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  • STEERING - "CLUNKING" FELT WHILE ROCKING STEERING WHEEL SIDE-TO-SIDE
Publication Date: JULY 20, 1998

LIGHT TRUCK:
1996-1998 ECONOLINE, EXPLORER, RANGER
1997-1998 F-150, F-250 LD

ISSUE:

A "clunking" may be felt on some vehicles with a fixed (non-tilt) steering column when applying a side-to-side load on the steering wheel. The lock cylinder housing and actuator housing are common between fixed and tilt columns. There is a clearance between the housings which is necessary for the tilt column, but in the fixed column application, this clearance can cause relative movement, allowing the clunk feeling.

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