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Old July 26th, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Steering shaft question

I am trying to get the steering on my 110 tightened up a bit and discovered something that I am not sure is right. The truck is an early 110 with the proper steering shaft for that period truck. At the bottom of the shaft where it attaches to the U joint assembly there is a little bit of play. The shaft slides in and out of the u joins assembly a tiny bit. Is this normal? Looking at the part alone on line it looks like there is a notch on the shaft that accepts a set bolt. When I tried tightening the bolt it didn't budge so my question is should it be this way or is my steering shaft worn? The problem I am having with the steering is when I go into a turn and get the steering wheel where I need it the truck then wants to keep turning so I am constantly correcting the steering in turns. I don't think the steering shaft is the cause of this but if there is a problem with the shaft I want to replace it. The truck has a 2" lift and the tie rod ends seem to be good (there is no play in them)

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Old July 26th, 2012, 04:56 PM
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There shouldn't be any movement between the shaft and u-joints. At least there isn't on later ones. I'm making an assumption that even if a different design, the basics are the same.
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Nope, there should be no play in the shaft. Have you tried to take it apart and check the splines? I would also check to make sure that you are not bottoming out on the bolt.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 10:15 PM
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It looks lake that particular shaft doesn't have splines. If you look at the part on the RN site it just shows a notch on either side. I will take it out this weekend and have a look at it though
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It looks lake that particular shaft doesn't have splines. If you look at the part on the RN site it just shows a notch on either side. I will take it out this weekend and have a look at it though
My '84 has splines on the shaft, have they all been worn off? I don't think I'd be driving it in that state until it had been checked out.
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I have not seen one that didn't have splines unless they were worn clean, however it is a Land Rover so who knows what modifications they did on the earlier models?
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