I checked the vehicle for the recall and it did not apply. The Ford garage quoted $1,600 to replace the steering column. So far I have $100 in the one from the local junk yard. My only concern is whether I have to realign the lower assembly to match neutral wheel position since I do not know the wheel position of the vehicle in the junkyard where the part was removed. I assume the steering wheel in this car turns more than one rotation in each in direction so perhaps it does not matter.