Steering column adjuster - dismantling and reassembly

Note: A new adjuster locknut and washer must be used on reassembly.

Dismantling
1 To dismantle the adjuster assembly, proceed as follows.

2 Remove the locknut and washer securing the adjuster through-bolt (see illustration).

25.2 Adjustable steering column assembly
25.2 Adjustable steering column assembly

A Adjuster handle B Locking plates
C Through-bolt
D Sliders
E Spring

3 Remove the through-bolt, adjuster handle, locking plates, sliders and washers, then unclip the spring assembly.

Reassembly
4 Reassemble the components as follows.

5 Refit the spring to the adjuster assembly bracket.

6 Align the washers, sliders and locking plates, ensuring that the handle locking plate is fitted so that the cut-out and Ford logo are positioned as shown (see illustration).

25.6 Cut-out and Ford logo (A) must be positioned as shown when reassembling
25.6 Cut-out and Ford logo (A) must be positioned as shown when reassembling adjustable steering column

7 Coat the through-bolt threads with a suitable thread-locking compound, then refit the through-bolt and the adjuster handle, ensuring that all components are engaged.

8 Position the handle in the locked position, and secure the through-bolt with a new locknut and washer.

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