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Old 13th-December-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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Unhappy Rag joint size issues???!!!

For my 77 im running a new steering pump and my old rag joint wont fit onto the shaft, its a rebuilt steering pump and the previous own said it was from a quick steer camero, does anyone know the size or what too look for in the junkyard? I looked em up n i cant really afford to take a shot in the dark buy a new one Plus there friggin expensive!!!!!!!!
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For my 77 im running a new steering pump and my old rag joint wont fit onto the shaft, its a rebuilt steering pump and the previous own said it was from a quick steer camero, does anyone know the size or what too look for in the junkyard? I looked em up n i cant really afford to take a shot in the dark buy a new one Plus there friggin expensive!!!!!!!!
1976 is size the split i think it is a easy fix first you need to tell use why it does note fit is the rag joint to big or to small then we can tell what you need

my guess is that the rag joint is to big in that case a rag joint from a pre 76 nova or camoro should work fine
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Actually its a hair too small from the original ill try n post a pic for u too see
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Actually its a hair too small from the original ill try n post a pic for u too see
you do know that the only fit one way if you are a tooth off they do not slide on ?
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No when i try to line up thr teeth n put it in its too small, even after taking off the bolt that clamps the joint to the shaft is too small.
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Old 13th-December-2012, 05:31 PM   #6
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Sorry that sounds confusing from the steering colum to rag joint its fine but from the rag joint to the steering shaft its too small
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77 and newer uses a 3/4" diameter splined shaft and the 76 and older used a 13/16" splined shaft.
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Is there any way to tell what year the steering box is by the #s on it?
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Not really, but if the coupler you have now does not fit, then you need the larger size. Only 2 to choose from.
If you have some 12 point sockets, see which one will fit over the splined shaft. That should indicate if it is 3/4" or 13/16".
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Rock Auto sells rag joints pretty cheap,the rubber in them deteriorates.
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Ok cool thanks alot guys big help
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