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 Post subject: Steering intermediate shaft question
Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Hi all! Been a while since i've posted. Still plugging away at the EF.

I have been meaning to replace the intermediate shaft for some time due to a sloppy uni joint and my mechanic has finally pulled me up on it during a pink slip inspection.

I plan to try and find a decent 2nd hand one but I remember the wreckers telling be there are a few different ones for the EF last time I made enquiries (number of splines to be exact).

Is this correct?
If so, is there a way of indentifying which model had what type or do I need to bring the shagged one with me?

Any help would be muchly appreciated - Ryan.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Steering intermediate shaft question
Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:49 am 
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Does this help at all? I've got the rest of it too if you need the other diagrams.
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 Post subject: Re: Steering intermediate shaft question
Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:58 am 
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The number of splines is to do with the end that fits onto the rack's spline....easy to see the difference...one is really a***, the other is really fine......most are a*** spline.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:05 pm 
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So, which has the corse spline, and which the fine??

Looking at the parts diagram above, both have the same part number, except for the V8's, which I think is the addition of the heat shield
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Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:47 pm 
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If it's for an EF 6 cyl, get the same - they are a fine spline, they're also longer than an EL which is a*** spline.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:09 pm 
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a*** spline.


What's with the asterisks??????? :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: Steering intermediate shaft question
Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Cheers guys!

Ended up taking the shagged one to the wreckers and got the correct one.

The reason why I wanted to know is that I had to pull it apart in the mechanics car park due to time and work restrictions which I felt a bit rude doing... Oh well. Got it done.

The only other thing is the damn air bag light wont go off even after trying to reset the stupid thing a million times by earthing the pin (fourth from the left top row)....

Thanks again!

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:20 pm 
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EFFUTURA4.05SP wrote:
Cheers guys!

Ended up taking the shagged one to the wreckers and got the correct one.

The reason why I wanted to know is that I had to pull it apart in the mechanics car park due to time and work restrictions which I felt a bit rude doing... Oh well. Got it done.

The only other thing is the damn air bag light wont go off even after trying to reset the stupid thing a million times by earthing the pin (fourth from the left top row)....

Thanks again!



Great that you got it done

But is it a big job to replace ? as for some reason i believe the uni joint in mine is quite worn
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Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:11 am 
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creeture3 wrote:
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a*** spline.


What's with the asterisks??????? :roll:


I did type in c o a r s e .....but the inbuilt swear refractor has changed it, thinking it was a r s e.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:45 pm 
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EFFUTURA4.05SP wrote:
Cheers guys!

Ended up taking the shagged one to the wreckers and got the correct one.

The reason why I wanted to know is that I had to pull it apart in the mechanics car park due to time and work restrictions which I felt a bit rude doing... Oh well. Got it done.

The only other thing is the damn air bag light wont go off even after trying to reset the stupid thing a million times by earthing the pin (fourth from the left top row)....

Thanks again!



Great that you got it done

But is it a big job to replace ? as for some reason i believe the uni joint in mine is quite worn


Nah. A 10mm bolt at the top and one at the bottom. Lift the bottom off the rack and pull the top away from the firewall, comes out as a complete Shaft + uni.

Note: The bolts have to be all the way out as the splines have a groove that the thread of the bolt sits in so they dont come apart if the bolts work loose.

 

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