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Steering shaft removal

Discussion in 'Tech Discussion' started by SquareRoot, May 15, 2019 at 11:18 AM.

  1. SquareRoot

    SquareRoot Full Access Member

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    Can the steering shaft be removed without unbolting the steering column or steering box? I just swapped my column and buttoned it up and wouldn't you know I score an xj shaft the next day.
     
  2. 1987 GMC Jimmy

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    Yeah, it’s collapsible. You may have to help it a little bit, but it shouldn’t put up much of a fight.
     
  3. SquareRoot

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    Cool. Was hoping I didn't have to melt any plastic inserts out like the xj one.
     
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    It is usually freely collapsible
     
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    I just did the swap on mine yesterday. The rag joint was so bad removal was easy.
     
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    Which year XJs work? I can’t recall...
     
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    Got it swapped last night. Great low buck mod.
    85-95 xj.

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    I only use oil based enamel. Bead blast and wipe clean with acetone. Takes a good 24 he to cure but it will last forever. If it comes out of a rattle can it won't last. I paint all my non factory parts red.
     

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