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Replacing Steering Rack, advice needed...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Ry1984, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Dec 31, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    Ry1984

    Ry1984 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So Im going to DIY my steering rack. I realized how easy it would be when i replaced my rack bushing a while back, thats when i noticed the leak on one of the boots. now when i turn hard, i get about 4 drips on both boots per turn! anyway my question is, anyone know where i can get a cheap rack online? and is all i am going to need is the rack, new boots, and new bushings? thanks in advance.
     
  2. Dec 31, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    NegroTundra

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    I got mine from NAPA....many will tell you to not get anything other than Toyota OEM, but NAPA worked well for me and after I returned the core, cost ~$285. There are cheaper options thru autozone and what not but I don't trust there stuff. The new rack should come with bellow and inner TRE's. It doesn't come with the outer TRE's, but at ~$35 a piece, I would go ahead and replace those too. The rack will come with both drivers side bushing, you have to supply the D-ring bushing on the passenger side, just reuse your *new* one. Good luck, the project isn't that hard, just very time consuming. I was really wishing I had a third hand at many point in the project.

    BTW....most every rack you'll find for sale is a rebuilt/remanufactured
     
  3. Dec 31, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    Ry1984

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    im impressed you did it by yourself!
     
  4. Dec 31, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    Its not that bad.....just lots of details
     
  5. Dec 31, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    trailgear website has one on it for $400.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    MontanaYoter

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    I need to do mine too. I'm just wondering how hard its going to be and what I'm getting myself into. I'm no mechanic... do you guys think I can do it myself or is it worth forking over a grand to the dealer and having it done right?
     
  7. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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