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Steering Rack Leak

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' 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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    Bishop2Queens6

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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 7:16 PM
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    MauiBrian

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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.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2021 at 8:36 PM
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    Lt. Dangle

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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.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2021 at 8:38 PM
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    Spring clamps just holding on for dear life lol.
     
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  6. Apr 9, 2021 at 8:39 PM
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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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  7. 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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  8. Apr 9, 2021 at 8:53 PM
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    Lt. Dangle

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    It seems wrong of me to not let them live their best life.
     
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  9. Apr 9, 2021 at 8:56 PM
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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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  10. Apr 9, 2021 at 10:50 PM
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    You are a Saint on here:anonymous:
     
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  11. 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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  12. Apr 9, 2021 at 11:41 PM
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    4k worth of falling apart :mad:
     
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  13. Jul 19, 2023 at 1:35 PM
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    Also having some issues with mine. 110k miles. Was just quoted $1600 to replace it. Seems steep.

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