Prairie Land Power,1101 West Carpenter, Jerseyville, Ill.
|Power Steering Cylinder Assembly with Broken Casting|
|Spline Shaft Showing Index Key. Note the wear markes on the left side, that is the bottom where the bottom casting driving the tie rods was left loose.|
|Close up of Spline Shaft Index Key|
|Casting Close up of Index Key with Marks Showing Improper Assembly. The only way you can get a mark on the master key is to spread the casting and force it down over a spline. They claimed that you can't do that. I know for a fact that you can.|
|Spline Shaft Close up Tie Rod End Showing Loose Assembly. Note the wear markes on the left side, that is the bottom where the bottom casting driving the tie rods was left loose.|
|No matter how you rotated the shaft, there were always 2 shinney ribs. The ones which I think came in contact with the master key and were flattened when the bolt was tightened. Spline Shaft with Shinny Ribs ... View 1|
|Spline Shaft with Shinny Ribs ... View 2|
|Spline Shaft with Shinny Ribs ... View 3|
|Clamping for Picture of Spline Non-Alignment. This was for picture taking only. Note how the splines don't mesh out at the left side where the bolt is.|
|Spline Shaft Alignment - Will Not Align. Casting is warped.|
|Close up Picture of Spline With Two Shiny Splines in Contact with the master key. Note how the flattened splines seem to match with Key - An almost perfect match.
This appears to be how it was assembled wrong. There is a high degree of matching between the shaft and the casting.
|New Casting Close up|