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Rack and Pinion Question

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by lowedawg20, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Feb 1, 2010 at 5:13 AM
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    lowedawg20

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    Is there any easy way to tell if your rack and pinion steering may be gettin weak? Mine seems to have more slack than I was expecting. This is my first Tacoma. -00' Tacoma 4x4 w/2.7
     
  2. Feb 1, 2010 at 5:38 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  3. Feb 1, 2010 at 5:45 AM
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    lowedawg20

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    Yea mostly drivin through rough terrain. I have checked all the front end and cant find any problems
     
  4. Feb 1, 2010 at 5:47 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    IIRC, that is normal on rough terrain. My 98 was like that and my 05 tundy is the same way. Have you replaced the rack bushings?
     
  5. Feb 1, 2010 at 5:55 AM
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    lowedawg20

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    only thing i have replaced that i found bad was an upper ball joint.........everything else seems to be tight
     
  6. Feb 8, 2010 at 5:23 AM
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    Rattler

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    Its making a lot of a rattling sound while driving offroad? If so, replace the steering rack bushings with the polyurethane ones. Get them from Wheeler's. Great service there.
     
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