I looked over the actuator writeup, and if I have to disassemble the column completely -- which it's looking like I will -- then I'll probably be referring to it. However, my column is a non-tilt, whereas the writeup is for a tilt model...which, from what I've read, is a bit different. In fact, I can't even see the part I'm suspecting (upper actuator, see below) in the writeup's images. Same in the diagram you linked to: the part labeled 'lower actuator' is not in the parts blowup for my column (see diagram below).
Are there any teardowns for an automatic non-tilt?
And on that note, do you (or anyone else) know if there is a exploded view for an auto non-tilt column covering a '90 bronco? The only one I've found -- again, the image below -- is a few years off and has a bunch of cryptic part numbers instead of actual names.
Our bronco has an upper actuator(pn. 3E723), but when I tried to find an actuator I kept finding the lower actuator for the tilt model...I don't think non-tilt bronco's have these, at least going by this diagram I found:
Anyway, I tried to find a lower actuator last night, but I couldn't hardly find anything about it; I just did some more googling and found something which might be it -- the oem part number has '3E723' in it -- but it says it's not compatible with my bronco, and orielly's says it's only good for the bronco II. All orielly's gives me for my vehicle is the actuator for the tilt model...back to square one.
Anyone know what part is actually in mine?
Hope this all makes sense; my brains are a bit frazzled on this one. Ever feel like your vechile is doing this to you?: