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steering drive shaft,
steering universal joint
The steering shaft universal joint coupling,
or simply steering u-joint is a small but important part of the steering system.
In most cars with an intermediate steering shaft, there are two u-joint couplings.
The top u-joint connects the intermediate shaft to the steering column. The lower
u-joint connects the intermediate shaft to the steering rack, see the diagram.
To accommodate the steering tilt and telescope function, as well as for crash
safety, the steering shaft u-joint must rotate at an angle.
The steering shaft u-joint must transfer the steering
force from the steering wheel to the steering rack at an angle, without
resistance or play. A faulty u-joint can cause looseness or seizing felt in
the steering wheel. A vehicle with a bad steering u-joint is unsafe to drive
How easy is it to replace the steering u-joint?
In most cars, it's not very difficult, although the u-joint is often seized
on the shaft and might be difficult to remove. In some cars, it's important to
mark the steering u-joint position on the steering rack shaft and the intermediate
shaft splines, as the new u-joint must be positioned in the same way. In some cars,
the u-joint must be replaced with the shaft. It's best to consult the service
manual for the vehicle for the proper repair procedure.
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