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steering play

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beach_yota03, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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    beach_yota03

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    i have a lot of play in my wheel and when i move the tire side to side the rack moves, if i replace the bushings will that fix it and tighten it up?
     
  2. Jan 25, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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    Sure will. I just had to do this same thing before I could get my truck aligned. Part # 8-10101G.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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    how hard is it to do? what do i have to look forward to?
     
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  5. Jan 25, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    Yeah not that hard to do. But I'm retarded and didn't know I needed the front end in the air, so wasted a lot of time trying to get the steering rack off for one of the bushings lol. Also, this helped me drastically!
    http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=161689
    Looks difficult, but it's not at all, I did it in the dark with a shitty little lantern...twice lol. There's a vid of it in the vid section too, safetydangtv I think it was called.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    The rack moves in its mounts, or do the actual rack ends move back and forth?

    Check out your inner and outer tie rod ends too.

    My R&P just shit the bed so I am saving up for a new R&P and bushings :(

    At least when all that junk is new it will feel great :D
     
  7. Jan 25, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    Did mine today.... Used wheelers R&P bushings. mine still had just a touch of play afterwardsbut nothing major...
    A big pry bar and an impact helps a lot and makes it faster.. Energy suspension probably is a little better product.. Just my $.02
     
  8. Jan 25, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    IIRC, the wheelers bushings are energy suspension bushings.
     
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