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rack and pinion bushing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco89, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Jun 8, 2011 at 9:36 AM
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    Taco89

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    I lifted my truck a couple months ago and now it seems that my rack and pinion bushing is being worn out. I have an 08 tacoma...anybody have any problems with this after lifting your truck?
     
  2. Jun 8, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    What symptoms is it showing?
     
  3. Jun 9, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    its making a cracking noise sometimes when i turn my wheel while driving plus when i put it in reverse and then brake it makes a clanking noise like something is loose and when i put it back in drive and brake again i hear it again...i had someone check it out and he said it was my rack and pinion bushing but i dont know much about trucks/cars so i dont know if thats what the problem is. He said it was because of my bigger tires that is causing it to wear out.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    So if it isn't the bushing, do you have any idea where the cracking noise is coming from?
     
  5. Jun 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    Alright thanks I'll check it out
     
  6. Jun 9, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    The one metallic clank in reverse then one going forward is the brakes. It's a toyota thing.... As for the R/P bushing, there should not be excessive slop when changing load direction in the stearing wheel. If there is then it might be a possibility.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    So there's nothing I can do about the clank? That's what I was most worried about
     
  8. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    Haha I know right, it's so annoying.
     
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