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Steering Intermediate Shaft

The steering intermediate shaft connects the steering wheel to the steering gearbox, or steering rack. The intermediate shaft has a universal joint at each end, which allows for the angle between the steering shaft and the steering gear.

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Clunking noise while turning

Related Repair Advice

  • The intermediate shaft will often require replacement if noise issues arise
  • An intermediate shaft is commonly used on applications where two universal joints are required to connect the steering shaft to the steering gear

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