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Steering Intermediate Shaft

By Jim Taddei, July 31, 2009

What is an 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 a bad or failing steering intermediate shaft

  • Clunking noise while turning

Steering intermediate shaft 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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