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Johnny D.

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« on: July 13, 2008, 04:57:42 PM »

someone explain a rag joint to me... i was told mine minght be outa whack, but i cant remember everything...




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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 07:09:47 PM »

Your rag joint is fine
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 02:48:42 AM »

It's a rubber isolator between the steering column and the shaft that goes to the steering box. 
 
The one I'm speaking of is used mostly from 65 to early 70s, more common in cars with the Saginaw (IIRC) steering column.  Cars I've owned that have had it: 65 Fury, 65-66 Chrysler, 65 Dodge, 70 Chrysler.  Ones that don't: 68 Fury, 70 Fury
 
It's about 3" diameter and about 1" thick.  Has 4 metal triangular inserts in it, too.  It's a far more engineered piece that the 1/4" thick corded-rubber parts that the Brand X vehicles use.
 
Reportedly the thick style was used in vans in later years but I've not yet seen one, and I've checked a few vans over the years looking for it.
 
If your joint is bad, my experience is that you will hear cracking noises in the steering column when turning the steering wheel at low speed.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 04:55:22 AM »

Those $%#@ things are a PITA.  If the budget allows it, replace the setup with a Flaming River unit.

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 05:24:27 AM »

I agree on the PITA, I've replaced at least 3 of them in the last 5 years (mostly as a preventative measure, though).  If I didn't have a good source for new ones I'd probably change it over to something else. 
 
However, I have a hard enough time getting factory-designed parts installed , I'm not gonna try one of those 'bolt-in' aftermarket parts!!!  And I do like the idea of a rubber part in my non-collapsible steering columns, too.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008, 10:18:29 AM »

You can still get the thinner ones at the dealer.  The 90's pickups used them
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 05:00:51 PM »

learn something every day... thanks... and based on that hobby is right mine is ok!

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008, 05:23:24 PM »

Oh.  Is that what this was all about?
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008, 03:36:04 AM »

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Oh.  Is that what this was all about?
 
This is what may have confused you:
 
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008, 04:50:54 AM »

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Oh.  Is that what this was all about?
 
This is what may have confused you:
 
 
Haven't in many years, but I AM WILLING TO RESTART!  LOL
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2008, 05:37:59 AM »

You used to smoke RAGS??????  They weren't oily I hope?
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