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Old 8th-November-2019, 11:41 AM   #1

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Steering Shaft Question

I have a 78 Nova. My steering shaft is bad and I need a new one. I have checked everywhere and cant find anything. When I say steering shaft I mean the shaft from the bottom of the steering column to the steering box. Maybe its called an intermediate shaft. Anyway.... Where can i get a new one? Or is there an alternative? I did some reading here where somebody used a jeep steering shaft? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 8th-November-2019, 12:57 PM   #2
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Take a picture of it and post it up here that way we all know what your looking at. What’s wrong with the shaft? This is not usually something that goes bad..
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The shaft from a 96-98 Grand Cherokee will fit a GM G body for sure and has u-joints on both ends, not sure on the Nova. I have a 78 and I have one of the Jeep shafts. I'll try to give it a look this weekend.
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Old 8th-November-2019, 09:57 PM   #4
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FYI in case it's relevant... with the 4th gen Novas there was a transition around 1978 from one diameter to another with the steering shafts. See post #1 in link below.
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