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Old 01-25-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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steering play

i have a lot of play in my wheel and when i move the tire side to side the rack moves, if i replace the bushings will that fix it and tighten it up?
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:45 AM   #2
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Sure will. I just had to do this same thing before I could get my truck aligned. Part # 8-10101G.
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how hard is it to do? what do i have to look forward to?
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Overall it was not a bad job. A little more time consuming then expected but what job isn't.. Here are a few write-ups that really helped.
http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/mainte...ering_bushing/
http://www.parksoffroad.com/tacomamo...ckbushings.htm

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Yeah not that hard to do. But I'm retarded and didn't know I needed the front end in the air, so wasted a lot of time trying to get the steering rack off for one of the bushings lol. Also, this helped me drastically!
http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum...d.php?t=161689
Looks difficult, but it's not at all, I did it in the dark with a shitty little lantern...twice lol. There's a vid of it in the vid section too, safetydangtv I think it was called.
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i have a lot of play in my wheel and when i move the tire side to side the rack moves, if i replace the bushings will that fix it and tighten it up?
The rack moves in its mounts, or do the actual rack ends move back and forth?

Check out your inner and outer tie rod ends too.

My R&P just shit the bed so I am saving up for a new R&P and bushings

At least when all that junk is new it will feel great
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Did mine today.... Used wheelers R&P bushings. mine still had just a touch of play afterwardsbut nothing major...
A big pry bar and an impact helps a lot and makes it faster.. Energy suspension probably is a little better product.. Just my $.02
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Did mine today.... Used wheelers R&P bushings. mine still had just a touch of play afterwardsbut nothing major...
A big pry bar and an impact helps a lot and makes it faster.. Energy suspension probably is a little better product.. Just my $.02
IIRC, the wheelers bushings are energy suspension bushings.
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