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Unread 11-22-2010, 07:37 AM   #1
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U-Joint in Steering Shaft Replace??

the u joint (located below the master cylinder) in the steering shaft seems sloppy

is there any write-ups on how to replace it or any tips you guys have used to make it easier to get it apart?

thanks for any help

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Unread 11-22-2010, 01:09 PM   #2
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no one has any input?
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Unread 11-22-2010, 01:40 PM   #3
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I think you are referring to the intermediate steering shaft... I don't think there are any universal joints on the upper steering shaft. To remove the intermediate steering shaft you will need to disconnect it at both ends (remove screw from clamp completely not just loosen them) then you might be able to compress it enough to get it off the steering gear but it will be easier if you remove the steering gear. Then it will slide (with some effort) out of the upper steering shaft coupling and through the bracket it is in.
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Unread 11-22-2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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so the steering gear has to come off to get the intermediate steering shaft off?
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Unread 11-22-2010, 07:43 PM   #5
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You should be able to get it off without removal of steering gearbox. I removed my steering gearbox recently and was able to slide the shaft off before removal of the gearbox.
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there is a lower and upper steering shaft. and it disconnects at the steering box.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 07:13 AM   #7
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If Wushaw was able to get the shaft off the Gearbox without removing it then you might be able to slide the shaft out of the bearing bracket. I don't know if there is enough clearance to slide it out, worth a try. I just want to make the point clear that when you are separating it from the gearbox and the upper shaft, remove the screws not just loosen them because there is a dtent in the shaft to receive the screw and with the screw in the clamp it will not separate (even with a BFH) believe me, I tried. Oh and don't let anyone spin the steering wheel while the shaft is disconnected!!!! Not only will you lose your center but you can very easily break your clock spring and they are not cheap. 100+
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Unread 11-23-2010, 07:22 AM   #8
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MisFit, love the Avatar.

I agree with you on the upper and lower, but Mopar refers to it as "SHAFT, Intermediate Power Steering," and you can pick one up at the dealer for the reasonable sum of $325.

Its kind of like Domino's pizza having a medium and a large pizza... How can you have a medium when you don't sell a small? That makes the medium the small!

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