Re: 96 Taurus
That was my point, Kenn.... The advice was "drop column". Without knowing
the skill set or experience of the recipient of the advice, it is prudent to
add what to look for, if any special tools are required and if there any
"gotchas". Additionally, there may be others viewing the thread that the
thread may apply to. Their skill set may be vastly different from the person
offering the original question.
Most folks come to these types of NGs to save money.. in many cases, money
they don't have. This is an important consideration when giving advice. We
need to give as accurate an assessment as we can with the information we
have and we have a real need to replace "shotgun" repairs using expensive
parts with sound diagnostics using relatively inexpensive self-performed
labour. Not to mention that "self-performed" labour is a nifty way to
justify buying new tools.
"Kenn" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> When you drop the column, you will need to remove the key cyl. turn the
> to "on" position and push in the small silver button underneath. PASSIVE
> ANTI-THEFT CAN BE DAMAGED IF NOT CAREFUL. do NOT damage the little plastic
> collar around the key cyl if it has one, your car wont run.
> If I remember correctly, at this point, you will have to remove the shift
> linkage (Except LS and floor shift models) from there, you should be home
> free...It's a small shaft that you will have to re-clock to get it into
> the correct position. If you haven't ever done it...be careful, it will be
> frusterating. If it's not cloked correctly, the "on" position might be
> "start" or "acc".
> Hope this helps.