So I have decided to replace everything from the horn button to the lugnuts on the front of my truck as it had nearly a full turn of slop before you got 'pull' even on a smooth highway... Then I started taking it apart today and found that the ragjoint (I may be calling this the wrong name, see pictures...) looks like it has been sloppy so long that it has worn out the 'U' shaped groove that the pegs seat into... Does that /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif make any sense? Again, see pictures... So basically on two sides there is a peg that comes through the 'U'-shaped slot that I am guessing is only supposed to make contact if/when the ragjoint wears out wears out and you're so sick of working on the truck that you just strip it and/or sell it... However, the peg does not look like it has made metal to metal contact to the slots, although they look like they are a bit wider than you might expect them to be, although they are not shiny as they would be if they had been rubbing. The ragjoint itself is very soft but does not allow much freedom for the shaft to turn. Not much of the slop in the system is there, although I'll go ahead and replace this now too since I'll have it all apart anyway. So today when I was trying to consider whether to just sell it to my buddy who has a standing offer in place for $2700 any time I want to sell it, I started thinking about calling him. Although it's technically my Son's truck, and I would have to buy him a nicer one to make up for it or I would be in big trouble with him!!! Anyway, from these pictures can you tell if my ragjoint has normal wear, if it has worn out the 'U' portion of the joint, or if it's totally trashed??? And does anyone know of a place that sells the entire intermediate shaft with a new ragjoint on the steering box end and a floppy joint on the steering column end already all together that I can plop right in there??? I want to do it right while I have it out!!! (The shadows from the sunsetting through the trees don't do the truck justice... The factory, 27-year-old, paint still shines and there is very little rust considering this truck came from the Rust Belt!!!