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Wont go into gear on a 1977 Ranger

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National parts depot,or if you would settle for a used one call putmans used auto parts at 704-864-2601 they may have one.

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To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section. NOTE: The wheels of the vehicle must be straight ahead and the steering column in the LOCK position before disconnecting the steering column or intermediate shaft from the steering gear. Failure to do so will cause the SIR coil assembly (clock spring) to become uncentered, which may cause damage to the assembly.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the tires and wheels.
  5. Remove the power steering gear heat shield.
  6. Remove or disconnect the following: CAUTION
    Failure to disconnect the intermediate shaft from the rack and pinion stub shaft can result in damage to the steering gear and/or intermediate shaft. This damage can cause loss of steering control, which could result in personal injury.
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  1. Install or connect the following:
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    • Install the left stabilizer shaft insulator.
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  5. Install the outer tie rods retaining nuts. torque the nuts to 22ft.lbs(30 Nm) plus an additional 180 degrees.
  6. Install the tires and wheels.
  7. Lower the vehicle.
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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
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Figure of heat shield removed from above rack bolts with location shown


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Thats ok mam,i,m 62,retired with 19 yrs experience in automotive field.Ford cars and trucks.And several different importsBut i quit in 1996.
I,m thinking that the,gears may be out of timing and the actuating rod that moves the ignition switch contacts at or near the bottom of the steering colmn.
You should repair the key cylinder, and the tumbler that the key actuates.Then you may also need to adjust the switch assy contact box at the bottom.These are a high wear items over a lot of yrs, and useage,and might be best to pay one time, and fix it right.I used to repair tilt steering wheels,and found that its less costly just to buy a good used steering column with key and all,but now days i,m not so sure! ??? hope i was helpful!
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