Chevy Cavalier
1982-1994 Chevy Cavaliers
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How is the steering shaft of the Chevy Cavalier grounded?

798081

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2012-11-26 00:33:14
2012-11-26 00:33:14

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.

1
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

there is but it just puts lube in the intermediate shaft

User Avatar

Not an answerable question. Missing need option and specific identification of what steering shaft. There are at least three.

User Avatar

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)

User Avatar

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.

User Avatar

It is located on the back side of the engine, where the distributor originally went.

User Avatar

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.

User Avatar

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?

User Avatar

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.

User Avatar

Inside the lower part of the engine. The pistons are connected to the crankshaft by way of rods. Here is a rough diagram.

User Avatar

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.

User Avatar

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.

User Avatar

Axle shaft, steering shaft, drive shaft, distributor shaft

User Avatar

How do you change the steering shaft in a 1990 Jeep Wrangler?

User Avatar

The axle generally goes for 160.00 plus labor of about an hour. or cheaper if you have the tools to do it yourself.

User Avatar

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.

User Avatar

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.

User Avatar

-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.

User Avatar

That would be the nut that holds the steering wheel to the steering shaft.

User Avatar

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.

User Avatar

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.

User Avatar

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.

User Avatar

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

User Avatar

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.

User Avatar

If the steering wheel spins freely but the wheels don't turn, the steering shaft (which runs from the steering wheel, into the engine compartment, and down to the steering box) probably came apart. Usually there are one or more joints in the steering shaft, to allow it to angle around obstructions in the engine compartment. It may be that the shaft separated from one of these joints. Find the steering shaft in the engine compartment and see if it's continuous all the way down to the steering box. Also see if when you turn the steering wheel, if the shaft turns also. If it doesn't, then there's a problem with the steering wheel's mounting to the shaft. At the steering wheel, the shaft is usually cut with a bunch of little notches, which the steering wheel hub slides onto. If these notches have gotten stripped, then the hub has nothing to grip, and the wheel will spin free without moving the steering shaft.


Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.