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Old 01-26-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
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Question steering shaft removal?

has anyone had to remove the steering shaft on an older yj?i unbolted the shaft at both ends but it seems like it cant go anywhere...is it neccessary to loosen the steering gear?

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Old 03-16-2014, 07:25 AM   #2
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Need Help!!!

Trying to resurrect and old thread. I have to replace this shaft also because a towtruck driver tried to straighten the wheels with the engine off. How do I get this shaft out. It is spinning where the 2 shafts come together. so I assume it is stripped in there.

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Old 03-16-2014, 09:33 AM   #3
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Unbolt it at the yokes and use a pry bar or big screwdriver to pry it together. Soak it with PB won't hurt either
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:40 AM   #4
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So it telescopes together I am assuming... Is there a replacement anyone recommends? Omix-ada, Borgeson???
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:41 AM   #5
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Yes it telescopes. OE is best bet for mostly street driving.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:44 AM   #6
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I had to remove the bolt where the shaft slips on to the steering gear box. Just loosening the bolt wasn't enough. And when putting the new one on do the same thing, slide it on with the bolt out. Other wise you'll just keep banging on it trying to force the shaft all the way on. (Ask me how I know!)
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:54 AM   #7
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That is usually how I learn most of my lessons... OE vs Omix-Ada? and is Borgeson too much if I only off road occasionally?
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:21 PM   #8
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When I changed mine, I had to cut it. Could not get it to slide at all. The new one was easier but still took some effort to get to slide. I put in the OEM shaft. I don't plan on any major off roading.
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