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Some tilt columns may require specialty tools to disassemble and reassemble. I would recommend purchasing a shop manual for that vehicle if you intend on repairing it yourself. You may have broken parts in there that you won't find until you take it apart, plus depending what year you have , you may have an air bag to deal with.

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Q: How to repair ford tilt steering column that is loose and sloppy?
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