FDSTC00021-Ford Lincoln Mercury Steering Column Plunger Shaft


Ford Lincoln Mercury Steering Column Plunger Shaft Ford OEM F7DZ-7361-A

Save 39%
List: $61.95 Save: $24.00
Part FDSTC00021

Out of Stock



Brand #: F7DZ-7361-A

Vehicle Fit

Warranty & Shipping
How-To & Tools


  • Brand New Ford Steering Column Shift Plunger
  • Replaces Dealer part numbers: F7DZ7361A, F7DZ7R264A
  • Original equipment part
  • Built to strict quality control standards
OEM Part

Genuine original equipment part (OEM) that was factory installed on your vehicle by the manufacturer.

Item Condition: New

1 Year Warranty

This item is backed by our 1-year warranty. In the event this item should fail during intended use, we will replace the part free of charge. This warranty covers the cost of the part only.

FREE Shipping is standard on Orders shipped to the lower 48 States (Contiguous United States). Standard shipping charges apply to Hawaii, Alaska and US Territories.  Shipping is not available to Canada.

Expedited is available on checkout to the United States, excluding Alaska, Hawaii and US Territories as well as P.O. Boxes and APO/FPO/DPO addresses.  Final shipping costs are available at checkout.

How to Replace Steering Column Shift Tube Assembly 95-07 Ford Ranger

Created on: 2021-01-16

Watch this video to learn how to fix a shifter that sticks or is hard to shift. The experts at 1A Auto will show you how to replace the steering column shift tube on your 01 Ford Ranger.

  1. step 1 : Disconnecting the Battery
    • Remove the negative battery terminal with an 8mm socket and ratchet
  2. step 2 : Removing the Steering Column Cover
    • Remove the Phillips head screws from the lower steering column cover
    • Tilt the column down
    • Work off the top half of the cover
    • Unscrew the tilt column level
    • Remove the lower half of the cover
  3. step 3 : Removing the Knee Panel and Plate
    • Remove the four 7mm bolts on the bottom of the knee panel
    • Pull the knee panel off
    • Remove the five 8mm screws from the metal plate
  4. step 4 : Removing the Gear Selector
    • Remove the two 13mm nuts securing the U-brace at the bottom of the column
    • Hold the column up
    • Remove the two 13mm nut at the base of the steering column
    • Carefully lower the column
    • Press the tab and remove the boot from the gear selector
    • Remove the spring collar from the bottom of the gear selector pin
    • Gently tap the pin out of the gear selector with a hammer
    • Pry the clip and gear selector off with a flat blade screwdriver
  5. step 5 : Removing the Shift Selector Tube
    • Remove the seven T30 Torx screws that secure the shift tube
    • Remove the red wire loop from the gear selector
    • Lift up the gear selector tube
    • Remove the two T30 Torx screws at the back of the selector tube
    • Remove the shift selector tube
  6. step 6 : Disassembling the Shift Selector Tube
    • Remove the spring
    • Tap the lock pin out with a hammer
    • Pull the pin out with pliers
    • Remove the interlock arm
    • Remove the plunger
  7. step 7 : Reassembling the Shift Selector Tube
    • Coat the plunger with grease
    • Install the plunger into the shift tube
    • Insert the spring over the short end of the tube
    • Reinstall the interlock
    • Press the pin into the interlock
    • Hammer the pin in with a hammer
  8. step 8 : Installing the Shift Selector Tube
    • Insert the shifter tube into the plate
    • Tighten the two T30 screws at the end
    • Press the shift tube into the column
    • Reinstall the clamps, with the interlock arm on top of the bracket's lever
    • Tighten the seven T30 Torx screws
  9. step 9 : Reinstalling the Gear Selector
    • Start the clip on to the gear selector
    • Set the gear selector into place
    • Reinstall the pin and tap the splines in
    • Insert the spring collar onto the pin
    • Slide the boot onto the gear selector
    • Reattach the overdrive wire into its retainer
    • Snap the boot into its holders
    • Reattach the red wire loop to the gear selector
    • Lift the column onto its studs
    • Start the bolts in the back
    • Insert the U-brace into place
    • Tighten the 13mm nuts to the column
    • Tighten the 13mm nuts to the U-brace
  10. step 10 : Checking the Shift Indicator Needle's Alignment
    • Check the alignment of the shift indicator needle
    • Use the adjustor wheel forward to move the indicator to the left (Park)
    • Or use the adjustor wheel backwards to move the indicator to the right (Drive)
    • Test the selector for proper alignment
  11. step 11 : Reinstalling the Steering Column Cover
    • Insert the upper steering column cover into place
    • Insert the lower steering column cover so it snaps with the upper cover
    • Tighten the Phillips head screws to the column cover
    • Twist the tilt column lever into place
  12. step 12 : Reinstalling the Knee Panel
    • Insert the metal plate into place
    • Tighten the five 8mm screws to the plate
    • Press the knee panel into place
    • Reinstall the hood release
    • Tighten the four 7mm bolts to the bottom of the panel
  13. step 13 : Reconnecting the Battery
    • Reconnect the negative battery terminal
    • Tighten the terminal with an 8mm socket and ratchet

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools


  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Bearing Grease

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Grease Gun

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

    Complete Metric Wrench Set

Installation Video
Watch video

Fits these Makes

Year Make Model Description
1992-1997Ford Aerostar Ford Aerostar Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1992-1996Ford Bronco Ford Bronco Steering Column Plunger Shaft
2003-2004Ford Crown Victoria Ford Crown Victoria Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1992-2014Ford E150 Van Ford E150 Van Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1992-2014Ford E250 Van Ford E250 Van Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1992-2005Ford E350 Van Ford E350 Van Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1999-2014Ford E350 Van Super Duty Ford E350 Van Super Duty Steering Column Plunger Shaft
2000-2005Ford Excursion Ford Excursion Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1997-2002Ford Expedition Ford Expedition Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1995-2003Ford Explorer Ford Explorer Steering Column Plunger Shaft
2002-2005Ford Explorer Sport Trac Ford Explorer Sport Trac Steering Column Plunger Shaft
2004Ford F150 Heritage Truck Ford F150 Heritage Truck Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1997-2003Ford F150 Truck Ford F150 Truck Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1997-1999Ford F250 Light Duty Truck Ford F250 Light Duty Truck Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1999-2007Ford F250 Super Duty Truck Ford F250 Super Duty Truck Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1999-2007Ford F350 Super Duty Truck Ford F350 Super Duty Truck Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1999-2007Ford F450 Truck Ford F450 Truck Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1999-2007Ford F550 Truck Ford F550 Truck Steering Column Plunger Shaft
2004-2007Ford Freestar Ford Freestar Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1998-2011Ford Ranger Ford Ranger Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1999-2003Ford Windstar Ford Windstar Steering Column Plunger Shaft
2002Lincoln Blackwood Lincoln Blackwood Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1998-2002Lincoln Navigator Lincoln Navigator Steering Column Plunger Shaft
1997-2001Mercury Mountaineer Mercury Mountaineer Steering Column Plunger Shaft
Brand #: F7DZ-7361-A
Product Reviews
There are no reviews for this item.
Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
No questions have been asked about this item.
Customer service


Monday - Friday 8:00am - 9:30pm ET
Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 4:30pm ET

Ford Lincoln Mercury Steering Column Plunger Shaft Ford OEM F7DZ-7361-A-FDSTC00021 does not fit your:

Same Day Shipping

Need your part faster? Choose expedited shipping at checkout.

Guaranteed To Fit

Highest quality, direct fit replacement auto parts enforced to the strictest product standards.

USA Customer Support

Exceeding customers' expectations, our team of passionate auto enthusiasts are here to help.

Instructional Video Library

Thousands of how-to auto repair videos to guide you step-by-step through your repair.

Before proceeding,

select your Vehicle, to verify this Part will fit.

This part will only fit a vehicle with these options.