Hey does this look correct?

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IMG_20160127_200936396.jpg IMG_20160127_200936396.jpg So engine is out for rebuild. Was just looking at steering since its been super loose. Looked at my gear box and saw I had no coupler. Is this ok? I know it has an aftermarket "Ididit" steering column but not sure if a coupler is required on most steering. I have my limited knowledge on this. Can any help?
 

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It looks like someone replaced the rag joint with a u-joint coupler. It's a nice upgrade.

 

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It looks like someone replaced the rag joint with a u-joint coupler. It's a nice upgrade.
Ok good to know its an ok modification and I'm not missing a component that's going to cause me to wreck! Thanks for the help!!

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You don't by any chance happen to know 'which' Ididit column you have, do you? I'm wanting to replace mine, and it would be so much easier than the trial-and-error approach.

Another member has gone with a Flaming River column, and has been helpful so far with spec'ing out the parts, but he only gave us part of the information needed for a steering column swap project (he was illustrating the column swap as just part of an overall bigger project - which is fine, just need more information, that's all).

If you have any info on the column itself, that would be huge! ::thumb::

 

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You mention 'super loose,' where is the play coming from, column side or tie rod linkage? Great time to troubleshoot with the engine being out!

 

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You don't by any chance happen to know 'which' Ididit column you have, do you? I'm wanting to replace mine, and it would be so much easier than the trial-and-error approach.

Another member has gone with a Flaming River column, and has been helpful so far with spec'ing out the parts, but he only gave us part of the information needed for a steering column swap project (he was illustrating the column swap as just part of an overall bigger project - which is fine, just need more information, that's all).

If you have any info on the column itself, that would be huge! ::thumb::
Sorry, but I've got no data on the column. I took the car in for an overall inspection when I first bought it. The techs, who specialize in classic ponies, said it was a GM column! I've looked for a part number on the column itself but can find one. Also looked at Ididit website. Can't narrow it down based on pictures. Wish I could b more helpful. It is a tilt column though which I like.



You mention 'super loose,' where is the play coming from, column side or tie rod linkage? Great time to troubleshoot with the engine being out!
Haven't figured that out yet. I have my jack holding up my transmission right now but plan on using a jack stand for that so I can elevate the front end with my jack to get tires off the ground. Right now when I grab the u joint connecting the column and the gear box and turn it, I see no movement in the pitman arm. I'm thinking this will change if I elevate the tires a bit. Then I can look at how the overall system functions. I looked at the gear box. Has a sticker dated 2009, so I'm assuming it's been rebuilt and may not be the issue. I'm new at diagnosing steering issues so if anyone has knowledge on this I can sure use it.

 
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