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  1. RAV4 2nd Generation (2001-2005)
    I recently bought a 03 Rav and noticed in the maintenance records that they had the rack and pinion changed. I know Toyota uses ATF fluid for their power steering fluid, but here is the dilemma. I noticed regular power steering fluid in the reservoir, so if I flush it and put the manufacture...
  2. Tacoma 1st Generation (1995.5–2004)
    Hi I have a 99 Tacoma Prerunner V6, just changed the rack and pinion, upper and lower ball joints, and outer tie rods. And mounted 4 new tires. After all that the steering is way too easy to turn and the truck feels unstable at higher speeds. I've quadruple-checked everything to make its not...
  3. Venza Gen1 (2009-2016)
    I'm doing the front struts and a front wheel bearing on my venza, dealing with the dreaded rusted on sway bar links... should have the second one off tonight. to the point.... I was reading through the service manual for this thing... it's an AWD V6 model, and it appears to me on all models...
  4. Car Parts for Sale
    hi reddit, About 3 months or so ago my 99 camry died. Before that happened, I was planning on adding a body kit, new coil overs and few other items. I was also looking up to find a body shop to help put everything up at a reasonable price. Sadly I didn't get around to do any of them. I was...
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    Yowling noise: took to dealer because had power steering leak, yowling noise and some new vibration under drivers side floor board. Dealer replaced pump, rack, wheel bearings, CV boots and the power steering pump is still making a failing noise and the yowling is still there...and getting worse...
  6. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    Hi Gurus, I took my 2010 Camry LE for its 70K service to the mechanic to find out there is a leak in the rack and pinion. The tech said that this might happen due the wear and tear as the seal might got eroded or so. He showed me the leaking part and interestingly I never found any oil leak on...
  7. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    hi TN, I recently took my car for an alignment (I have lifetime alignment w. Firestone), and the person who did the alignment test drove my car before and after. After he finished the alignment work, he told me that the alignment is done, but I am afraid that the bushing's inside my rack (of...
  8. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    1996 Camry 2.2, 185000 miles. (update: it was the ps pump. Read on.) When the car is stopped and not warmed up and the steering wheel is turned hard in either direction there is a sticking or hitch in the turn. Sometimes accompanied with a squealing sound. The car steers fine down the road...
  9. Introduce Yourself Here
    Hi all, I am working on replacing my rack & pinion steering assembly in my 97 Avalon. I have everything disconnected EXCEPT the shaft from the gear assembly (gear assembly = pressure line & return line enter here) into the U-joint assembly. I got the bolt out but how do I separate the shaft from...
  10. Corolla 7th Generation (1993-1997)
    So does anyone know if there is a torque spec for the nuts that connect the power steering tubes to the rack and pinion? This would be for the flare type fittings. I assume if there is a torque spec then they would be different depending on whether it's flared versus o-ring. (For '94 DX) I'm...
  11. Tacoma 1st Generation (1995.5–2004)
    My PS pump was making a lot of noise and the rack was leaking a bit so I bought a new rack and a re-manufactured pump (w/o reservoir) and had a shop install them for me. The next morning when I started my truck the new pump was still vibrating and making that whining sound. However, when I drove...
  12. Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    Hey Everyone, First post here. I recently bought a 2003 Toyota Corolla Le with ~90K on it. The car has been great, and other than some light hail damage ( have to be looking for it), it looks great too. I recently took it in to the dealership to get the oil changed prior to a trip the the Grand...
  13. Camry 1st and 2nd Gen (1983-86) and (1987-91)
    1985 Camry. 135k miles. Yes, only 135,000. Hit a big bump with the driver side wheel about a month ago. Since then my alignment on the car has gotten horrible. I have to hold the wheel like 20 degrees to the left just to stay straight. Also, when I straighten the wheel (and veer off the road...
  14. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    I just got a new rack and pinion installed at the dealer (on warranty) and the steering is now really tight. I doubt that this is normal so I would like to get your opinion. I like that it's tight (less assisted) but i'm afraid this might cause problems down the line!? Should this be rechecked...
  15. Corolla 7th Generation (1993-1997)
    '97 CE 256k miles for 2 years i've known rack is leaking. estimates for p&l are $800+. CV have been clicking that long as well, and recently sounding really bad, along with some grindy/squeeky sounds pretty much nonstop when accelerating or turning. estimates for p&l (both axles) are $460 -...
  16. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I am faced with the prospect of replacing the Rack and Pinion in my 95 camry. I have already spent like 30 bucks on Lucas power steering oil. Its slowed down a lot now especially for short distances and the winter. Priced the A1 Cardone axles on RockAuto and local stores. Seemed pretty...
  17. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    DIY Rack and Pinion Removal/Install From the past is a text version DIY by 73sport from 5 years ago! http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=108185 :thumbsup: I just wanted to add my 2 cents to the service manual just in case you decide to knock it out yourself. Car is a 1995 Camry...
  18. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    DIY: Inner Tie Rod Replacement, with the Rack Gear Removed! Here are a couple pictures and notes regarding replacement of the Inner Tie Rod Assembly where it screws on to the Rack Gear. The rack and pinion shown here is a remanufactured gear which came with new inner joints but they had...
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