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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by luka, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Feb 25, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    luka

    luka [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Better to just replace the whole rack or replace the seals with oem?

    My boot is leaking on the passenger side all over my LCA :(


    I never touched one so i'm not sure which option would be the "better" one.

    oem seals are about 100 , o'reillys are maybe 50ish

    750ish for the rack oem and 400ish for a cardone(o'reillys).

    I guess the other note, is there any physical difference between the 2wd & 4wd labeling? Like max turning radius or slightly different dimensions?

    thanks.
     
  2. Feb 25, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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    Whatever you do I would go with oem.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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    Nothing yet. Just getting started.
    When my boot started leaking it wasn't long till the rack gave up. It got dirt, mud, etc. in the rack and killed it. May want to make sure that hasn't happened.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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    Whatever you do, DONT BUY A REBUILT STEERING RACK. I went through HELL a year ago with rebuilds. Bought a dealership one, no problems since. I have a first gen, but it's the same deal.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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    FACT! Rebuilds are junk 99% of the time
     
  6. Feb 25, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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    2WD usually means 5-lugger.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2013 at 11:17 PM
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  8. Feb 27, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    Nothing yet. Just getting started.
    I don't have much experience with rack and pinion steering. It looks like it may be just as easy to replace the whole rack but like I said I don't have much experience with the rack and pinion set up.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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    Did you end up replacing the Rack & Pinion? What kind of time or special tools should I expect to need? Any help would be sweet.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    not yet, haven't had time. I'll probably order an OEM rack and change it out myself..
     
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