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Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft

Part No. 425-176 Warranty Details  

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Re-engineered by us to correct weaknesses in the original design, our Steering Shaft eliminates clunking or binding in the steering column. Replacement restores the rotation of your steering wheel.

Product Features:
  • U-joints use precision engineered needle bearings for smooth operation
  • Direct replacement for a proper fit every time
  • Easy to install—no special tools needed
  • A rigorous quality inspection has been undertaken to ensure that this part conforms to product standards
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Color:Natural
Diameter:0.997 in
Installation Instructions Included:No
Length:14.2 in
Material:Steel
Spline Quantity:0
Weight:2.5

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Dorman - OE SolutionsIntermediate Steering Shaft
 
4.4

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (9), Truck enthusiast (9), Casual driver (7), Mechanic (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Instant Fix

Been dealing with the dreaded knock in the steering shaft since I bought this 2002 Silverado some 5 years ago. Just now got around to doing someting about it.

This Dorman unit...Read complete review

Been dealing with the dreaded knock in the steering shaft since I bought this 2002 Silverado some 5 years ago. Just now got around to doing someting about it.

This Dorman unit appears to be engineered and made a little better than the OE shaft. They include a channel in the inner telescoping shaft that I assume distributes the grease better. I went an extra step and applied extra 'semi synthetic' grease on the inner shaft and worked it in. May not benefit anything, but I can't see where it'd hurt. Seperate the junction under the hood 1st, then under the dash 2nd. Installation of the new shaft should be in the reverse order. Both bolts should be tightened to about 35 ft lbs.

The entire job took about 20 minutes...including wiping down my tools (15mm wrench and 15mm socket/rachet is all I used) and putting them away. I drove across the field in front of my house, which is where I could always feel/hear the most knocking in the steering wheel. This time, it was smooth as silk.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Clunk not fixed

Bought this to fix the clunkin shaft on Chevy's. Easy to install, problem not solved. Not sure what to do. Part didn't look much better than OEM part. Allen wrench screw is...Read complete review

Bought this to fix the clunkin shaft on Chevy's. Easy to install, problem not solved. Not sure what to do. Part didn't look much better than OEM part. Allen wrench screw is a bit flimsy

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5.0

This worked great.

By 

from Mchenry, Ill

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Under 20 minutes.

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

      It went in very easy. Slightly different than OEM, must be better.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Good product

      By 

      from Lansing mi

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

      Great product at a good price, works as expected. No more rattle.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better than factory

      By 

      from Lafayette, IN

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Perfect Fit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

        This product is far superior than the original factory shaft. A better design and hopefully will last longer. It solved the clunking issue of the original GM factory shaft. Make certain you get bungee cords or something to tie off the steering wheel so it does not rotate when the shaft is removed. Unbolt the 15mm bolt in the engine compartment, NOT the nut. The nut has a metal tab welded to it so it will not rotate, so just remove the bolt. Inside, remove the nut and then turn the wheel 1/4 turn to pull the bolt out, then make certain you bungee cord the wheel in place. Take off the 3 10MM nuts holding the boot to the firewall, and remove the shaft from inside the engine compartment. Reverse for the install. Half hour tops.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        steering shaft

        By 

        from cedar rapids, ia

        About Me Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trucks

          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

          good product at great price

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Instant Fix

          By 

          from Athens, GA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Do All My Own Repairs, Professional truck driver, Truck Enthusiast, True Gearhead

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Better Design
          • Durable
          • Easy installation

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

            Been dealing with the dreaded knock in the steering shaft since I bought this 2002 Silverado some 5 years ago. Just now got around to doing someting about it.

            This Dorman unit appears to be engineered and made a little better than the OE shaft. They include a channel in the inner telescoping shaft that I assume distributes the grease better. I went an extra step and applied extra 'semi synthetic' grease on the inner shaft and worked it in. May not benefit anything, but I can't see where it'd hurt. Seperate the junction under the hood 1st, then under the dash 2nd. Installation of the new shaft should be in the reverse order. Both bolts should be tightened to about 35 ft lbs.

            The entire job took about 20 minutes...including wiping down my tools (15mm wrench and 15mm socket/rachet is all I used) and putting them away. I drove across the field in front of my house, which is where I could always feel/hear the most knocking in the steering wheel. This time, it was smooth as silk.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wish I had changed it a long time ago!!

            By 

            from Georgia

            About Me Casual Driver

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

            I finally got tired of the clunking at every turn on my 2002 silverado. I got up the nerve to change it myself after watching youtube video. Changed it with no problem. 2 1/2 years later, still no clunks.

            I always order online and pickup at store about an hour later. Coupon codes will save you $$$$.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worked Great

            By 

            from Greenville NC

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • High-Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

              Easy to order on line. Picked up in store a couple of hours later.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Solved clunking noise problem.

              By 

              from St. Paul, MN

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
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              Pros

              • Perfect Fit

              Cons

              • Not As Strong As Oringal

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

                Part was purchased because it is a redesigned replacement for a poor original OEM design.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Easy to put in.

                By 

                from Ashland, VA

                About Me Shadetree

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

                Really easy to put in. Watched a video on Youtube.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fixed clunking noise in steering column

                By 

                from cedar rapids iowa

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                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Trucks

                    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

                    This shaft if a solid double D shaft verses the OEM spline. much better design.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5 Questions | 8 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      A question was asked about the ability to grease this shaft, and the answer was yes. My question is How is the shaft greased?
                      Asked on 10/30/2013 by Henry from CT

                      2 answers

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                        A:

                        Hi Hendry, this Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft - Part No. 425-176 comes pre-lubed.

                        Answered on 10/30/2013 by Max from AAP
                      • A:

                        Yes the shaft is prelubed, however, more grease can certainly be applied before installation. The telescoping inner shaft has a groove cut into it. You can easily pack grease in this groove and work the shaft in and out to distribute the grease. I used semi-synthetic grease on mine before installation.

                        Answered on 7/7/2014 by Powered By Winchester from Northeast, GA
                    • Q:

                      will this fit 2006 buick lacrosse
                      Asked on 4/26/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        No, this Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft with part# 425-176 does not fit your 2006 Buick LaCrosse.

                        Answered on 4/28/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      will this work on a 4x4?
                      Asked on 2/24/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        To help you in a better manner, if you could please include the year, make, model and engine specification of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                        Answered on 2/24/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Is it greaseable?
                      Asked on 6/6/2011 by Anonymous from Corning, NY

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Yes

                        Answered on 6/7/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Has this shaft been redesigned from the original manufacturer's part? In other words how is it better? The om part has a design flaw that causes it to prematurely wear out and create a clunking in the steering mechanism on wide turns at low speeds over bumps. Please advise.
                      Asked on 11/18/2009 by Do it yourselfer from Norwell, MA

                      3 answers

                      • A:

                        https://www.borgeson.com
                        A borgeson is $225.00 but is a much heavier and a better design and will last.
                        GM Has not redesigned as far as I know

                        Answered on 3/4/2010 by Freebird from Mobile, Alabama
                      • A:

                        Jegs has one that is good for the life of your vehicle. Downside is that it cost $225.00. I think GM should at least provide the labor for the exchange?
                        http://www.jegs.com/i/Borgeson/153/000937/10002/-1

                        Answered on 12/16/2009 by Kent from Richfield, NC
                      • A:

                        I haven't seen many good reviews on this part from Dorman. It is supposed to be improved, but it is not. Replace with the new OE replacement part number 19153614, but also replace the bearing which is part number 88963617. Do them both at the same time. Good Luck!

                        Answered on 12/14/2009 by Ceno from San Antonio, TX
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