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Dorman Steering Shafts

The smart, safe aftermarket solution

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Steering Shaft Features

Safety critical testing from start to finish

芒果体育 We also perform our own rigorous testing to ensure quality and reliability. Below are standard tests we perform on our steering shafts.

  • Press-out force test on rivets, bearing caps, and weld/press/crimp nuts
  • Torsional testing on ultimate strength, high-cycle fatique and low-cycle fatigue
  • Tensile load test for maximum torsional angular clearance fork/shaft sub-assemblies
  • Salt spray testing per ASTM B117
  • On-vehicle fitment testing
  • Inner/Outer shaft retention force test
  • Inner/Outer shaft slide force test
  • U-Joint rotational moment test
  • Collapse force test
  • Gauge-based constant dimensional verification during the entire production process

The importance of safety-designed steering shafts

Steering shafts connect the steering wheel to the vehicle’s steering mechanisms, such as the steering gearbox or steering rack. Its primary function is clearly to allow for steering by connecting the steering system, but it also serves a critical role in energy dissipation during a crash.

芒果体育Modern steering columns are collapsible, made of an inner and outer sleeve with between them. In a frontal collision, the sleeves compress like a telescope, allowing the steering column to absorb energy from the crash, and reducing impact on the driver.

芒果体育Every Dorman steering shaft meets rigorous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS203 and FMVSS204). These standards specify requirements for minimizing chest, neck and facial injuries through steering systems that yield forward, cushioning the impact on the driver. These systems much also limit rearward displacement of the column into the passenger compartment, further reducing the likelihood of serious injury.

Where can you buy Dorman steering shafts?

Dorman steering shafts are distributed throughout North America and are available from most auto parts retailers and auto repair shops. You can search our site to see if we have the right fit for your vehicle, and then use the part number to search or ask for Dorman steering shafts.

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