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Rag Joint/Steering Coupler

Post by BBMALIBU on Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:40 pm

Besides The Parts Place and Ebay, where else can rag joints be purchased, for both Manual and Power Steering?



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Re: Rag Joint/Steering Coupler

Post by thatfnthing on Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:44 pm

rockauto.com -- look for 'steering coupling assembly'
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Re: Rag Joint/Steering Coupler

Post by Joe73 on Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:10 pm

I bought mine from rockauto.com. I just took a look at it. I tried it and it fits well. The only markings on the box say "Coupling 200". Differences I found when comparing it to my original is that the original one uses rubber with white threads in it similar to a car tire tread. The new one is solid black and looks like its a hard density rubber, but shiny. Kind of like a polyurethane. Also, my original uses a 12 point head bolt. The new one uses a hex bolt.

I did read some time ago, if I remember correctly, NAPA sells the rag part of the joint as a replacement item. That would allow you to reuse your metal parts if they are still good.

Just FYI.
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Re: Rag Joint/Steering Coupler

Post by BBMALIBU on Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:38 pm

Now the next magic question.

How do you change the rag joint?

I know how to separate it from the gear box, but what about the other end?
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Re: Rag Joint/Steering Coupler

Post by Joe73 on Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:43 pm

Two nuts on the back. Theres a flange on the steering shaft.
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Re: Rag Joint/Steering Coupler

Post by BBMALIBU on Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:51 pm

Joe73 wrote:Two nuts on the back.  Theres a flange on the steering shaft.

Since I don't have a replacement to view, I thought the flange was part of the rag joint lol! .

Thank you.
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Re: Rag Joint/Steering Coupler

Post by Joe73 on Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:23 am

I have factory manual steering but I think the flange is on the shaft. Someone with power steering should be able to confirm.
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Re: Rag Joint/Steering Coupler

Post by BBMALIBU on Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:06 am

Joe73 wrote:I have factory manual steering but I think the flange is on the shaft.  Someone with power steering should be able to confirm.

It is probably the same, because my car came with power steering and it is as you described.
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