support bolts.
  6. Tighten the floor cover bolts to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  7. Torque the support bracket bolts to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  8. Torque the cover plate clamp bolt to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  9. Install and adjust the shift indicator cable, on automatics.
  10. Install the instrument panel column opening cover.
  11. Install the column shroud.
  12. Torque the shroud bottom screw to 15 inch lbs.
  13. Connect the shifter rod(s).
  14. Connect the intermediate shaft. Torque the bolt to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
Good luck...

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