Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SAn Antonio, Texas
Re: 1962 Ford Ranchero Steering Column Repair
Unplug the turn switch wires---a 6 pin and a 4-pin
Remove steering wheel
loosen or remove column support under the dash --"U" shaped clamp
remove the firewall cover---been about a year, but I think it is 2 pieces.
keep a couple of bolts in the frame to gear box to hold the gearbox in place
might have to give the whole column a twist to break it free
a little penetrating oil dow to the bottom of the shaft should help
might have to spray some down the shaft from the top to let the upper bearing release
Pull the complete column tube up and off the shaft
(so far this applies to 4spd columns)
3-spd and auto may require some other little things----like disconnecting the linkage under the hood.
the gearbox and shaft assy will probably need to pull out the bottom in front of the wheels.
65 Ranchero-289High Performance/4-spd-bought new by my uncle(now with a 302)