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1977 FORD CAR & TRUCK STEERING: GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Build Years/Makes/Models: 1977 FORD F100
1977 FORD F150
1977 FORD F250
1977 FORD F350
1977 FORD GRANADA
1977 FORD MAVERICK
1977 MERCURY MONARCH
1977 MERCURY COMET
Units affected: 40000
Recall Number: 77V218000
Owner Notification Date: January 18, 1978
Recall Creation Date: October 12, 1979
Component Description: Steering: Gear Box (Other Than Rack And Pinion)
Manufacturer Involved in This Recall: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer Responsible for This Recall: Ford Motor Company
Report Received Date: December 14, 1977
Summary: On the involved vehicles, the manual steering gears may contain steering gear recirculatory balls that could fracture. This fracturing is a result of improper heat-treatment during manufacture and can eventually cause increased steering effort.
Consequence: Under continued operation, loss of steering control, loss of vehicle control, and an accident could occur. Note: increased steering efforts will be accompanied by an audible popping or grinding noise and momentary steering hang-up. If any of these conditions are experienced, the vehicle should not be operated.
Remedy: The dealer will inspect and, if necessary, replace the ball bearings of the steering gear, without charge to owner.
 

 
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