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Installation of Rag Joint


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Getting a new rag joint  to ensure safety of the steering mechanism on my 83 from Nostalgic motors - any idea if this will be a costly installation for a mechanic and will they even perform the work? I have the installation article from rhe recent Avanti mag and it looks a little complicated. 

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Kevin

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Its a simple repair for an experienced mechanic familiar with this type of coupler. About 1 hour labor. 

I did mine on a 74 in the parking lot of a storage facility so I could drive it away. Took an hour maybe a little less. NAPA had one in stock but no listing for Avanti II (of course) Just asked for a few samples of 70s Chevy rag joints and matched it up. 

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Thanks appreciate that - did you have to disconnect the power booster and and like e up the steering wheel ?  

 

A83

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Don’t know if this will work on the earlier Avanti but I changed the rag joint on my 1987 Avanti with the trunnion slip joint from a Jeep Cherokee. It was a drop in, cost me 5 dollars at the junk yard and made a BIG difference in the play in the steering that the rubber rag joint causes.

Good luck all,

Jim Wood

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On 6/16/2021 at 3:27 AM, Bill Hanlon said:

Do you have a Napa part number?

Sorry, but I don't. Usually, I save info like that but it was an easy match so I didn't. 

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