Saginaw twisted spline?

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Well...I guess this either happened on "Bends and Dents" at Gray Rock or in my yard when I broke the drag link on a unseen stump. :doh:

As you can see below I "candy-caned" the splined output shaft on the Saginaw gear which begs the question...what do I do now? Do I have to have a new box drilled and tapped ( I have WTOR's ram assist) or can I just replace the output shaft?

BTW Poser, the H41/Orion is great! More to follow on that soon..

Fire away...
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I replaced my steering gear in '99 with a Cadilac/J20 steering gear when the used '71 Impala steering gear that I had been using since '91 did that.

I have since installed a ported steering gear from PSC for the hydraulic assist set up that I am using.


Glad that everything went smoothly with the H41/Orion.

Thank you!


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Absolutely, that would be the best way to go.


If the pinion is twisted like that, what is the condition of everything else? Just get a quality steering gear ported and ready to go and swap it out.


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I saw a twisted sector ONCE, a couple of years ago at the Hammers.

Belonged to some guy from TX named Nolen.

He said it was "work hardened".

:eek: :eek: :eek:

x2 on what Steve said. The force that 'created' that presumably is strong enough to damage any other part in the box of a smaller size [which is pretty much EVERYTHING!]
 
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While getting ready to call PSC tomorrow and went out to count the input shaft splines and measure and found this... :confused:

This maybe a stupid question, but is there supposed to be a flat spot on the splined shaft? If not, why the fawk is it there? If so than I have a 13/16 30 spline...does this make sense???

Todd
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Flat spot- Yes.


13/16"- 36 spline (If there were splines in the flat area, they would total 36)
 
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I have seen quite a few barber poled output shafts in the last few years, usually after someone hit a full size truck in the front tire though.
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not heavy enough :flipoff2:

Snapped the drag link like a twig, but guess it held out long enough twist the sector shaft...

Unlike some people, I'm perfectly willing to put my stupidity up for the world to see.

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Find a new ptiman arm while you are at it, chances are it tweaked as well.
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I replaced my steering gear in '99 with a Cadilac/J20 steering gear when the used '71 Impala steering gear that I had been using since '91 did that.


-Steve

Sorry about the hijack Todd. Steve, what models were the J20's used in? ALso for both of you, which adapter kit do you recommend? I found one at one time that had a strong looking collar thing but now I can't find it ... maybe Proffit's?

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This is starting to be more common on the rubicon, usually they just shear off. I carry a spare SECTOR SHAFT, very easy to replace on the trail. take off your pittman arm, remove the top 4 bolts from the top of your steering box, pop out the broken/bent sector shaft, slide in your spare and bolt together, Adjust the free play. Now you are up and running again. John
 

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Sorry about the hijack Todd. Steve, what models were the J20's used in? ALso for both of you, which adapter kit do you recommend? I found one at one time that had a strong looking collar thing but now I can't find it ... maybe Proffit's?

Thanks Guys!


NAPA part number is 51-6529



J20 is a Jeep 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup...

1976 is the year that I use when 'looking it up' online or with another auto drone store...



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Auto Zone's part number is just 6529. I got mine for around $200 ish if I remember correctly. This box is definitely the way to go, I love mine. Here is a picture showing the larger J20 box compared to a 4 bolt box that I snagged out of a mid 80's wagoneer.
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