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Front end rattle (found) *Video*

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Alpha Q Up, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Apr 4, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    Alpha Q Up

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    Ok guys so I've been hearing some rattling when going over pot holes and uneven pavement. I found the noise. Now I need to know HOW TO FIX IT...

    Video:
    http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc134/rm3rd/507cb3b8.mp4

    Let me know if the link works.

    By the way. I have purchased energy suspension steering bushing kit in hopes that it will stop the rattle.


    Any input would help.


    Thanks
    Ruben
     
  2. Apr 4, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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  3. Apr 4, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    Only at high speeds. And I encounter uneven pavement. Then I'm all over the place.


    Those are the ones I bought. Hopefully they work.
     
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    I'd start with the bushings.
    If its still loose like that it might be time for new ball joints.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    Doesn't look like it has anything to do with bushings, but then again, its very hard to tell with the camera moving while trying to catch the rack moving. :rolleyes:

    Is the whole rack moving or is it just the inner tie rod?

    I'd start with doing the following.
    Poly rack bushings and the new style rack guide.
    http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=157903

    After that, I'd replace the inner and outer tie rods.
    After that, I'd do the steering shaft slip joint tack weld.

    That should leave you with a play free steering system unless the rack gears are toast.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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    Alpha Q Up

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    Thanks Stephen!

    It's mostly the tie rods moving (not the rack itself) I will pull the boot back and check if the play is up and down. But it seems like my rack has the new style Rack guide already (with the "inny" )

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