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Old 01-02-2013, 07:42 PM
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1989 f350 4x4 sloppy steering column

Seems like the lower bearing is shot: the part that connects to the steering shaft wiggles around like there's no tomorrow. I have something sloppy in my ignition too, but that's probably another thread. Anyway...

I'm going to the pick and pull tomorrow morning to look for another column. I was planning on pulling one from a truck and replacing its bearings, on account of the fact that they're probably on their way out, but I understand that there might be some interchangeability with car models. What I'd like to learn is this:

-are there any Ford cars that used the same steering column as my 1989 f350 4x4? I have tilt, cruise control and a 5 speed manual. My searches have yielded information on later truck models, but nothing on my year.

Thanks in advance, Mike.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:00 PM
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If you had a 1992+ model, you'd have hit the jackpot..

Crown Vic's, etc can interchange...


But for 8th gen trucks....I have no clue.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:24 PM
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thanks sidewinder. no interchange, huh? might as well just put in an order for those bearings.....

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:51 PM
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thanks sidewinder. no interchange, huh? might as well just put in an order for those bearings.....

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As far as I know man..

A Bronco is all I know would interchange...
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:27 PM
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update:
I went to the jy, and found a decent condition column from a 1989 f250. it's a column shift, no tilt, no cruise control type. Will that work with my truck that has tilt and cruise control? I don't need/ want to keep the cc or tilt.
If you folks give me the go 'head, I'm swapping the ignition cylinders tomorrow and hopefully I'll be ready to roll.
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don't see why it wouldn't work you just wont be using the column shift mechanisim
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:10 PM
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that's what i was thinking when i decided to pull it.
the other thing with this jy column is that it didn't come with a key. but the tumbler spins and actuates the ignition switch rod. will i have trouble getting the tumbler out? or will i have to drill the retaining pin?
i'm going to be working on this tonight as soon as i get off work, so i guess i'll find out soon enough. it's just nice to be prepared.
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