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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-30-2000, 05:10 PM
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Steering shaft pops out of gear box

I hit the trails today and my steering shaft pops out of the steering box. I have a 3 inch body lift that may be causing the problem
but when I get it back in it knocks and will not steer sharp. I was told there is a pin on the end that is probably rounded off if this is
true where can I get this pin or do I have to buy a new shaft which I'd rather not do. Any input would help. Thanks

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Re: Steering shaft pops out of gear box

take the steering shaft out and drill the little plastic pins that hold the 2 halves of the steering shaft together.. then extend your shaft a bit... while it's out, inspect the teeth on the shaft and the bolt that goes through the coupler. there is no way it should ever come off if these 2 components are in fine shape.
ps.. if you would tell us a bit more about your jeep in your profile, it would be easier to help

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-30-2000, 06:03 PM
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Re: Steering shaft pops out of gear box

I'll take it apart tomorrow and see what's up. Thanks. I updated my profile. I'm having this problem with the 76 q-trac.

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