Question about 1982 Ford F 250

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I have a 1970 F250 with an automatic transmission that has developed a problem with shifting. The shift tube in the steering wheel moves, and the tranmission linkage that attaches to the steering column moves, but they do not seem to be connected. I am not sure of the mechanism of how they are supposed to be connected and have not been able to solve the problem yet. The engine is a 1977 400 and tranny is a C 6. Any help greatly appreciated!

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  • vkktn Jul 25, 2009

    There is no cable involved in the shifting mechanism. There is a shifting tube that runs down the steering column, and at the lower end of the steering column, on the engine side of the firewall is a lever that is connected to linkage that leads to the tranmission. The problem seems to be in the steering column, as the linkage from the column to the tranmission is working ok.

  • vkktn Jul 25, 2009

    The truck is a 1970 Ford, F 250, with no airbag or tilt steering. I have already removed the steering wheel and shift collar, and as far as I can tell there is a shift tube that runs down the column, and then somehow connectes into the arm that connectes to the transmission linkage. The arm moves fine, the shift tube moves fine, but they do not seem to be connected. I have ordered new bearings for the shaft, but still am not sure what connectes the shift tube to the transmission linkage.

  • vkktn Jul 26, 2009

    Thanks for your response.



    The tranmission linkage that connects to the lever at the lower part of the steering column is working, and as far as I can tell the problem is in the mechanisms within steering column itself. It seems as if the problem may be at the lower part of the column. I am wondering what a person might find in there when taking it apart, and if I should even take it apart or try to locate a used steering column and replace the entire thing. I am on an island in Alaska with no junkyards.



    Thanks again

  • vkktn Jul 28, 2009

    Thanks for your help. As much as I would like to fix the part myself, after looking at parts cataologs and removing the column on the truck, I think I have reached the same conclusion - get another column. I have found one on ebay, but also will email you directly about this.

    Thank you again,
    Vivian

  • vkktn Jul 28, 2009

    Thanks for your help. As much as I would like to fix the part myself, after looking at parts cataologs and removing the column on the truck, I think I have reached the same conclusion - get another column. I have found one on ebay, but also will email you directly about this.

    Thank you again,
    Vivian

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I've pulled steering columns apart before, especially in the early 70's trucks. The mechanisms in your column sound like they are worn beyond repair. There are ways to fix them or restore them but the easiest thing to do would be to rplace the column. They are a pain to put back together when disassembled. If you need help in locating a replacement column, let me know...email me at bomber6509@yahoo.com. I would be able to get you one fairly cheap. I woould only charge you EXACTLY what the post office charges. I am active duty air force and also a seller on ebay (c17hydro). I have a paypal account and like I said, I would be more than willing to get you a replacement column. Just let me know the particulars for you and we can go from there.

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I will assume when you say the transmission has a problem shifting you mean the act of engaging the transmission into its repective selector positions and that the shift handle/steering column shift actuating tube has a disconnect somewhere in relation to the shift linkage located under the master cylinder or transmission itself. Look to see if the shift rod located where the steering column comes out of the firewall under brake booster and master cylinder is attached properly the rod may have popped out of its plastic bushing if so you may need to repair this connection, this area of the truck can be fairly difficult to access and work on. Also check the transmissions shift rod connection the rod may have come off its transmission lever connection. If all these shift rod connections appear ok there is an internal breach in the column and steering column must be removed dissassembled inspected for worn or broken parts.

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The upper bearings in your steering column are bad and will need to be replaced. Removing the steering column assembly will make replacing the bearings easier. Item Part Number Description 1 14A664 Air Bag Sliding Contact 2 3530 Steering Column Shroud (Upper) 3 13K359 Multi-Function Switch 4 N808114 Pin 5 3517 Steering Column Bearing 6 N805857 Steering Column Release Lever Pin 7 7361 Column Shift Selector Lever Plunger 8 3F609 Tilt Wheel Handle and Shank 9 3D544 Steering Column Release Lever 10 7210 Gearshift Lever 11 - Transmission Control Selector Lever 12 7G357 Gearshift Lever Pin 13 7212 Transmission Column Shift Selector Tube 14 7E400 Gearshift Tube Bushing Clamp 15 7335 Gearshift Lever Socket Bushing 16 7A216 Transmission Shift Selector Position Insert 17 3Z719 Shift Lock Actuator 18 7E395 Shift Cable and Bracket 19 7302 Transmission Selector Lever Arm and Support 20 7210 Gearshift Lever 21 7W441 Gearshift Lever Pin 22 7C464 Transmission Control Selector Lever Spring Clip 23 N806582 Tilt Column Pivot Screw 24 3E691 Steering Column Lock Pawl 25 3676 Steering Column Instrument Panel Bracket 26 3D681 Steering Column Lower Bearing Retainer 27 3517 Steering Column Bearing 28 3L539 Steering Column Bearing Tolerance Ring 29 - Steering Column Bearing Spring 30 3C131 Suspension Height Sensor Control Ring 31 3518 Steering Column Bearing Sleeve 32 14A163 Wiring Harness Retainer 33 3F723 Steering Actuator Housing 34 3B663 Steering Column Lock Lever Pin 35 11572 Ignition Switch 36 3D655 Steering Column Position Spring 37 3D657 Steering Column Shaft 38 N808136 Steering Column Lock Lever Pin 39 3B661 Steering Column Locking Lever 40 3E715 Steering Column Lock Lever Actuator (Lower) 41 3E696 Steering Column Lock Spring 42 3E691 Steering Column Lock Pawl 43 3E715 Steering Column Lock Lever Actuator (Upper) 44 3E695 Steering Column Lock Cam 45 14A163 Wiring Harness Retainer 46 3D656 Steering Column Tilt Flange Bumper 47 3B768 Steering Column Position Lock Spring 48 - Shroud Screws 49 3530 Steering Column Shroud (Lower) 50 3511 Steering Column Lock Cylinder Housing 51 11582 Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder 52 3C610 Bearing Retainer 53 3E700 Steering Column Lock Housing Bearing 54 3E717 Steering Column Lock Gear 55 3517 Steering Column Bearing 56 3L539 Steering Column Tolerance Ring 57 3518 Steering Column Bearing Sleeve 58 3520 Steering Column Upper Bearing Spring 59 - Snap Ring Bearing Retainers
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I guess the problem is like this: if you put it in gear and the shift lever went limp and fell loose. if you take the dash apart you can see that it is not pulling the cable. Solution: if you drop the steering column to disconnect the battery. One out of two things happen usually the 2 torx screws back out of the shifter lever take the lower dash/knee pad off.if you lay under the dash with a good flash light and follow the shifter cable you will see where it connects to look at the plate the screws will have fallin out or are backed out/loose sometimes if you look around the floor you may find them if so they need to be cleaned and put back in with loc tite appliied to the threads.Ive been able to do this with a long 1/4 inch extension and a universal to a 1/4 inch torx socket.be very careful not to crossthread.If you can see that the 2 screws are in there and tight then you have to lower the steering column by taking the lower cover off the column first then loosening the 4 nuts that hold it to the dash [disconnect shifter indicator cable small thin red cable]or you may break it.once column is lowered the upper column cover will come right off and you can see the shifter tube and plastic bushings and clamps the bushings will ware to the point that the clamp may break check all that.. all the parts may still avaliable from ford.

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