my rag joint deteriorated on my 68-442,i bought a new one but it wont go over the the grooved shaft coming out of the steering box easily.How do i get it over the grooved shaft so i can hook it back

68bama442
0

Asked by 68bama442 Jan 29, 2013 at 11:33 PM about the 1968 Oldsmobile 442

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i just tore the rag joint on my 68 -442 and i cant get the new one over the grooved shaft coming out of the steering box.is there any way to grease it or lube it or freeze it so that it will easily go over the grooved part.ive spread the metal as wide as i can w/o cracking the part. once i get the piece over the grooved shaft then i can put it all back together.i tried to hit it and im just not happy doing that.how do i do this?

2 Answers

tenspeed
52,315

Sorry, I've never had the pleasure. Are you sure you have the right part? Can you dunk the joint in hot water to make to more pliable?

judge_roy
Not Active

Probably have to loosen the steering box and push it back to replace the steering coupler. These are not expensive.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Oldsmobile 442 Questions

Oldsmobile 442 Experts

#1 Daniel Hale
Daniel Hale
Reputation 30
#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 30
#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 30
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme"
172 listings starting at $2,250
Used Oldsmobile Cutlass"
125 listings starting at $1,190
Used Pontiac GTO"
25 Great Deals out of 400 listings starting at $7,995
Used Pontiac Firebird"
21 Great Deals out of 861 listings starting at $2,488
Used Ford Mustang"
1,071 Great Deals out of 24,087 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
375 Great Deals out of 10,547 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
672 Great Deals out of 28,160 listings starting at $2,399

Used Cars For Sale