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Dorman
2006 Ford Focus Steering Shaft - Lower Dorman

P311-4AC649D    425-300  New

YS4Z3A525AA

Qty:
40.37
  • Product Attributes:
    • Diameter: 3.41
    • End 1 Type:
      • External Profile
      • Internal Profile
    • Package Contents: 1 Steering Shaft
    • Spline Quantity: 0
Brand: Dorman
Position: Lower
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2006 - Ford Focus Lower
Dorman
2015 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Steering Shaft - Lower Dorman

P311-03C4FA7    425-338  New

BB5Z3B676B , BB5Z3B676A , BB5Z3B676C , AA8Z3B676A

Qty:
264.44
Dorman Steering Shaft  Lower
  • Product Attributes:
    • Diameter: 0.92
    • End 1 Type: Internal Profile
    • Package Contents: 1 Steering Shaft
    • Spline Quantity: 0
    • Universal Joint Quantity: 2
Brand: Dorman
Position: Lower
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2015 - Ford Police Interceptor Utility Lower
Dorman
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Steering Shaft - Lower Intermediate Dorman

P311-2105BE1    425-339  New

F5UZ3B676A , F2UZ3B676B

Qty:
264.00
  • Product Attributes:
    • Diameter: 0.78
    • End 1 Type:
      • Internal Profile
      • Internal Spline
    • Package Contents: 1 Steering Shaft, 1 Boot
    • Spline Quantity: 20
    • Universal Joint Quantity: 2
Brand: Dorman
Position: Lower Intermediate
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1994 - Ford E-350 Econoline Lower Intermediate
Dorman
1997 Ford Grand Marquis Steering Shaft - Intermediate Dorman

P311-07BDCAA    425-343  New

F5AZ3B676A , F8AZ3B676AB , YW7Z3B676AA

Qty:
201.62
Dorman Steering Shaft  Intermediate
  • Product Attributes:
    • Spline Quantity: 0
Brand: Dorman
Position: Intermediate
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1997 - Ford Grand Marquis Intermediate
Dorman
2003 Ford F-150 Steering Shaft - Lower Dorman

P311-5ECDD7F    425-354  New

F75Z3B676CA

Qty:
277.40
Dorman Steering Shaft  Lower
  • Product Attributes:
    • Diameter: 0.875
    • Spline Quantity: 18
Brand: Dorman
Position: Lower
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Position
2003 - Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition Lower
Dorman
1999 Ford F-250 Steering Shaft - Lower Dorman

P311-5ECDD7F    425-354  New

F75Z3B676CA

Qty:
277.40
Dorman Steering Shaft  Lower
  • ; Under 8,500 Lb. GVW
  • Product Attributes:
    • Diameter: 0.875
    • Spline Quantity: 18
Brand: Dorman
Position: Lower
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1999 - Ford F-250 Lower
Dorman
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline Steering Shaft - Lower Dorman

P311-129CE0A    425-357  New

6C2Z3B676AA

Qty:
215.41
Dorman Steering Shaft  Lower
  • Product Attributes:
    • Spline Quantity: 15
Brand: Dorman
Position: Lower
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Position
2002 - Ford E-250 Econoline Standard Cargo Van Lower
Dorman
2008 Ford E-250 Steering Shaft - Lower Dorman

P311-129CE0A    425-357  New

6C2Z3B676AA

Qty:
215.41
Dorman Steering Shaft  Lower
  • ; To 10/01/07
  • Product Attributes:
    • Spline Quantity: 15
Brand: Dorman
Position: Lower
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Position
2008 - Ford E-250 Extended Cargo Van Lower
Dorman
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Steering Shaft - Lower Dorman

P311-448C96D    425-360  New

5W1Z3B676AA

Qty:
61.16
Dorman Steering Shaft  Lower
  • Product Attributes:
    • Diameter: 0.8
    • End 1 Type:
      • External Spline
      • Internal Spline
    • Package Contents: 1 Steering Shaft
    • Spline Quantity: 0
    • Universal Joint Quantity: 2
Brand: Dorman
Position: Lower
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2008 - Ford Crown Victoria Lower
Dorman
2005 Ford Lobo Steering Shaft - Lower Dorman

P311-4639866    425-361  New

7L3Z3B676A , 8L3Z3B676A , 5L3Z3B676AA , 8L3Z3B676B , 4L3Z3B676DA

Qty:
138.51
Dorman Steering Shaft  Lower
  • Product Attributes:
    • End 1 Type: Internal Profile
    • Package Contents: 1 Steering Shaft
    • Spline Quantity: 0
    • Universal Joint Quantity: 2
Brand: Dorman
Position: Lower
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Region Position
2005 - Ford Lobo Mexico Lower
Dorman
2006 Ford Expedition Steering Shaft - Lower Dorman

P311-3485DC7    425-364  New

3L1Z3B676AA , 2L1Z3B676AA , 6L1Z3B676AA , 4L1Z3B676AA

Qty:
219.89
Dorman Steering Shaft  Lower
  • Product Attributes:
    • Diameter: 0.93
    • End 1 Type: Internal Profile
    • Package Contents: 1 Steering Shaft
    • Spline Quantity: 0
    • Universal Joint Quantity: 2
Brand: Dorman
Position: Lower
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2006 - Ford Expedition Lower
Dorman
1997 Ford Crown Victoria Steering Shaft - Lower Dorman

P311-4CFF641    425-369  New

F6AZ3B676AA , F7AZ3B676BB , F8AZ3B676AA

Qty:
210.01
Dorman Steering Shaft  Lower
  • Product Attributes:
    • End 1 Type:
      • External Profile
      • Internal Spline
    • Package Contents: 1 Steering Shaft
    • Spline Quantity: 12
    • Universal Joint Quantity: 0
Brand: Dorman
Position: Lower
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1997 - Ford Crown Victoria Lower
Borgeson
1992 Ford F-250 Steering Shaft Borgeson - Steering Shaft Assembly

P311-0CE5C41    000981  New

Qty:
301.79
Borgeson Steering Shaft
  • Steering Shaft; Telescopic; Steel; 1992-1996 Ford Truck
  • ; Telescopic; Steel; With Vibration Reducer; Includes One Billet Universal Joint And Vibration Reducer Universal Joint
  • Steering Shaft Assembly
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds), Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.
    • Color: Natural Steel
    • Diameter:
      • 1.00
      • 1.000 In.
    • End 1 Type:
      • 0.750 In. 36-spline
      • 3/4 In. 36-spline
    • End 2 Type:
      • 0.750 In. Dd
      • 3/4 In. Dd
    • Finish: Natural Steel
    • Length:
      • 40.00
      • 40.000 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Hardware Included: Yes
    • Position: N/a
    • Universal Joint Quantity: 2
    • Universal Joints Included: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds) Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.g
  • If you have tried replacing the worn-out steering on your Ford, you've probably found that many OEM replacement steering assemblies are no longer available. Borgeson manufactures heavy duty bolt-in replacement assemblies for most model years of Ford pickups and Broncos. Borgeson incorporates a telescoping shaft that adds a measure of safety to the steering system. Ford has had many length variations over the years and sometimes within model years. Borgeson has accommodated this by making an assembly which can be trimmed down to get the exact fit for your application. This added length will also accommodate aftermarket body lifts. Borgeson also offers an upgrade to our standard assembly that incorporates a vibration reducer that greatly reduces the road shock felt through the steering wheel.
Brand: Borgeson
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1992 - Ford F-250
Borgeson
1981 Ford Bronco Steering Shaft Borgeson - Steering Shaft Assembly

P311-07B3E8E    000980  New

Qty:
244.58
Borgeson Steering Shaft
  • Steering Shaft; Telescopic; Steel; 1980-1991 Ford Truck
  • ; Telescopic; Steel; Extreme Duty; Includes Two Billet Steel Universal Joints
  • Steering Shaft Assembly
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds), Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.
    • Color: Natural Steel
    • Diameter:
      • 1.00
      • 1.000 In.
    • End 1 Type:
      • 0.750 In. 36-spline
      • 3/4 In. 36-spline
    • End 2 Type:
      • 1 In. Dd
      • 1.000 In. Dd
    • Finish: Natural Steel
    • Length:
      • 32.00
      • 32.000 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Hardware Included: Yes
    • Position: N/a
    • Universal Joint Quantity: 2
    • Universal Joints Included: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds) Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.g
  • If you have tried replacing the worn-out steering on your Ford, you've probably found that many OEM replacement steering assemblies are no longer available. Borgeson manufactures heavy duty bolt-in replacement assemblies for most model years of Ford pickups and Broncos. Borgeson incorporates a telescoping shaft that adds a measure of safety to the steering system. Ford has had many length variations over the years and sometimes within model years. Borgeson has accommodated this by making an assembly which can be trimmed down to get the exact fit for your application. This added length will also accommodate aftermarket body lifts. Borgeson also offers an upgrade to our standard assembly that incorporates a vibration reducer that greatly reduces the road shock felt through the steering wheel.
Brand: Borgeson
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1981 - Ford Bronco
Borgeson
1980 Ford Mustang Steering Shaft Borgeson - Steering Shaft Assembly

P311-5C5FFAB    000658  New

Qty:
221.90
Borgeson Steering Shaft
  • Steering Shaft; Steel; 1979-1993 Mustang
  • ; Steel; Steering; Connects From OEM Column To Steering Rack; With Vibration Reducer
  • Steering Shaft Assembly
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds), Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.
    • Color: Natural Steel
    • Diameter:
      • .750
      • 0.750 In.
    • End 1 Type:
      • 0.750 In. 36-spline
      • 3/4 In. 36-spline
    • End 2 Type:
      • 0.750 In. Mustang Stub
      • 3/4 In. Mustang Stub
    • Finish: Natural Steel
    • Length:
      • 13.25
      • 13.250 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Hardware Included: Yes
    • Position: N/a
    • Universal Joint Quantity: 2
    • Universal Joints Included: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds) Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.g
  • 1979-1993 Mustang Steering Shaft. Heavy duty steel steering shaft. Connects from OEM column to power steering rack. With vibration reducer. Billet steel universal joints provide a more positive steering feel and eliminate the factory rag joint for additional header clearance.
Brand: Borgeson
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Steering System
1980 - Ford Mustang Base Power
Borgeson
1976 Ford F-350 Steering Shaft Borgeson - Steering Shaft Assembly

P311-5C0511C    000970  New

Qty:
244.58
Borgeson Steering Shaft
  • Steering Shaft; Telescopic; Steel; 1970-1979 Ford Truck
  • ; Telescopic; Steel; Extreme Duty w/Two Billet Steel Universal Joints
  • Steering Shaft Assembly
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds), Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.
    • Color: Natural Steel
    • Diameter:
      • 1.00
      • 1.000 In.
    • End 1 Type:
      • 0.750 In. 36-spline
      • 3/4 In. 36-spline
    • End 2 Type:
      • 0.750 In. 36-spline
      • 3/4 In. 36-spline
    • Finish: Natural Steel
    • Length:
      • 32.00
      • 32.000 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Hardware Included: Yes
    • Position: N/a
    • Universal Joint Quantity: 2
    • Universal Joints Included: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds) Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.g
  • If you have tried replacing the worn-out steering on your Ford, you've probably found that many OEM replacement steering assemblies are no longer available. Borgeson manufactures heavy duty bolt-in replacement assemblies for most model years of Ford pickups and Broncos. Borgeson incorporates a telescoping shaft that adds a measure of safety to the steering system. Ford has had many length variations over the years and sometimes within model years. Borgeson has accommodated this by making an assembly which can be trimmed down to get the exact fit for your application. This added length will also accommodate aftermarket body lifts. Borgeson also offers an upgrade to our standard assembly that incorporates a vibration reducer that greatly reduces the road shock felt through the steering wheel.
Brand: Borgeson
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1976 - Ford F-350
Borgeson
1986 Ford Mustang Steering Shaft Borgeson - Steering Shaft Assembly

P311-353729D    000656  New

Qty:
186.40
Borgeson Steering Shaft
  • Steering Shaft; Steel; 1979-1993 Mustang
  • ; Steel; Steering; Connects From OEM Column To Steering Rack; Without Vibration Reducer
  • Steering Shaft Assembly
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds), Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.
    • Color: Natural Steel
    • Diameter:
      • .750
      • 0.750 In.
    • End 1 Type:
      • 0.750 In. 36-spline
      • 3/4 In. 36-spline
    • End 2 Type:
      • 0.750 In. Mustang Stub
      • 3/4 In. Mustang Stub
    • Finish: Natural Steel
    • Length:
      • 13.25
      • 13.250 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Hardware Included: Yes
    • Position: N/a
    • Universal Joint Quantity: 2
    • Universal Joints Included: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds) Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.g
  • 1979-1993 Mustang Steering Shaft. Heavy duty steel steering shaft. Connects from OEM column to power steering rack. Without vibration reducer. Billet steel universal joints provide a more positive steering feel and eliminate the factory rag joint for additional header clearance.
Brand: Borgeson
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Steering System
1986 - Ford Mustang Power
Borgeson
1982 Ford Mustang Steering Shaft Borgeson - Steering Shaft Assembly

P311-3EEE116    000655  New

Qty:
186.40
Borgeson Steering Shaft
  • Steering Shaft; Steel; 1979-1993 Mustang
  • ; Steel; Steering; Connects From OEM Column To Steering Rack; Without Vibration Reducer
  • Steering Shaft Assembly
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds), Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.
    • Color: Natural Steel
    • Diameter:
      • .750
      • 0.750 In.
    • End 1 Type:
      • 0.5625 In. 26-spline
      • 9/16 In. 26-spline
    • End 2 Type:
      • 0.750 In. Mustang Stub
      • 3/4 In. Mustang Stub
    • Finish: Natural Steel
    • Length:
      • 13.25
      • 13.250 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Hardware Included: Yes
    • Position: N/a
    • Universal Joint Quantity: 2
    • Universal Joints Included: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds) Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.g
  • 1979-1993 Mustang Steering Shaft. Heavy duty steel steering shaft. Connects from OEM column to manual steering rack. Without vibration reducer. Billet steel universal joints provide a more positive steering feel and eliminate the factory rag joint for additional header clearance.
Brand: Borgeson
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Steering System
1982 - Ford Mustang L Manual
Borgeson
1998 Ford F-150 Steering Shaft Borgeson - Steering Shaft Assembly

P311-2F0A308    000982  New

Qty:
323.48
Borgeson Steering Shaft
  • Steering Shaft; Telescopic; Steel; 1997-2004 Ford Truck
  • ; Telescopic; Steel; With Vibration Reducer; Heavy Duty; Includes One Billet Universal Joint And Vibration Reducer Universal Joint
  • Steering Shaft Assembly
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds), Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.
    • Color: Natural Steel
    • Diameter:
      • 1.00
      • 1.000 In.
    • End 1 Type:
      • 0.750 In. 36-spline
      • 3/4 In. 36-spline
    • End 2 Type:
      • 0.750 In. Dd
      • 3/4 In. Dd
    • Finish: Natural Steel
    • Length:
      • 43.00
      • 43.000 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Hardware Included: Yes
    • Position: N/a
    • Universal Joint Quantity: 2
    • Universal Joints Included: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds) Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.g
  • If you have tried replacing the worn-out steering on your Ford, you've probably found that many OEM replacement steering assemblies are no longer available. Borgeson manufactures heavy duty bolt-in replacement assemblies for most model years of Ford pickups and Broncos. Borgeson incorporates a telescoping shaft that adds a measure of safety to the steering system. Ford has had many length variations over the years and sometimes within model years. Borgeson has accommodated this by making an assembly which can be trimmed down to get the exact fit for your application. This added length will also accommodate aftermarket body lifts. Borgeson also offers an upgrade to our standard assembly that incorporates a vibration reducer that greatly reduces the road shock felt through the steering wheel.
Brand: Borgeson
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1998 - Ford F-150
Borgeson
1978 Ford Bronco Steering Shaft Borgeson - Steering Shaft Assembly

P311-22BFBD8    000977  New

Qty:
195.28
Borgeson Steering Shaft
  • Steering Shaft; Telescopic; Steel; 1978-1979 Ford Truck
  • ; Telescopic; Steel; With Rag Joint Flange; Heavy Duty; Includes Billet Steel Universal Joint
  • Steering Shaft Assembly
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds), Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.
    • Color: Natural Steel
    • Diameter:
      • 1.00
      • 1.000 In.
    • End 1 Type:
      • 0.750 In. 36-spline
      • 3/4 In. 36-spline
    • End 2 Type:
      • 3.25 Rag Joint Flange
      • 3.250 In. Rag Joint Flange
    • Finish: Natural Steel
    • Length:
      • 20.75
      • 20.750 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • Mounting Hardware Included: Yes
    • Position: N/a
    • Universal Joint Quantity: 1
    • Universal Joints Included: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65: Yes
    • WARNING CA Proposition 65 Message: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Nickel And Chromium (hexavalent Compounds) Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information Visit: Www.p65warnings.ca.g
  • If you have tried replacing the worn-out steering on your Ford, you've probably found that many OEM replacement steering assemblies are no longer available. Borgeson manufactures heavy duty bolt-in replacement assemblies for most model years of Ford pickups and Broncos. Borgeson incorporates a telescoping shaft that adds a measure of safety to the steering system. Ford has had many length variations over the years and sometimes within model years. Borgeson has accommodated this by making an assembly which can be trimmed down to get the exact fit for your application. This added length will also accommodate aftermarket body lifts. Borgeson also offers an upgrade to our standard assembly that incorporates a vibration reducer that greatly reduces the road shock felt through the steering wheel.
Brand: Borgeson
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1978 - Ford Bronco

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2003 ford mustang GT steering shaft seperation

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Question From funyuns on 2003 ford mustang GT steering shaft seperation

I have a 2003 ford mustang and just experienced a problem where the steering went completely out after investigation I noticed that the male and female tubing of the steering shaft had seperateded under dash before going through the firewall. I looked under the car and see no signs where the rack and pinion had moved nor has my steering wheel placement. Looking at break down drawings of the shaft assembly this looks like just a slip fit then bolt into the rack. It almost seems as the whole thing is to short. Is there a set screw or pin I am not seeing to lock these joints together? I also checked the Yag joint and seems to be fine. Was there ever a recall on this set up cause it seems like a recipe for disaster.


Response From Hammer Time

The universal joint connector has a pinch bolt at each end.

Response From funyuns

The pinch bolts are still intact the separation occurred in the first set of square male and female tubing after the first universal joint located directly behind the steering wheel under the dash. It almost seems like the are not long enough. I purchased the car new so I know no other hands have tampered with this area.

Response From Discretesignals

Can you take a picture of where is separated and post the link?

Response From Discretesignals

There is no recalls at this time for that.

Which part?

Response From funyuns Top Rated Answer

from your parts diagram it looks like part #3C611 the separation occurred in the first set of square male and female tubing after the first universal joint located directly behind the steering wheel under the dash. The tubing appears to just be a slip fit but should not be able to seperate from each other once the system is bolted to both pinch bolts.

Response From Hammer Time

That has pinch bolts at both HB1 and HB2 to hold it in place.

steering shaft repair

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Question From jerry4603 on steering shaft repair

I have a 1999 ford f150 with a steering issue. The vehicle drove fine, gave me no indication of a problem in the steering. I pulled up to a stop sign, turned the steering wheel and the front wheels would not turn with the steering wheel. After further investigation, the ujoint coupler at the steering gear was loose on the gear box shaft. There is no indication of wear, stripped splines on either the shaft or the joint, and the pinch bolt was tight. I loosened the bolt, put the joint back on the gear box shaft but i am nervous to drive it now, wondering why it would have come loose to begin with. SHould i replace the ujoing on the steering shaft, or is there something else i should be looking for?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

This is a new one to me and YES I'd be VERY alarmed at how and why this could happen!?

Hope this pic shows...........


You are saying this coupler just came off the shaft at gearbox but bolt was tight? Something is way wrong and needs investigating as of course one of the two or both are messed up. Do you know of a repair there or accident in truck's history?

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Response From jerry4603

Thank you all for your input. Something i could have mentioned previosusly and did not is this: I purchased the truck from my next door neighbor 2 years ago, and he bought it new in 1999. It has never had any damage of any kind. In fact any work over the years that it has needed, brakes, oil changes etc, I have done on this vehicle, so other than driving it for the first 10 years it was maintained as though it was mine. What i have determined after further investigation and the only thing i can think of that makes snese is, that since the joint came off of the steering box shaft, and the pinch bolt was tight, it is my thinking, that the steering shaft was never properly put on to the steering gear box so the pinch bolt was actually located in the grove as it should have been. I'm not placing blame or anything on anyone, but the steering gear box shaft and the universal joint on the shaft and the pinch bolt are designed to prevent the joint from coming off of the gear box. And as easly as it slid off the steering box shaft, and the bolt being tight, thats the only thing that makes any sense to me. In all of my years of auto repairs and driving i have never experienced anything like this. It is definately one for the books! I have test the sterring by parking with the front wheel against the curb and turning the steering wheel aginst the curb gently, but putting some pressure on the joint, and it seems to be tight like it should be. I drove it today back and forth to work, a bit nervously i will admit, but it functioned and handled just fine. Seems all is well. Well except that the airbag light is now on in the instrument cluster and the cruise does not work. My guess from what i have read is that the wheel was turned too many rotations one direction while the shaft was disconnected and things came unplugged underneath the airbag. Pulling an airbag off of a steering wheel is something i have never tackled before but from what i have read, if i disconnect the battery and let the vehicle sit for at least 5 minutes the airbag can be remove without worry of setting it off and i can take a look at things inside the wheel. Still not sure if i will tackle that or not. Thanks again for your feedback. I am glad i found this site and will monitor it in the future. I may be able to help someone sometime.

Response From Sidom

Unfortunately it sounds like you stretched your srs cable so if that's the case it'll need to be replaced. I would pull the code and test it out to confirm it but I've seen this before with racks & gear boxes where the column wasn't secured properly...

You theory sounds on target but I would be tempted to replace the joint anyway. This is really the only link that would make sense in what happened....If your theory is right, then all is good....If DS's theory is the one that hit the bullseye then there could be a problem down the road..

From what you've posted it really doesn't sound like you trust the truck 100% yet.....Replacing that joint at a minimum would give you peace of mind to not worry about it anymore and if the joints are cheap enough buy an extra one and throw it in the back and then you can totally forget about this and get back to normal

Response From Discretesignals

I've seen this happen on vehicles with pinch bolts that hold a knuckle to a ball joint shaft. This might be related to your situation.

Someone at one time may have done repair to the steering system and had to disconnect the gearbox. If you over tighten the pinch bolt, it will stretch and distort the coupler end causing it to be loose. It is important on a pinch design fixture that you tighten the fastener to manufacture's specs.

If the pinch is over torqued causing distortion, then you should replace the coupler for safety sake and tighten the bolt only to 30-40 ft/lbs. You may think that 30-40 ft/lbs isn't much, but its the coupler's pinching action that keeps it tight.

Major misconception and I have seen a lot of people over tightening pinches.

Steering shaft to short for power steering box

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Question From mattrm32 on Steering shaft to short for power steering box

i have a 97 ford f150 with the 5.4 L in it. i recently have replaced my power steering box, due to a very bad leak. everything was going as planned till i installed the new power steering box. was hard to get the pittman arm onto the unit so i pulled the steering shaft out to allow me to have more of an angle. At this time it worked i was able to get pittman arm on and install the box. At this point i go to install the steering shaft to the power steering box and it's a good 1-2 inches to short. Now i can only think of two things that could of gone wrong. first one did i buy the wrong power steering box, i doubt because everything matched up perfect and according to advance auto parts it was a perfect match to my previous one. the last option i can think of, is when i installed the steering shaft back in, i could of pushed it up to far. so i figured i try to pull it down and yeah it wont budge at all. and when i initially pulled it out, it was rather easy. so did i jam it up there way to much and if so whats an easy way to get it down a few inches to give me the distance i need to attack it back to the power steering box? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks


Matt

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

These are not mistakes that should ever happen. The boxes should have been matched up and a difference that big should have been very obvious. If you just don't know where to bolt it back up, then you never should have touched this truck. You may have a tow truck in your future and leave the repairs to the people that know what they are doing from now on.

Response From mattrm32

actually i was perfectly capable of installing this myself. after looking at it closely the shaft was wedge up to far about inch and a half, i did compare both boxes and they did match up, and i do know were the bolt is how u think i took it off. i appreciate u even responding, but if u had no suggestions why exactly did u respond but to rub it in my face and tell me i'm going to need a tow truck and i should pay a mechanic 800 dollars to fix something as simple as a power steering box. oh btw. it's fix works perfect took me 5 min to fix it once i figure out the problem. have a good day

Response From Hammer Time

I'm not the one that couldn't figure out how to install the steering box that he just took off.

Dumb questions get dumb answers

2005 f-150 steering hard

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Question From Dr.Dale on 2005 f-150 steering hard

Hello all!!!!got a 2005 ford f-150 4x4 with a steering effort problem. the truck only has 41k on it and was bought used by my customer. His complaint is that the steering seems hard to return after going around a corner and he has to correct his steering constantly while driving straight.It has rack and pinion so a frozen stabalizer is out of the question. After a road test ,I suspect a frozen steering shaft u-joint ? It feels loose...tight...loose...tight...loose tight when turning the wheel.A visual of the two lower u-joints shows lots of rust! Any Ford guys out there see this as a common ford truck problem ? Also the truck sits for sometimes weeks . Thanx .....Dr.Dale

Response From Hammer Time

Not Fords especially but I've seen it happen on a few other cars. It should be easy enough to disconnect and check it.

Response From Richard c

I would pump grease in the joints, I think as you drive it it will free up.

Response From Hammer Time

They don't have grease fittings and they can't be disassembled. It is replaced as a unit.

Response From Dr.Dale

Thanx HT.....I have the truck scheduled for next week to take a closer look...I guess I'm just poking arround at this being a "common ford truck problem" as I've test driven a few others recently for different complaints and noticed the same steering performance issues in different degrees....some harder to steer than others.

Response From zmame Top Rated Answer

about %90 chance it's the steering shaft u-joint, they are quite common in that era.