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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2001, 06:24 PM
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lengthening the steering shaft

From what I've heard so far, the way to lengthen the steering shaft is to remove some pins, slide the shaft to the right length, then put the pins back in. Not only is this a very crude understanding of how it works, but it also might be wrong for all I know. Since I may be needing to do this soon, I was wondering if someone could either tell me pretty precisely where the pins are or post a pic. I would appreciate it. Thanks. (Oh, and if anybody has some pics of a lowered radiator, I wouldn't mind seeing those either.)

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Re: lengthening the steering shaft

ok those pins.. if you look at your shaft.. there will be a flat portion on two sides.. about 6 - 8" long.. and in that flat portion.. there will be two small pins.. about an 1/8" in diameter.. they are plastic.. take a drill bit.. that size.. and drill them out.. all the way thru the shaft.. pull shaft apart.. clean and grease.. put back together.. shaft will now slide somewhat roughly.. but you now will have several inches of play to work with..
there is no need to re-pin it.. unless your shaft flexes more than like 4 inches.. then it will never come apart.. and if it flexes that much.. you have problems..


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Re: lengthening the steering shaft

if you need to lengthen your YJ shaft, i don't think it has pins. just pull it out to the proper length. matt

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