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JD316 separate steering shaft from box


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#1 MrMike OFFLINE  

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Posted March 08, 2018 - 05:32 PM

Original problem: The steering wheel suddenly wouldn’t steer anymore and just spins. I found that the connection between the bottom u-joint and the splines on the steering box are not meshing and is loose. As seen in the picture, the u-joint is resting on the steering box splines and has lots of play, so they are not stuck together and would easily separate Rather than just trying to hit it with a socket and tighten it down and hope for the best, I’d like to separate them, clean, lube and then try to tighten it down if the splines in the joint aren’t toast. The splines on the steering box look acceptable.

What is the easiest way to separate the steering shaft/linkage from the steering box. Is there a way to raise the steering shaft off the steering box or do I have to drop the steering box from below. Any recommendations are very appreciated. Thank you!

1984 JD 316
285+ serial series


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Edited by MrMike, March 08, 2018 - 10:23 PM.

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