Inspecting and Testing the Steering Gear to Column Rag Joint

The steering gear to column coupler (rag joint) can cause a lot of play in the steering wheel if busted. Here is a video that takes a look at a used one in g...

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Comment by Jason Edge on September 22, 2016 at 11:06pm

Michael, Yep. that one is loose as a goose!

Comment by Michael Forte on September 22, 2016 at 10:18pm

Here's a link to a video of the worn rag joint in my '63.  Besides the sloppy joint, the box is worn internally and the power steering sometimes fights back when it's cold and I'm moving slow, like when I back out of the garage.

Comment by Jason Edge on September 20, 2016 at 3:32pm

Sounds good Michael.  Post to YouTube then  you can pull it in here to our Ning site...either in a reply and/or on the Videos Page.

Comment by Michael Forte on September 20, 2016 at 2:32pm

Thanks for this video Jason.  I have a video of mine that I'll try to upload later - it illustrates one in "not good" condition and is pretty sloppy.  I recently purchase a brand new steering box that came with a new rag joint and I plan to blog the replacement.  Hopefully I'll have time to get started this weekend.

Comment by Chris Codd on August 19, 2016 at 12:58pm
That is probably why I have about a quarter wheel play in my steering. I'll have to make this my next repair project and hopefully won't have anymore white knuckle driving.

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