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How do you tell if it's a broken steering shaft or broken steering box?? I was trying to pull out of my driveway today and something snapped. I lost all steering function and my steering wheel turns freely with the wheels not moving at all. I can turn the rag yoke by steering box freely by hand as well. Didn't have a chance to see if the steering wheel was moving.
 

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If you can turn the rag joint and the steering wheel turns with it, but the tires don't then the problem is not the column
 

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have somone hold the wheel, turn the shaft, if the shaft wont turn, the column is fine.

so far, it seems like its your box. if you can turn the rag joint freely, or any part of thecolumn for that matter, and the wheels dont turn, its likely something in the steering box being broken.

arguably a better situation than the column being broken
 
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