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Stiff Steering - try this fix first

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by buck, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. May 3, 2013 at 4:31 AM
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    bryen

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    I actually figured it out and apparently I fell short of spraying the snot out of it with PB Blaster. However for round two I'm going to get some white lithium grease on there too.
     
  2. May 3, 2013 at 4:36 AM
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    Search for the thread i started on the same issue, somebody posted pictures of the part, u can get to it by just crawling under the front of the truck
     
  3. May 3, 2013 at 4:38 AM
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    Search for the thread i started somebody posted pictures of the part, you can get to it by crawling under the front of the truck
     
  4. May 3, 2013 at 6:26 AM
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    Here are two pictures of the Intermediate Steering Shaft #2 taken from drivers side looking past tire (with tire turned as far left as possible) on my 2008 Tacoma

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  5. Jun 28, 2015 at 9:35 AM
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    I wanted to say thank you for sharing info/knowledge. I followed your instructions and also used the sea foam deep creep. You saved me and my truck! Thank you again!
     
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  6. Jul 15, 2015 at 2:26 PM
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    Awesome. I'm going to try this as well. Same problem.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2015 at 6:45 PM
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    Looking at the universal joint begs the question. Does Toyota make anything that doesn't rust out?
     
  8. May 21, 2017 at 6:27 PM
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    I was glad to find this post. Even if it is an older one. I was nervous since my tacoma was having issue. Nice power steering to almost nothing. Stiff spots in the steering. I will be spraying the daylights out of that joint. I'm surprised there isn't a zerk fitting somewhere on that jount. I have seen joints this size with grease fittings. Oh well.
     
  9. May 22, 2017 at 4:42 PM
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    Had good luck using liquid wrench in the yellow can. When it hits the knuckle its like a foam that stays in place then liquifies a few seconds later. Good stuff and only a few bucks at wallyworld
     
  10. May 22, 2017 at 8:48 PM
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    I wonder if motorcycle chain lube would last a little longer, it is made to penetrate to the max.
     
  11. May 23, 2017 at 6:42 AM
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    lube is a temp fix, mine has been ok for past 2 years but now binds up even after hitting it with PB blaster multiple times
     
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