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2nd Gen Lower Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ijonahtacoma, Feb 15, 2019.

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Do you buy aftermarket, non-OEM parts?

  1. Yes, all the time

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  2. Yes, 75% of the time.

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  3. Yes, but only half the time.

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  4. Barely ever

    33.3%
  5. OEM or die. I never buy aftermarket.

    33.3%
  1. Feb 15, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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    ijonahtacoma

    ijonahtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Seriously I'm just learning how to work on this thing.
    Hi all,

    I need to replace the lower intermediate steering shaft on my 2005 6 speed. The OEM part is $200 or so. I've found an aftermarket part for $110. Anyone else had to do this?

    The reason I am doing so is loose steering, a horrible rattle, and generally shot handling due to a completely worn joint on this piece.

    OEM Part # is 45203-04021

    I have some threads and links saved regarding this issue, if anyone else is dealing with wandering steering or a loud clunk over even moderately rough pavement.

    Is OEM just worth it? Why should I short my steering quality with an aftermarket part? Or do these OEM parts just gouge us for our cash for the brand?
     
  2. Feb 15, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    americanstig

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    I'm not willing to gamble my life for $90 . my life is worth more to me than that LOL:)
     
  3. Feb 15, 2019 at 7:15 PM
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    YamaDirtrider

    YamaDirtrider Custom bumpers @FORT-ifyRigs

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    What hasn't been modified?
    You can rebuild it for ~$20. There is a thread tto replace that ujoint with one from an atv. The thread has the exact part number
     
  4. Feb 15, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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    shaeff

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  5. Feb 16, 2019 at 2:44 AM
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