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did escorts come with a tilt steering wheel option, and if so, how much of a pain is it to install?



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There was an option for tilt steering available.

As far as I know, all it would take to install tilt steering is just pulling out the non-tilt steering column and replace it with a tilt steering column.

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Hey, get a tilt column and it bolts and plugs right in. Be sure to check the pinch joint, I believe they differ some on certain years. Aim to pull one that is the same year; best odds for fit.
 

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i replaced the non tilt column in my 91 pony with a tilt column off a 91 gt. i didnt have to modify anything. just make sure that the wheels are straight when you remove the first column and install the second.
 

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It's pretty easy. Remove the cover for the shaft that goes through the firewall to the rack. Use a good T45 torx bit and don't strip the pinch bolt when removing. I say do this first because if that doesn't come apart, there is no reason to continue. Remove the column cover(3 screws) and loosen 4 bolts that mount upper portion to the dash. You can remove the trim panel if you find it easier, just more work for me. Loosen the 2 nuts that hold a cross bracket(once loose it slides out). Remove 2 bolts that hold lower portion to dash. Work the pinch section off the rack shaft. Now unplug the 5 wire connectors and carefully work the column out. You will need 10mm socket, racthet, extension, 12mm socket, phillips screw driver, T45 bit. If you remove trim/kick panel you will need a T20 bit or 7mm socket and 17mm wrench(for hood release cable).
 
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