NEED TO KNOW THE TECHNICAL NAME FOR THE BUSHING

  • Tiny
  • mikederouin88
  • 1992 Chevrolet Caprice

That joins the steering column to the gear box so I can order one. Hey guys I have a general knowledge question on a 1992 Chevy caprice there is a dampner or bushing that goes at the bottom end of the steering column where it joins the top of the gear box. I belive its purpose is to keep the two knuckles from binding together. I am a 10 year ASE certified mechanic an I have no idea what you call that piece so I can order one. Thank you so much for any help you can give.

Friday, June 29th, 2012 AT 5:24 AM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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I would call it a steering coupler or intermediate shaft.

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Friday, June 29th, 2012 AT 5:49 AM
  • Tiny
  • mikederouin88
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Are you familiar with the piece I'm talking about? I have seen it a thousand times bit never replaced one. If so maybe you could help verify my diagnoses.

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Friday, June 29th, 2012 AT 6:22 AM
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  • saturntech9
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Your talking about the joint that connects the steering column to the steering box?

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Friday, June 29th, 2012 AT 6:26 AM
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  • mikederouin88
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Yes under the plastic cover that clamps to the pressure line. The knuckles for the column and gear box are oppositely positioned and the "bushing" I believe is there to prevent them from locking together.

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Friday, June 29th, 2012 AT 6:46 AM
  • Tiny
  • mikederouin88
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I finally found it! On dormans web site, its not a vehicle specific part it universal. It's called a steering coupling disk kit. Thanks a million I would have never found it without your help. The word coupler was all I needed !

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Friday, June 29th, 2012 AT 7:18 AM
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  • saturntech9
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Your welcome thats what were here.

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Friday, June 29th, 2012 AT 3:43 PM

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