As you may have guessed, steering shafts connect the steering column to other important components that make your front wheels turn. Because they must be responsive, these shafts are more than mere rods. They have three moving joints, including slide, rag, and universal joints. Because they move and are not solid structures, steering shaft failure is almost always the result of a broken joint. Unfortunately, when these weak points are compromised, the entire shaft must be replaced. Fortunately, the problem is fairly simple to diagnose and to repair. If you hear a popping or clunking noise when you turn the wheel, a bad steering shaft is the most likely culprit. We offer a nice selection of replacement Jeep Wrangler steering shafts.