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Old 12-31-2010, 09:58 AM   #1
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Replacing Steering Rack, advice needed...

So Im going to DIY my steering rack. I realized how easy it would be when i replaced my rack bushing a while back, thats when i noticed the leak on one of the boots. now when i turn hard, i get about 4 drips on both boots per turn! anyway my question is, anyone know where i can get a cheap rack online? and is all i am going to need is the rack, new boots, and new bushings? thanks in advance.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:18 PM   #2
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I got mine from NAPA....many will tell you to not get anything other than Toyota OEM, but NAPA worked well for me and after I returned the core, cost ~$285. There are cheaper options thru autozone and what not but I don't trust there stuff. The new rack should come with bellow and inner TRE's. It doesn't come with the outer TRE's, but at ~$35 a piece, I would go ahead and replace those too. The rack will come with both drivers side bushing, you have to supply the D-ring bushing on the passenger side, just reuse your *new* one. Good luck, the project isn't that hard, just very time consuming. I was really wishing I had a third hand at many point in the project.

BTW....most every rack you'll find for sale is a rebuilt/remanufactured
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I got mine from NAPA....many will tell you to not get anything other than Toyota OEM, but NAPA worked well for me and after I returned the core, cost ~$285. There are cheaper options thru autozone and what not but I don't trust there stuff. The new rack should come with bellow and inner TRE's. It doesn't come with the outer TRE's, but at ~$35 a piece, I would go ahead and replace those too. The rack will come with both drivers side bushing, you have to supply the D-ring bushing on the passenger side, just reuse your *new* one. Good luck, the project isn't that hard, just very time consuming. I was really wishing I had a third hand at many point in the project.

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im impressed you did it by yourself!
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:07 PM   #4
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Its not that bad.....just lots of details
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:05 PM   #5
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trailgear website has one on it for $400.
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I need to do mine too. I'm just wondering how hard its going to be and what I'm getting myself into. I'm no mechanic... do you guys think I can do it myself or is it worth forking over a grand to the dealer and having it done right?
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You can do it yourself.....i'm merely a weekend mechanic (oil changes and the like). Take your time, prepare, and you can do anything. This will help.


http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forum...k-replacement/
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