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Ford Escape: Steering Column / Removal and Installation - Steering Wheel

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Adhesive Tape

Removal

NOTICE: To prevent damage to the clockspring, make sure the front wheels are in the straight-ahead position.

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Remove the driver airbag.
    Refer to: Driver Airbag (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).
  1. Disconnect the steering wheel electrical connectors.
  1. Remove the steering wheel retainer and the steering wheel.
    Torque: 35 lb.ft (48 Nm)
  1. NOTE: Make sure the clockspring rotor does not rotate.

    NOTE: Make sure the clockspring pins are not bent or damaged.

    Tape the clockspring rotor to the outer housing to keep it from rotating.
    Use the General Equipment: Adhesive Tape
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Remove the steering wheel multifunction switch.
    Refer to: Steering Wheel Multifunction Switch (211-05 Steering Wheel and Column Electrical Components, Removal and Installation).

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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