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Now, I'm not an expert on the 4WS system by any means, but this to me doesn't look right:



Now, I have no idea how this could've happened. I guess the u-joint could've let go, or when the gas tank was put in this was broken. :shrug:

Is this repairable? Can just this section of the shaft be purchased, or do I need a whole new shaft from rack to rack? I'm hoping that someone on here might have a spare they'd be willing to part with... :jump:
 

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Here's the culprit...


Looks like the rear rack locked up at some point and this u-joint snapped when the car was steering. I was quite pleased to be able to get just this out of the car. Taking it to a machine shop to see about getting a new setup made (whatever the cost, its cheaper than buying a new shaft).
 

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could always trying to find a joint at like tractor supply, granted it might not fit 100% but its worth a shot checking out before going to the machinist route
 

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I was told by local machine shops that they can't get anything this small due to liability issues with steering components. :(

I haven't had a chance yet to start looking at steering shafts from other vehicles to see if I can find anything. It's a tiny u-joint, about 1" across, if that.
 
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