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Old 07-10-2018, 08:41 PM   #51  
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That's good to hear cc 82Z-28.


Does it seem to transmit any power steering pump noise up through the column? That seems to be one of the big concerns with the M-van piece.
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That's good to hear cc 82Z-28.


Does it seem to transmit any power steering pump noise up through the column? That seems to be one of the big concerns with the M-van piece.
No, I don't feel or hear anything and the one joint has damper built into it which probably keeps that from happening. I just got back from a road trip to a show and car ran great and steering was so much better.
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No, I don't feel or hear anything and the one joint has damper built into it which probably keeps that from happening. I just got back from a road trip to a show and car ran great and steering was so much better.
Good to know. I hated that pump noise.

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Re: Abandoning the Astro Van Shaft

After not driving the 3rd gen for a while (one cylinder now has low compression on the new engine... sigh), I fired it up to move it around and found the pump noise through the steering wheel really obnoxious. Maybe it was just some Stockholm syndrome when I said it was fine. Or the exhaust isn't loud enough.
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Re: Abandoning the Astro Van Shaft

The earlier non-booted Astro van shafts have the rubber damper. These are the ones to use as there is no pump noise. But they aren't a direct bolt in, they need some work to be used.

The jeep shafts are the same way. Rubber damper and no noise. These are a direct bolt in (IIRC).

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