Steering shaft issue

I have steering shaft may be too long? Measures 17” I have connection to rack pinion. Won’t connect to power steering colum. i have pic posted.
any help appreciated



Goblin Guru
Are you able to slide the steering shaft to change its length?

Did you put this outlined part in backwards?

Does Swerve Monkey's video help?
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My steering shaft must be seized cause its does not at all. My donor 06 cobalt ss is a rust bucket.

Thanks for the help I appreciate It


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I’d be embarrassed to tell you how long I spent trying to un seize my steering shaft and fight getting it back in . I didn’t know how cheap they were at the time. I never looked honestly