Ignition Actuator info in tilt & non-tilt Bronco & Ford F Series

miesk5

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I never was able to personally view the non-tilt actuator for most years. But some "mechanics" do claim that the non-tilt Broncos & F series (& probably E series) do Not have an actuator or rod.But did find the Ford Ignition Actuator Rod (NON-TILT)See info @ ford ignition actuator 07 actuator rod | Steering Column Services"This Ford ignition actuator rod connects the actuator to the ignition switch on Ford cars and trucks covering years 1977 through 1991 with a NON Tilt steering column.
It is a steel rod, measures 10 3/4" in length and has a small right angle bend at one end and 1/2 loop (hook) at the other end.Our Part # Actuator07Fits Makes: Ford Cars & TrucksFits Years: 1977-1991$46.15" as of todaySee 11A599Some Bronco owners claim this actuator is for just the tilt mechanism on a tilt wheeled Bronco, but don't offer and diagrams showing it connected to the tilt mechanism. Some have caused other owners to buy a complete column or sell their Broncos.EDIT;
I e mailed the company asking them to again confirm that "This Ford ignition actuator rod connects the actuator to the ignition switch on Ford cars and trucks covering years 1977 through 1991 with a NON Tilt steering column."


Well now, talk 'bout customer service!Just received reply from Steering Column Services.com"We do sell both rods, tilt and non-tilt for the ford trucks from 80-91. They only made 2 different ones. 1 non-tilt rod and 1 tilt rods (different bends at the top…same purpose).As you showed in your attached picture, that is the correct one for the non tilt designs (all of them)Typically these do not go bad unless someone bent them up after an actuator broke.The non-tilt simply goes directly from the rack gear to the switch.The 1996 Broco is an entirely different animal. It uses 2 plastic actuators…here (bottom 2 pictures) that go from the upper lock housing through the cast main housing and allow for a switch with a stud to align with the lower actuator. Ford Ignition Actuator (upper) Our Part # RACK05 OEM # F2DZ 3E723 A $32.63Ford Ignition Actuator (lower) Our Part # RACK06 OEM # F0DZ 3E715 A $38.78We offer instructions for replacing those hereEstimated Time Required: 1.0 - 1.5 hrs.Tools Needed: 30 torx driver, large flatblade screwdriver, right angle pick, needlenose pliers, snap ring lpiers, small flatblade screwdriver, small punch, hammer, 7/8 deep socket, 3/8 x 2" bolt, (or PVC Pipe). Our Part # Rack06i Instructions $24.95Here is the sample instruction pic (bottom pic)
We hope that helpsSteering Column Services.com889 Molinaro Ct. Ivins, UT 84738"
...I replied, thanked them and confirmed that 96 non-tilt Broncos do require;Ford Ignition Actuator (upper) Our Part # RACK05 OEM # F2DZ 3E723 A 
AndFord Ignition Actuator (lower) Our Part # RACK06 OEM # F0DZ 3E715 A
"these are Ford parts."...also; "We use the Dorman old actuator because no one else makes it and we have had no trouble over the 10 yrs we have been installing them other than some adjustment from time to time to make them fit smoothly."

 

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