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NHxj4x4
July 10th, 2005, 12:18
I'm trying to remove the steering intermadiate shaft in my 93, anyone know how to do this?

Thanks,

Todd

Matthew Currie
July 10th, 2005, 18:08
I don't think you can do this without moving either the steering column or the steering gear. The column cannot be telescoped without destructive force. On my 95 I was never able to slip the shaft far enough in either direction to clear the other end.

Note that you must fully remove the lower bolt, which engages a groove in the shaft of the steering gear.

Later (97-up) shafts telescope without force, making it possible to remove and reinstall them without undoing anything else. Someone a month or two ago was asking whether they could be retrofitted, but I haven't seen an update on whether he ever found out. I hope someone tries it and posts back.

OLAK
July 10th, 2005, 22:34
yup - you have to drop the steering gear box out to allow the shaft to be removed. just did this yesterday to install a new shaft