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Steering Question...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Lukeduplesse, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    Lukeduplesse

    Lukeduplesse [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2000 Tacoma prerunner. The steering feels kinda loose. I've already replaced the inner and outer tie rod ends and it's better but it still feels like its loose. Is there other steering components that I could replace to make my steering tighter?:confused:
     
  2. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    whitaco

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    I'm not sure on the tacoma's, but on some trucks there is a leather patch between the steering column joints that can be replaced. You may be able to tweek the gear box a bit. You could try getting any air out of the system by doing a powersteering flush. If all else fails, it may be time for a new rack. Check your bushings on the rack. There is a bushing kit on wheelers for cheap. Inspect all bolts. Good luck!
     
  3. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    Lukeduplesse

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    The steering rack itself is in good condition. But the bushing kit sounds like it would take care of the problem. Thanks for your help! :)
     
  4. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    Your welcome!:)
     
  5. Sep 9, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    ^damn tacomaman06 beat me to it lol. have you done that mod to your truck yet Will ? im doin it this weekend.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    not yet man......but i will in the next few weeks when i get some extra time.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    Thanks guys, that was very helpful. Iam going to let the temps cool down. Here in Az.It is hoter then hell still in Sept. Thanks again.:)
     
  9. Sep 10, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    let us know how it turns out.
     
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