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?
03-16-2014 08:25 AM
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.:beerme:
03-16-2014 10:33 AM
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
03-16-2014 10:40 AM
So it telescopes together I am assuming... Is there a replacement anyone recommends? Omix-ada, Borgeson???
03-16-2014 12:41 PM
Yes it telescopes. OE is best bet for mostly street driving.
03-16-2014 12:44 PM
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!)
03-16-2014 12:54 PM
:banghead: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?
03-16-2014 01:21 PM
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.