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Old 08-11-2004, 01:16 PM
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Replace Steering U joint

I have a worn lower steering U joint that is on the spline input shaft of the manual Mustang II steering rack that needs to be replaced. Is it possible to undo the nuts mounting the rack to the cross member and slide that joint off without removing the entire rack assembly? The frame horns are "C" notched and rack is up in the notch, mounting looks tight but I would like to replace that joint, as it makes steering feel loose. I was thinking about using a Vibration Type from Flaming River, anyone have good or bad expirence with that product. Any advice would be helpful.....THANKS....DAVE

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Dave, have not had any experience with Flaming River products, but I have heard good words and no bad. I have stuck with Borgeson and would definitely use a vibration dampener some where in the line. You may not have enough space to put it on the rack shaft. Also, since you are replacing one joint, it may be the time to add a slip joint, thus eliminating the requirement to loosen the rack. But increased safety on a frontal crash is the biggest gain.

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