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can't disconnect intermediate shaft from rack

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I'm installing a rebuilt rack in my 1997 Camry all is going well except I cant free the shaft from
the rack, I've removed the 12 mm bolt and tried to push up but there is no movement. Any
advice would be appreciated

Thanks

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I believe the inside cabin shaft should slide in and out...maybe need to loosen the bolt underneath the dash/steering wheel there as well so it can slide? Then you should be able to slide it out from the outside as it'll slide on the inside?

Some DIY but doens't mention anything on the inside. I know the inside of my Gen5 will allow the steering shaft spindle (proper name?) that does slide up and down.

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Wedge a chisel into the slot to open the clamp a bit. Sometimes they get rusted together.

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Hi
I'm installing a rebuilt rack in my 1997 Camry all is going well except I cant free the shaft from
the rack, I've removed the 12 mm bolt and tried to push up but there is no movement. Any
advice would be appreciated

Thanks

Bill W
Did you find a solution to this? I have the same problem on my '97 Camry. I've tried removing the set screw inside, using WD-40 and Ballistol, driving the pry bar into the vertical seam, and hammering up on it with a pry bar and 3# sledge. It won't budge.
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Did you find a solution to this? I have the same problem on my '97 Camry. I've tried removing the set screw inside, using WD-40 and Ballistol, driving the pry bar into the vertical seam, and hammering up on it with a pry bar and 3# sledge. It won't budge.
You're on the right track. Switch to a higher-grade, actual penetrating oil; WD-40 and Ballistol are next to useless. PB B'laster, Aerokroil, Free-All, etc.

As Kingdom said the shaft coming from steering wheel should slide in and out
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I had this issue before. For me I recall I had to loosen and remove the nut holding the shaft in place. I thought I could had gotten away with just loosen it.
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Here's what I have under the dash. I've since removed the star-head screw in the collar at the bottom. It didn't make any difference. I'm going to soak the splined shaft on the rack with PB Blaster overnight, and I think I'll disconnect the intermediate shaft from the steering column (top of the pic).
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Too rusted? See 6:10 into this video.

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- time to hit it with a torch
- get it hot and it'll come loose
- prolly rust










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Finally! PB Blaster did the trick. One unusual thing about PB is it doesn't come with a tube like Ballistol or WD-40 but shoots a focused stream if you only press part way down. I soaked the splines Sunday and Monday nights (couldn't work on it Monday), and a couple more shots today while I hammered upwards on it with a 24" pry bar and 3# sledge. I also put some Ballistol into the collar on the inside portion of the intermediate shaft and pulled the large rubber grommet loose. I used Ballistol because it has a spray tube and doesn't smell as bad as PB Blaster. I quit for today when I finally got the old rack out. I'll put the new one in tomorrow morning. I'll center the new one and box up the old one this evening.



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I centered the new rack and made witness marks so I can make sure it's still centered before attaching the intermediate shaft.


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- what was the reason for replacing the rack?
- leaks?
- lash?










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- what was the reason for replacing the rack?
- leaks?
- lash?
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A huge pothole strike. Knocked the inner tie-rods loose and the rack started leaking like a sieve. Also replaced the control arms, ball joints, and right outer tie-rod end, all of which were OE. I had already replaced the left outer a while back.
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The passenger side bolt hole on the reman rack is off by about a 1/4". I guess I should have measured it before snaking it into place. RockAuto only gives me the option to return it, and they don't have any customer service by phone so I can let them know about the mistake. I guess it's time to make some adjustments and try again in the morning. I guess I should be glad I have the week off.


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The passenger side bolt hole on the reman rack is off by about a 1/4". I guess I should have measured it before snaking it into place. RockAuto only gives me the option to return it, and they don't have any customer service by phone so I can let them know about the mistake. I guess it's time to make some adjustments and try again in the morning. I guess I should be glad I have the week off.

Man, I hate that. Tried calling a few months ago. The mecretary was rude as f***, even though my return issue wasn't covered by any of the drop-down menu options.

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