Steering Intermediate Shaft
A steering intermediate shaft is a link between the steering gear box or rack-and-pinion and steering wheel. It features universal joints on both sides, which allow for accommodating the angle between the shaft and the steering box or rack.
The main symptom of a failing steering intermediate shaft is a clunking noise when cornering.
Steering intermediate shaft replacement
- A steering intermediate shaft is a maintenance-free part. Problems with this shaft usually mean its complete replacement.
- As a rule, a steering intermediate shaft comes with two universal joints that are used to connect it to the steering gear box or rack-and-pinion assembly.