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#861596 - 03/21/11 12:51 AM Jeep Steering Shaft  
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Ready to replace mine with one from a Jeep. The ends slide on fine, but on the side next to the steering column (bigger side), there isn't enough room to slide the bolt through. Those that have done this swap... is there a trick to line it up? or should it slide right in and bolt up?


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#861599 - 03/21/11 12:58 AM Re: Jeep Steering Shaft [Re: BlueBoy84]  
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Bit of work with a grinder on the steering column to allow room for the pinch bolt.


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#861614 - 03/21/11 01:46 AM Re: Jeep Steering Shaft [Re: Duts87SS]  
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Thanks! That should work. I don't need much more room.


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#861625 - 03/21/11 02:09 AM Re: Jeep Steering Shaft [Re: BlueBoy84]  
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Look at the column shaft. It should be flat on one side. Match the open side to the flat side and the bolt will slide pretty much all the way through. Then just tighten the bolt down with a ratchet or impact gun.

I just did mine today and it required NO modifications. Mine also has the 13mm headed bolts that are threaded all the way up.

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#861630 - 03/21/11 02:19 AM Re: Jeep Steering Shaft [Re: MonteC]  
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I tried putting it on both ways... either way, it slides over the steering colum perfectly, but just extends out enough to keep the bolt from going through. Odd.


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#861636 - 03/21/11 02:35 AM Re: Jeep Steering Shaft [Re: BlueBoy84]  
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It should be a tight fit. I had to tap mine into place. If its too loose the bolt wont reach. How far off is it? Shouldnt be too far off. Might try a pair of channel locks to pull the two sides of the steering shaft cup back together while you tighten the bolt.



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#861825 - 03/21/11 10:56 PM Re: Jeep Steering Shaft [Re: MonteC]  
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I used a round bastard to clean up the side just a hair for the bolt to go through. Probably ran the file over it 6-8 times and then no more problems. It was close to fitting.


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#861899 - 03/22/11 02:45 AM Re: Jeep Steering Shaft [Re: 85t5mcss]  
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Aside from making sure the wheels and steering wheel are lined up straight...any other thing I need to know?


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#862095 - 03/22/11 11:06 PM Re: Jeep Steering Shaft [Re: BlueBoy84]  
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Not really. Pretty straight forward once u look at it. And u can get rid of the ugly plastic cover.


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#862111 - 03/23/11 12:20 AM Re: Jeep Steering Shaft [Re: 85t5mcss]  
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Just did mine this weekend, took 15 mins including a break. LOL
I made a small notch with my cutoff wheel for the bolt.

Remove both bolts from the old shaft but before removing it lock the steering wheel. Slide the new shaft on both top & bottom. Them you can un-lock the wheel and turn it to install the new bolts. This way everything aligns just the way it did before you removed it.

Here is a video floating around on the web.
Yes its really that easy.

http://www.tuneyfish.com/video_player.php?vid=220


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