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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Cracked Bushing in Steering Shaft

Ill try to post a picture but has anyone ever had to replace this part or know where to find one aside from a junkyard?

this is what the part is called along with the OEM number

Part Number (From schematic)047
OEM Part #7831240
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 05:35 PM
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Do the jeep shaft mod and then don't worry about it anymore. Improved steering feel is one of the benefits. You can find one in the yard, I'm not sure if they are still available.


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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Can you specify what the jeep mod is or where I can get a kit that works?
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 11:07 AM
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These ought to get you on the right track.

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 08:54 PM
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I have a nice, long Jeep Shaft ready to ship if you want one ready to bolt in.
PM me if your interested.

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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-27-2013, 02:18 PM
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Or you can buy a good condition used stock shaft from me
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-27-2013, 08:59 PM
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Or me lol....the jeep shaft is the way to go though. I had the bushing go bad on my 85 Monte Carlo SS and was about to pay 200 as I didn't want to replace bushing on my old one. ( the help section in auto stores carry bushing but you have to grind old studs off your shaft) then I learned about jeep shaft and went that route. Don't overpay for one either.

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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-10-2014, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Post Jeep Shaft replacement issue

I asked a few of you individually and if I get a response that works here. but for everyone else..

I recently replaced the steering shaft with a jeep one and now I hear a darth vader like wooshing noise when I apply pressure to turn the wheel. the more pressure the more noise. Sounds like my steering pump is working twice as hard as when it was the stock shaft.

Did anyone else run into this? how did you fix it or am I the only one?

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-10-2014, 05:57 PM
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If you have not thrown it out yet, reinstall the stock shaft, and check if it still does the wooshing bit.

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-28-2014, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Will hopefully get to swapping out the shaft this week.

I tried to get a audio recording for folks to hear but its not letting me upload it here.
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