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Ignition Actuator Problem
Ignition Actuator Problem
Quote:I have a 72 Mach1 with tilt steering. I replaced the upper steering column bearing as it was very worn. During the process the key lock is removed. However when i removed the "upper cover casing" the upper actuator dis-engaged from the drive gear.

No matter how I try I can not get the gear in the right place. So I can start the engine, but as soon as i release the key the engine stops.

I know it is to do with the alignment of the gear and actuator, cant see how to set it up correctly.


thank you in advance
Hello nickping,

This You-Tube may help.


mustang7173 Thankyouyellow

"Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" -- John Wayne
Hello nickping,


mustang7173 Thankyouyellow

"Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" -- John Wayne
Here is how it should be assembled. I included the fixed column because the procedure is the same and the illustration is better.

[Image: Fixed-Column.jpg]

[Image: Tilt-column.jpg]

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
Thank you guys for the info.
Does anyone have a close up view of the Actuator and the gear drive, as it has different tooth locations, some being flat. It needs to mesh with the correct teeth. I have tried different positions and still cant quite get it to sit in the right place.
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