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Smoke from steering


work2do

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99 2.5 2wd 5spd.....Smoke came from steering column upon start up the other day. No other issues since though the key/cylinder sticks. I have heard there are issues with the hazard flasher and multi function switches. Since I need a to replace the clock sprin, I will be removing the steering wheel and shroud to fully inspect things...Any info would be appreciated. Just gave the truck to my son and safety is a high priority. I bought the truck with 46k and it now has 265k. It has been a workhorse and has never before had any weird sh/t like this happen before...
 


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99 2.5 2wd 5spd.....Smoke came from steering column upon start up the other day. No other issues since though the key/cylinder sticks. I have heard there are issues with the hazard flasher and multi function switches. Since I need a to replace the clock sprin, I will be removing the steering wheel and shroud to fully inspect things...Any info would be appreciated. Just gave the truck to my son and safety is a high priority. I bought the truck with 46k and it now has 265k. It has been a workhorse and has never before had any weird sh/t like this happen before...

its just protesting new ownership..:icon_rofl::icon_rofl:

key cyl clean with brake cleaner and lube with either teflon or silicone based lube. check wiring for frays. probably just the multi function sw though...
 

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Ty demon....the new owner is trying to make a friend lol...all wiring looks clean. We will put in a MF switch and clean/lube the cylinder
 

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Any one no how to remove the thread from emergency ?
 


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