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Steering Column slop fix! Zip tie mod killer!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BigHoss96, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. Feb 13, 2021 at 3:32 PM
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    Brooky816

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    Question for Op.I don’t have any play in my steering wheel but I have always had feedback in it.When
    hitting small bumps or even running over small lane markers I feel it in the steering wheel.Do you know
    if it will help that? Thanks
     
  2. Feb 17, 2021 at 8:07 PM
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    azzwethinkweiz

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    In my experience this is what the zip ty mod fixed for me if only temporarily. Op explains that it seems to fix the same issue. I still haven't tried it yet.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2021 at 3:38 PM
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    Brooky816

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    Thanks, Wow I did the zip tie thing and my truck steers great! It has never driven this good.Really wish
    I had done this years ago.I thought the truck just drove like that.I think I’ll run the zip tie for a bit and then do the hammer down method.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2021 at 3:47 PM
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    azzwethinkweiz

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    Yeah it works well. It only lasts so long though before you have to do it again. I've never had play in the wheel but it sounds like yours where you can feel little rocks and stuff in the road, sort of feels like someone tapping the wheel with a small hammer.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:52 PM
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    BigHoss96

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    Nope! That coupler is still tight. But I did throw a bungie around the wheel to the shifter just to be safe.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:53 PM
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    BigHoss96

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    For me, the slop that was causing knocking had no correlation to the zip tie being in or not.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:57 PM
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    BigHoss96

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    There was a gap between the two shafts as you can see in the images. I got the top shaft to move down a solid 1/8". Therefore bringing it further down in the coupler, reducing the overall dimension by a 1/8" eliminating a lot of rattle and slop
     

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