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Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft

Part No. 425-176 Warranty  

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Re-engineered by Dorman to correct weaknesses in the original design, our Steering Shaft eliminates clunking and/or binding in the steering column. Replacement effectively restores the smooth 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
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (7), Truck enthusiast (7), Casual driver (6), Mechanic (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fixed annoying clunking sound

    This part has corrected the annoying clunking in the steering column of my 2004 Chevy Suburban Z-71. Took me about an 1.5 hours to replace. I'm not a seasoned mechanic, just a...Read complete review

    This part has corrected the annoying clunking in the steering column of my 2004 Chevy Suburban Z-71. Took me about an 1.5 hours to replace. I'm not a seasoned mechanic, just a driveway DIY guy. After 300 miles on/off road, not a peep from it. Very satisfied. Best price on this site; picked up at the store.

    Annoying aspects of removal and install: This part goes through the firewall of the truck. You will curse while having to work in the confined space under the dashboard and around hoses next to motor. 15mm wrenches and deep socket ratchet should do the trick. Had to remove boot from firewall to get the old one out (very easy to remove). Install was much faster than removal.

    Good luck; is worth the investment.

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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

    Worked Great

    By Mark T

    from Greenville NC

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    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.

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      5.0

      Solved clunking noise problem.

      By Satellite

      from St. Paul, MN

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      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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        • No

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        4.0

        Easy to put in.

        By Bubba the shadeTree

        from Ashland, VA

        About Me Shadetree

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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

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

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                  • Trucks

                  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

                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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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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                          5.0

                          Quick easy fix!

                          By Mark

                          from Clearwater, Fl

                          About Me Casual Driver

                          Level 1

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Trucks

                            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

                            Finally decided to buy this upper steering shaft since I had a $25 coupon from a previous online purchase. It took about 10 minutes to install and then I went for a test drive. No more clunking. Steering is nice and smooth again.

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                            5.0

                            Intermediate Steering Shaft

                            By none

                            from Wisconsin

                            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

                            Level 1

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Cars

                              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

                              Pretty straight forward change out by myself. Fixed the "clunk" I was able to hear when turning slow. Seemed to be better than the OEM shaft that was installed from teh factory.

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                              4.0

                              Yeah it works

                              By Speedwrench

                              from Baltimore Md

                              About Me Mechanic

                              Verified Buyer
                              Level 1

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Intermediate Steering Shaft:

                                  This part is a quality replacement thats a better than OE design. But be careful the aftermarket parts world is FULL of parts that don't fit right, don't work right and that will just plain drive you nuts ! Can't count the number of new aftermarket bad cam sensors, glow plug controllers, misalligned timing covers and other bad parts I have changed over 30 years of doing this. Oe if you can afford it.

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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

                                    1 answer

                                    • 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

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                                      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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