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Steering Rack Leak

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Blue-steel, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. Apr 9, 2021 at 6:43 PM
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    Blue-steel

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    Had my truck in at the shop for regular service and they said the steering rack was leaking quite a bit and said the repair would cost about a grand. I am only at 60k miles. Was curious if anyone else has had this or done the repair themselves?
     
  2. Apr 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM
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    This video might help you determine if it's a DIY job.

    https://youtu.be/DgRAwP0WEeE

    He's a YouTube with a pretty good vlog about his LT 3rd gen
     
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  3. Apr 9, 2021 at 7:03 PM
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    Check your power steering fluid level, if it's low be sure to top it off and continue to do that until you replace the rack. If it runs dry then it goes from replacing the rack to replacing the rack, pump, and thoroughly flushing out the lines.

    Got any pictures of your steering rack too?
    :worthless:
     
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  4. Apr 9, 2021 at 7:16 PM
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    Not sure how much it's leaking but I have a 1995 Integra that had a small leak in the steering rack.
    I flushed the system then put in new PS fluid and a few ounces of AT205. It's a polymer sealant that works well for me. It took a couple of days to seal but my garage floor is now dry.

    It's worth a try...can potentially save a lot of work.

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    Edit: Also pay attention to Whatstcp's post above.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2021 at 8:36 PM
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    Both my boots are full and I've had to top of my PS reservoir all of 1 time in 58K miles. It does not leak, for now. As it is, I'm gonna see where this goes. This is a fairly common issue for all Tacos, not just 3rd gens.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2021 at 8:38 PM
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    Spring clamps just holding on for dear life lol.
     
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    Thanks for being a solid contributing member here. No real drama and good sound advice 99% of the time. Thanks!
     
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  8. Apr 9, 2021 at 8:43 PM
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    My rack broke at 28k miles, never leaked, but also no power steering for a year until I could get the funds together. It was 750 bucks for the rack at Camelback and 400 for the install.
    Another member, he got his rack from mcgeorge Toyota for 350 a few months later.
     
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  9. Apr 9, 2021 at 8:53 PM
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    It seems wrong of me to not let them live their best life.
     
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    I ain't mad at it. Everyone gotta earn their own! Them seals are loving life though haha.
     
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    Thanks bud :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Apr 9, 2021 at 10:50 PM
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    You are a Saint on here:anonymous:
     
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  13. Apr 9, 2021 at 11:14 PM
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    Now I know y'all are pulling my leg :rofl:almost believed ya. You going to pioneertown?
     
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  14. Apr 9, 2021 at 11:15 PM
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    No, I have to work. My bank account says 0.:mad:
     
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  15. Apr 9, 2021 at 11:38 PM
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    Seems like everything decided to fall apart at once eh? Got a few things that ate up the paycheck this month too lol
     
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  16. Apr 9, 2021 at 11:41 PM
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    4k worth of falling apart :mad:
     
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