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I can turn my truck on, but I can't turn it off....I've narrowed it down to the plastic "actuator rod" being broken (I hope).
 

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Searching my Ford Tech CD right now, but IIRC, you'll need a security Torx bit (the ones with a hole in the center).
 

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Alot of patience. Wait thats not a special tool. Sorry, I got nothing! :doh0715:
 

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Searching my Ford Tech CD right now, but IIRC, you'll need a security Torx bit (the ones with a hole in the center).
IIRC there called tamper proof torx bits:thumbup
 

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I'm taking this thing out of the truck tomorrow morning and probably taking it apart tomorrow night. Anything I need before I start?
 

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In case anyone gives a crap I picked up the $9.00, 9 piece 'Security Torx Plus Center Hole' rack of insert bits that will fit a 1/4" drive socket (provided) or your Apex bit holder (on your cordless drill motor).

I looked everywhere for these things (to remove the screws on the electric 4x4 shift motor on the t-case) and this was the best deal I could find in my 'hood........
 

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Once you drop the column down, you should have access to the end of the cable; the F350 I did had a plastic grommet that you pry off (and replacements are available at the dealer--ask me how I know). you can maybe make it a little easier by squeezing the locking tabs on the cable sheath to remove it from the bracket
before dropping the column, but I was laying upside-down on the seat while doing it, and can't remember.
 

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Once you drop the column down, you should have access to the end of the cable; the F350 I did had a plastic grommet that you pry off (and replacements are available at the dealer--ask me how I know). you can maybe make it a little easier by squeezing the locking tabs on the cable sheath to remove it from the bracket
before dropping the column, but I was laying upside-down on the seat while doing it, and can't remember.
I took my seat out so that I could lay upside down under the dash. I do see the plastic grommet thing and I was going to just break it off yesterday cause I was so pissed off at not being able to get it off but I figured I'd ask before ruining it :toothless

So there are tabs you squeeze on the cable end of the plastic that lets the cable go?
 

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I've got the column out but I'm trying to figure out if I need to take the steering wheel off and go into the column or if that part is somewhere on the outside :confused: I can't read that thing worth a damn. Anyone know?
 

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Here's a pic of the rod I'm trying to replace...it's the yellow plastic thing. Anyone know how much farther in I have to go to get it out?





I know I have to take my cylinder out, I just put it back in to see how the thing wasn't working.
 

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Hey Spaz... When you figure out just was is causing this problem let me know! My just started doing it today. In fact it's sitting out in the driveway still running because the key won't go to the off position.

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Will do :thumbup

I pretty much know that it's this little actuator, I just don't know how to get it out :doh0715:
 
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