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1988 bronco ignition actuator broke. Pulled steering wheel,upper collar & electronics. Need to remove tilt portion (bell). How do i do this? Are there any special tools or replacement parts other than the actuator? There are 2 female threaded shafts that are pivots for the tilt. are they supposed to be removed, if so how.

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  • pikuniman57 Sep 03, 2008

    Engine idle is high and will not idle down

  • zuessarne Dec 22, 2008

    how do you replace ignition actuator

  • zuessarne Dec 25, 2008

    198 5 bronco iingnition actuator broke need to remove tilt portion(bell) how do i remove the 2 female threaded shafts thats are pivots for tilt are they supposed to remove if so how if not how to remove houseing

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    Happened to me last week on 89 Bronco.

  • 89bronco Feb 10, 2009

    Actuator snapped. Trying to defeat the ignition with a momentary switch for ignition and a kill-switch for the battery. 89 Eddie Bauer Ford Bronco

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Here is an amazing photo manual of the steering column tear-down to fix actuator on an 85 Bronco. It looks like a big job, though, which is unfortunate because the actuator on my 89 just snapped last week.

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You gotta take out the pivots with a pivot pin puller or any screw that fits and pull. take the spring out and pull the tilt nomenclature out. Only then can you remove/replace the acuator. Put the spring back after you put the pivots back in.

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the steering wheel.
  2. On vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, remove the tilt lever.
  3. On vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, remove the steering column collar by pressing on the collar from the top and bottom while removing the collar.
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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the tilt column control lever, simply rotate it counterclockwise until removed

  1. Remove the instrument panel trim cover retaining screws. Remove the trim cover.
  2. Remove the 2 screws (#3 in Fig 2) from the bottom of the steering column shroud. Remove the bottom half of the shroud by pulling the shroud down and toward the rear of the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the combination switch mounting and column related wire harness connectors

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