Question about 2008 Ford Edge SEL
When I turn on the left turn signal, the lever doesn't always stay latched, with the steering wheel straight. I imagine I will have to get into the steering column to check, any ideas?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Ok well your the lucky owner of an Expediton. I have a few of these trucks in my fleet. The common problem in almost ALL Ford vehicles is the multifunction switch located to the right of your column which is the main switch for you wipers, turn signals, and high beams. Under the plastic column cover is three phillips screws. Remove them and unscrew the tilt lever on the right of the column by spining it with a tight grip counter clockwise. Gently pull the lower cover off and you will see two screws and a large gray plug or it may be black. The internal plastic switch pawl breaks and requires the complete ASSY needs replacing. Remove the plug by pulling out on the plugs tang and pull down on the plug being sure not to pull on the wires for this could create a contact issue later. Remove the screws holding the multi function/ turn signal switch. Replace the switch in reverse of removal. Test the operation before you assemble the column cover.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
SOURCE: clicking in steering column
Check the lower steering column universal joint coupling needle rollers !
Open the hood, and get someone to wiggle the steering wheel, and using a good torch, check the lower steering column joint, for any free play, or if you can hear or feel, the clicking, and check all the clamp bolts and nuts.
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Posted on Feb 13, 2009
All you need is two inexpensive things to fix this. 1. Hammer and 2. WD-40. First, put the key in the ignition and tap it with the hammer. (this should unlock the steering wheel and the iginition) Second, spray some WD-40 in the key opening on the ignition, then put the key in again and proceed to tap it some more with the hammer. (WHEN I SAY TAP THE HAMMER I DO NOT MEAN HIT IT WITH FULL FORCE)... Any who keep put WD-40 and tapping it until you can turn the key without the help of the hammer... (should be at least 4 times) THE PROBLEM IS THAT WITH TIME DEBRI BUILDS UP IN THE IGNITION, AND THIS CAUSES THE STEERING TO LOCK UP WHEN YOU PLACE THE KEY IN THE IGNITION. THE HAMMER UNLOCKS THE SPRINGS IN THE IGNITION AND THE WD-40 CONVERTS THE DEBRI TO LIQUID SO IT CAN CLEAN THE IGNITION...
Posted on May 06, 2009
It may be the 'actuator'. It is a rod that connects the lock cylinder to the ignition switch on the tilt wheel units. It is made of aluminum and often breaks as things become worn.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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