The steering column consists of three major components, a steering shaft, a shift tube, and a column or mast jacket. The steering shaft connects the steering wheel to the steering gear unit through a universal joint type coupling. The steering column
is for connecting the steering wheel to the steering mechanism by transferring the driver's input torque from the steering wheel. The power steering pump/vane pump, is a system driven by the movement of the crankshaft by means of pulley and belt.
Steering components are designed to maneuver the car easily and in the direction indicated by the steering wheel.
* This steering shaft connects the steering wheel to the sector gear.
* The most regular reason for replacing this part is that the gear on the shaft becomes worn or stripped.
* It is advised that you check the part number 717-0622C Steering Gear Segment, before replacing the steering shaft.