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Steering wheel rattles on gravel road

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ntujyug, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Apr 21, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    ntujyug

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    Don't notice until I go over bad dirt or rough gravel roads. I have looked and looked and cannot find the issue with my steering column, nothing is leaking, no tear on steering boots.

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  2. Apr 21, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    It's in the steering joint in the steering column itself. Pain in the ass to take apart...but you can tack weld the joint together and it'll fix the slop. A new joint from dealer is a bit over $200.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    skytower

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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    ^this. It's called an Intermediate Shaft.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    Ry1984

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    pretty common (annoying) problem. I'd love to get rid of it!:mad:
     
  5. Apr 21, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    isnt the joint there for safety purposes?
     
  6. Apr 21, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    well...sort of, but just a tack weld to it wont hurt or hinder anything. now....that said, probably not a good idea to solid weld it.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    newtaco2008

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    had mine fix under a tsb...gave the truck a more solid feel and stopped the rattle...now if i can just get the front brake pads to stop rattling.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    newtaco2008

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    it is tsb 0119-10-02
     
  9. Apr 22, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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