steering shaft

scarborough

Master Mechanic
Sep 30, 2016
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starting to hoard parts for spring time for my 87 cutlass . i saw this steering shaft on eBay was wondering if this is the one everyone is using for their swap.

$49.99/ea

Lower Power Steering Shaft compatible for Jeep Cherokee 1984-1994 compatible for Jeep​

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Low_Bridge

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Ordered one yesterday from a different vendor, same part number off thEbay~ Should know more by the weekend ~ The specs on the one I ordered length seemed right ~
 
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Rt Jam

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Mar 30, 2020
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You need to know what is under that boot. A G body steering shaft needs to easily float in and out. I don't mean it can shortened in an accident or you tap it with a hammer to install it to the correct length.

Look at how the OEM shaft is, they are sliders in a greased coupling. This allows the separate body and constantly flexing frame to not allow the steering column to load the bearing in the steering box.

I know many people have used the unibody Jeep steering shaft but there is a reason why the OEM shaft can float to correct length. Comparing a broken rag joint to a universal joint is a poor comparison. New to new, one is not tighter.
 
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Low_Bridge

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Jan 22, 2014
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This one floats & dropped right in.

I'm on the right track?
 

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scarborough

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This one floats & dropped right in.

I'm on the right track?
nice to know. will be placing a order after the holidays, have to get the long Christmas shopping list in first.
just wondering how to go about post picture of my project on the site. i know how to cut and paste picture off web, but haven't figured how to download the ones off my phone.
 

Low_Bridge

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Jan 22, 2014
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I clicked on attached files & uploaded from PC
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Built6spdMCSS

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nice to know. will be placing a order after the holidays, have to get the long Christmas shopping list in first.
just wondering how to go about post picture of my project on the site. i know how to cut and paste picture off web, but haven't figured how to download the ones off my phone.
Look for that, find photos, attach, insert.

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Low_Bridge

Apprentice
Jan 22, 2014
69
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Backwoods
actually rt jam the top side is only clamp tight, no notch for the retaining bolt. kinda concerning but i tightened her up & used locktight on the top bolt

sure i could engineer back up retention (?)
 

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