Originally Posted by cmolina07
If I experience a knocking sound when I'm parked and shake the wheel left and forth could this be the shaft? Or is this the steering box? The noise comes from the joint of the two....
I realize this is an old post, but I recently replaced the original shaft with the Dorman one. It worked fine for exactly 33 days, but is now making the exact knocking noise you are describing. I think there is a problem with the u-joints in the Dorman shaft. They are staked and I'm concerned that there is too much play in the joint.
Has anyone else had this problem? Given this is about as critical as a part as it gets, I think I'm going to suck it up and buy the Ford part.