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I need to know the name of the connection between the two shafts between the power steering shaft and the steering column shaft

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Do you mean the flexible coupling at the input shaft of the rack maybe?

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Here's a link to a picture with I believe ford part #'s on it. Go to fig #1 and # 2 and click on it to make bigger, and print it if you have to and take it with you to dealer.

http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c152800697e8

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Steering Angle Sensor Adapter
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Component Name
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The steering column
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The intermediate shaft
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The steering gear

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1
Intermediate Steering Shaft Bolt
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2
Intermediate Steering Shaft Nut
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Component Name
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?€¢
The steering column
?€¢
The intermediate shaft
?€¢
The steering gear

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