Hey Roy== It is grounded through the steering box. If it has a rag universal joint there is supposed to be a ground wire to cross the joint. GoodluckJoe
On a Cavalier, always check the ground wire going from battery negative to the plate under the battery. That connection gets dirty and fails, and everything including the steering shaft gets its ground through that. If you are getting low voltage at your steering shaft, that connection is likely the problem.
there is but it just puts lube in the intermediate shaft
Not an answerable question. Missing need option and specific identification of what steering shaft. There are at least three.
Check the recall on the problem with the power steering pinion shaft....maybe what u need instead recall #02v286000 (try motor trend.com or google it)
It's a real pain. If you have access to a hoist, the easiest way to do it is to disconnect the steering shaft and lower the rear of the sub-frame to get access to the fittings on the steering rack. Had to do this once because the loop in the line used as a cooler rusted out.
It is located on the back side of the engine, where the distributor originally went.
To remove the steering wheel from your 1985 Chevy Celebrity: First remove the horn button. There should be a keeper at the tip of the steering shaft, remove it. Remove the nut that holds the wheel in place. Use a steering wheel puller to actually remove the steering wheel.
its not the steering stabilizer, i bet its the intermediate steering shaft. they had a lot of problems with that part. feels like someone is banging your steering components around with a broom stick, right?
you have a bad cv drive shaft
I was wondering the same thing for my 2002 Cavalier and found this: http://www.colinkraft.com/shaft.php It works for Impalas, Monte Carlos, Cavaliers, Sunfires, etc.
Inside the lower part of the engine. The pistons are connected to the crankshaft by way of rods. Here is a rough diagram.
They had a problem with the steering column shaft slip joint, it was too sloppy. They have a replacement part to cure that problem available at the dealer.
The steering intermediate shaft connects the end of a column to the rack. The shaft can have more problems in a pickup than in a car.
How do you change the steering shaft in a 1990 Jeep Wrangler?
Axle shaft, steering shaft, drive shaft, distributor shaft
The axle generally goes for 160.00 plus labor of about an hour. or cheaper if you have the tools to do it yourself.
Move the steering shaft. There is one bolt under the plastic cover. This is the pinch bolt .Remove it and slide shaft towards firewall ,move shaft out of the way ,replace plug,re-install shaft,bolt and plastic cover.
no recall, but there was a bulletin. wasn't recalled because they determined that it wasn't a safety issue, rather and "inconvenience." there is a replacement for the intermediate steering shaft that eliminates the clunking/ratcheting feeling.
-It leaks, but replacing the shaft seal hasn't helped. -It fails to produce sufficient pressure. -The shaft is bent. -It makes excessive noise as from a bad bearing. -It has been used with contaminated power steering fluid.
remove the air intake box for ez access to the steering shaft ,remove the plastic cover over the universal joint from the shaft to the steering box. Next remove the one bolt joining the two. use a pry bar to separate then push back the steering shaft. I used one of the longer used cables to tie the shaft in an up position ,no need to extract shaft fully. Go in through the flap of the wheel well to extract the old spark plug.
The ball bearings in an 83 Chevy steering box go around the main shaft. an equal number of balls go at the top and the bottom of the box to let the shaft ride on.
That would be the nut that holds the steering wheel to the steering shaft.
remove ceter cap on steering wheel to gain access to large nut romve nut then use a steering wheel puller assembly pull steerinr wheel off the shaft
Most likely cause is that the intermediate steering shaft has a bad Joint(s). Replace the steering shaft and you'll be good to go. This shaft is connected to the steering gear box on one end and the steering colum at the other.
no, the intermediate steering shaft is completely independent of the power steering fluid operation. Make sure that when you remove the shaft, you DO NOT move the steering wheel. The clockspring inside the wheel is very easily damaged. no, I don't see why.