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Old 03-06-2003, 06:23 AM
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Post 1986 F350 XLT tilt wheel ???

I have bought this truck and the previous owner said it did not have a tilt wheel. The wheel is turned up more than I would perfer for normal driving. I noticed it looks like it has a joint in it like a tilt wheel in all of my other previously owed GM products but I cannot find a way to release it. Is this just the way Ford made them .. or is there some trick to letting it down?

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Old 03-06-2003, 06:48 AM
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if its got tilt, the lever will be on the lower right steering column.......
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Thank you it has no lever that I can find.
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The adjusting lever may be broken off. There is a ratchet mechanism that controls the tilt position. You can either go in and readjust the wheel position or replace what is damaged/missing. Does it appear to have two pivot pins under the wheel and upper collar?
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Try pushing foward on the turn signal lever. If it has tilt then it will tilt.
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Pull back on the turn signal leaver. You may have part broken in the column that is made out of pot metal and brakes on a regular bases. FORD part # is E9TZ 3E719 B. The part is about $6.00
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[quote]E9TZ 3E719 B<hr></blockquote>

Uh...this is the piece that allows you to turn (move) the ignition switch rod at different positions of wheel tilt.
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sorry wrong # should have been E9TZ 3E715 B THE PRIC IS 9.60 RETAIL AND 7.20 WHOLESALE. good luck.
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GREAT DEAL GUYS NOTHING WAS BROKE !!!!!!!!
I actually have a tilt wheel. (like I thought) It was the turn signal lever pushed foward that releases it. It was funny though it was so dry and gritty sounding when it moved. I dont think it has ever been moved. But it actually moves very easy and works great. Thank you all very much. I actually tried the signal lever before but was afraid I was going to break it so I didnt push it far enough. I am actually quite good with Smallblock chevy engines of the race variety I have built and raced my own for 18 years but havent had much dealings with Fords.
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