1979-1988 G-Body Cars, including Buick Turbo Regal, and
1982-1992 Camaro and Firebird Models
UPGRADED REFURBISHED USED LOWER STEERING SHAFT
After much research, we have found a lower steering shaft that what we feel is the best replacement option. This refurbished lower steering shaft will fit the 1984-1987 Turbo Regal (all 1984-1988 G-Body models and 1982-1992 Camaro and Firebird models) lower steering shaft. The original lower steering shaft uses a flexible joint (steering coupler) to connect to the gear box. Over time this flexible steering coupler can weaken and create more play in the steering. Another weak point on the 1984-1987 Turbo Regals and all the other G-Body models is the bushing at the base of the main steering shaft. GM simply used two rubber seals instead of a metal ball bearing bushing. We offer the better ball bearing kit, which is our Part #7572. We highly recommend you purchase this kit at the same time, since installation requires the lower steering shaft to be removed to install it.
The refurbished lower shaft we now offer is actually one from a later-model GM vehicle. It is also 8 to 10 years newer than the various Jeep lower steering shafts that are offered on various forums. Another reason this is a better lower steering shaft replacement over the Jeep version is the GM vehicle this one comes out of is encased in a rubber boot. Because it has been encased in a rubber boot, it has not been exposed to any corrosion over the years and virtually looks brand new. Fortunately, these are easier for me to remove from the vehicles!
Because this lower steering shaft has the metal swivel joints, it is far superior to the flexible steering coupler GM used in the G-Body cars. This refurbished lower steering shaft also gives you more room under the hood. Being a GM part, the shaft is collapsible in case of a front-end accident.
I send these out to a specialist that modifies them for our application. Our specialist has been doing them for several years. This upgraded lower steering shaft has the superior metal joints at both ends. Each comes with detailed directions with photos. You do have to make one small notch on the base of the main steering shaft in order for the upper clinch bolt to seat cleanly.
NOTE - We recommend this part be installed by a qualified mechanic.
FONT COLOR="BLUE">NOTE - You may also be interested in this related item - #7572 Reproduction Upgraded Upper Steering Column Bearing Kit.
Another great restoration item.
7574 - 1984-1988 G-Body Cars, including Buick Turbo Regal, and
1982-1992 Camaro and Firebird Models -
Upgraded Refurbished Used Lower Steering Shaft - $109.95 + $10 shipping
While several options as well as several aftermarket versions exist, we feel this is the best option for the money.
Because there is a limited supply, you must email me direct - firstname.lastname@example.org - to see if I currently have any available. This part is sold through our other company and can not be ordered through our website. Payment must be via PayPal or personal check.