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Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft

Part No. 425-176 Warranty  

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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/Finish:Natural
Length:14.2
Material:Steel
Mounting Hardware Included:No

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Dorman - OE SolutionsIntermediate Steering Shaft
 
4.4

(based on 22 reviews)

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    (8)

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    (1)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Easy to use (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Truck enthusiast (9), Auto enthusiast (8), Casual driver (7), Mechanic (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)

    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

    steering shaft

    By bellringer

    from cedar rapids, ia

    About Me Truck Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

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      • Trucks

      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

      good product at great price

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Instant Fix

      By Powered By Winchester

      from Athens, GA

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

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      Level 4

      Pros

      • Better Design
      • Durable
      • Easy installation

      Cons

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        • 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.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wish I had changed it a long time ago!!

        By GA

        from Georgia

        About Me Casual Driver

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              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 $$$$.

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              5.0

              Worked Great

              By Mark T

              from Greenville NC

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              Pros

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

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                • Trucks

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

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

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                5.0

                Solved clunking noise problem.

                By Satellite

                from St. Paul, MN

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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.

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                  4.0

                  Easy to put in.

                  By Bubba the shadeTree

                  from Ashland, VA

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                        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

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

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                        5.0

                        Fixed clunking noise in steering column

                        By Auto Man

                        from cedar rapids iowa

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                            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

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

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                            4.0

                            It fixes what GM won't.

                            By Doctor

                            from North New Jersey

                            About Me Casual Driver, Shade tree mechanic

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                            Pros

                            • Easy to install

                            Cons

                            • Tight fit

                            Best Uses

                            • Trucks

                            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

                            Installs in about 20 min. Remove the gas pedal first. It's only two nuts and will save you a lot of time. The fit is a little snug. I ground down the sides of the end just a bit to make the install easyer.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Replacement Part

                            By Chris

                            from Georgetown, Texas

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                                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

                                Half the price of GM Part, excellent quality, corrects mistake that Chevy woundn't fix with a recall.

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                                5.0

                                this product fixed problem as promised

                                By Big Truck No Cattle

                                from Bloomington IL

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                                    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

                                    I installed this part in my driveway in about an hour. Although tricky to access the steering shaft, the instructions were dead on. As I drove my truck the next day, I kept waiting to feel the old clunking problem re-occur, but no. This product fixed GM's problem completely. Very satisfied!

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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

                                      • 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
                                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                                        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
                                    • 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

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                                        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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