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Steering wheel has cooper ribbon coming out of it also horn blows intermitantly

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Its called a clock spring on a ford. but you have to pull the steering wheel to replace. I recommend a professional be contacted to do the job. as the tool requirement is somewhat specialized. you have to beware of the airbag also. I highly recommend not driving until repaired.

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Wheel needs replacing

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