Intermediate Steering Shaft Seal Replacement
by George Nenadovich
Here is an intermediate shaft with the snap
ring already removed...use a screwdriver to depress the "ears"
and the ring will come out.
Here is the end just removed from the upper
coupler....notice the small guide clip.
Here is the clip removed along with the end
Use a punch to remove the cross pin...do not
hammer on the pin as the end will "mushroom" and damage the pin.
Here is the spring clip that holds the rubber
boot to the shaft...use two flat blade screwdrivers to slightly open up
the clip after you remove the cross pin and it will easily slide over the
shaft end cap.
This(red arrow) is the shaft end cap....once
you get the clip over this, the rubber boot will easily slip off.
Here is the rubber seal removed.......when
install a new one, use a little bit of oil or grease on the end cap so the
new seal will slide on easily.
New seals are available from most GM A-body
suppliers for approx $25.