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2010 Camry SE V6
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Hey guys, my 05 camry had been actin odd latly. When i turn the steering wheel, you can hear and feel a thud through it. And it pulls to the left prety bad, more so at high speeds. Is this worth getting fixed of my lease is up in 3 months?
 

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480 HP 2.4L = lying ricer
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Aren't you under warranty?

Pulling left is either a tire, alignment, or brake problem if you aren't simply following road crown or ruts/grooves.

More information would be needed to try and help figure out your noise.

Did they both start occuring at the EXACT same time?
 

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say i were at a stop, or makeing a turn. When i turn the wheel, there is an audible thud, and u can feel it through the wheel. And i noticed it pulling just last week. From what i understand, an alignment isnt covered ouder a warranty. and im not gonna spend $180 on a car that im going to be getting rid of in 2 months. lol
 

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say i were at a stop, or makeing a turn. When i turn the wheel, there is an audible thud, and u can feel it through the wheel. And i noticed it pulling just last week. From what i understand, an alignment isnt covered ouder a warranty. and im not gonna spend $180 on a car that im going to be getting rid of in 2 months. lol
It may be the intermediate steering shaft that's making the noise.

You still didn't answer my previous question... Did they both occur/start happening at the EXACT same time?

Sometimes trying to help, is more difficult than just ignoring the thread completely... :disappoin
 

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It may be the intermediate steering shaft that's making the noise.

You still didn't answer my previous question... Did they both occur/start happening at the EXACT same time?

Sometimes trying to help, is more difficult than just ignoring the thread completely... :disappoin
lol, my bad. its been making that thud for a wile now, just ignored it. I just noticed it pulling a week ago, as i said before.
 

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It may be the intermediate steering shaft that's making the noise.

You still didn't answer my previous question... Did they both occur/start happening at the EXACT same time?

Sometimes trying to help, is more difficult than just ignoring the thread completely... :disappoin
same problem here with the intermediate steering shaft. Right after our warrenty was over that happened. Even though it was a TSB it was refused to get fixed but I live in canada so it might be different. Anyways we got quoted 500$ for it to get fixed. And for the steering to the left that would probably be your alignment. Funny thing my car is going to the left too just im too busy to get an alignment.
 

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Pulling left is either a tire, alignment, or brake problem if you aren't simply following road crown or ruts/grooves.

It does sound like the steering shaft is your noise problem being the problems didn't start at the same time.

If it's under the 3 year/36,000 mile warranty, then I would get the intermediate steering shaft replaced.

I'd say don't mess with the pulling left problem. I strongly doubt that they will catch something like that at lease turn in time. Usually they only go after the obvious stuff.
 

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Pulling left is either a tire, alignment, or brake problem if you aren't simply following road crown or ruts/grooves.

It does sound like the steering shaft is your noise problem being the problems didn't start at the same time.

If it's under the 3 year/36,000 mile warranty, then I would get the intermediate steering shaft replaced.

I'd say don't mess with the pulling left problem. I strongly doubt that they will catch something like that at lease turn in time. Usually they only go after the obvious stuff.
alright. thanks for the help. If i werent to get the shaft replaced, would it make the car any less safer to drive?
 

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theres a TSB for the noise


Title:​
STEERING INTERMEDIATE
SHAFT NOISE​
Models:​
’03 – ’06 Camry, ’04 – ’05 Highlander, &
’04 – ’06 Solara,​
Technical Service
BULLETIN​
February 16, 2006​
TSB REVISION NOTICE:​
��​
July 20, 2006: 2004 – 2005 model year Highlander vehicles have been added to
Applicable Vehicles. Production change effective VINs for the Highlander have been
added to the Production Change Information table. The Parts Information has been
updated to include the Highlander.
Previous versions of this TSB should be discarded.

Some customers may hear a clunk, pop, or knock type noise when turning the steering
wheel left or right. A new intermediate shaft has been developed to address this concern.​
Intermediate Shaft
Steering Column​
��​
2003 – 2006 model year Camry vehicles produced BEFORE the Production Change
Effective VINs shown in this TSB.

��​
2004 – 2005 model year Highlander vehicles produced BEFORE the Production
Change Effective VINs shown in this TSB.

��​
2004 – 2006 model year Solara vehicles produced BEFORE the Production Change
Effective VINs shown in this TSB.

OP CODE DESCRIPTION MODEL TIME OFP T1 T2​
Camry 0.9 45220–33200
ST4007 R & R Steering
Intermediate Shaft
Solara 0.9 45220–33240 91 19
Highlander 0.9 45220–48130​
Applicable Warranty*:​
This repair is covered under the Toyota Comprehensive Warranty. This warranty is in
effect for 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle’s
in-service date.​
* Warranty application is limited to correction of a problem based upon a customer’s specific complaint.​
STEERING​
Introduction
Applicable
Vehicles
Warranty
Information
STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT NOISE​
– ST001-06 Revised February 16, 2006

Page 2 of 5​
MODEL PLANT ENGINE PRODUCTION CHANGE EFFECTIVE VIN​
4-cyl JTDBE3#K#53040321
Tsutsumi
V6
JTDBF3#K#50167507
JTDBA3#K#50026148
4 cyl
4T1BE3*K#6U149463
Camry
4-y 4T1BE3*K#6U718586
TMMK
4T1BF3*K#6U118180
V6
4T1BA3*K#6U510905
4T1BF3*K#6U632175
4T1BA3*K#6U093077
JTEDD21A#50131436
4 cyl
JTEGD21A#50131439
4-JTEED21A#50039951
Highlander TMK
JTEHD21A#50039951
JTEDP21A#50090114
V6
JTEGP21A#50090107
JTEEP21A#50134778
JTEHP21A#50134927
Solara TMMK
4-cyl 4T1CE3*P#6U718267
V6 4T1*A3*P#6U093577​
PREVIOUS PART NUMBER CURRENT PART NUMBER MODEL PART NAME QTY​
45220–33200
45220 33260
Camry 1
45220–33240
45220–Solara Intermediate Shaft
Assembly
1
45220–48130 45220–48150 Highlander
1​
NOTE:​
The intermediate shaft assembly identified in this TSB for Camry models can be used
on both Japan and NAP built vehicles.
Production
Change
Information
Parts
Information
STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT NOISE​
– ST001-06 Revised February 16, 2006

Page 3 of 5​
Prior to removing the steering intermediate shaft, make sure the steering wheel and front
wheels remain stationary. Once the intermediate shaft is removed, do NOT allow the
steering wheel to spin freely.​
NOTE:​
Ensure the wheels are straight and the steering wheel is centered before removing the
steering intermediate shaft sub-assembly by installing a steering wheel holder.​
1. Disconnect the steering intermediate
shaft sub-assembly.
A. Loosen the bolt and remove the
clamp from the steering column
hole cover boot.
B. Separate the steering column
hole cover from the steering
column hole cover boot.
C. Place matchmarks on the steering
intermediate shaft sub-assembly
and steering gear assembly.
D. Remove the bolt and disconnect
the steering intermediate
shaft sub-assembly.
2. Remove the steering intermediate
shaft sub-assembly.
A. Place matchmarks on the steering
sliding yoke sub-assembly and
steering main shaft assembly.
B. Remove the bolt and steering
sliding yoke sub-assembly from
the steering main shaft assembly.​
Repair
Procedure​
Bolt
Matchmarks
Matchmarks
Steering Main Shaft​
STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT NOISE​
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Page 4 of 5​
3. Place the corresponding matchmarks on the NEW steering intermediate
shaft sub-assembly.
To place the matchmarks on the NEW steering intermediate shaft sub-assembly,
place a NEW steering intermediate shaft next to the original steering intermediate
shaft assembly (removed in the previous step) and transfer those matchmarks to the
same locations on the NEW steering intermediate shaft.​
Original Steering
Intermediate Shaft
New Steering
Intermediate Shaft​
4. Install the NEW steering intermediate
shaft sub-assembly.
A. Align the matchmark with the one
on the steering sliding yoke
sub-assembly and the steering
main shaft assembly.
B. Install the steering sliding yoke
sub-assembly with the bolt.​
Torque: 35.3 N​
��m (360 kgf��cm,
26 ft
��lbf)

5. Connect the steering intermediate
shaft sub-assembly.
A. Align the matchmarks on the
steering intermediate shaft
sub-assembly and the steering
gear assembly.
B. Install the steering intermediate
shaft sub-assembly with the bolt.​
Torque: 35.3 N​
��m (360 kgf��cm,
26 ft
��lbf)
Repair
Procedure

(Continued)​
Matchmarks
Steering Main Shaft
Matchmarks​
STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT NOISE​
– ST001-06 Revised February 16, 2006

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C. Install the steering column
hole cover to the steering hole
cover boot.
D. Connect the clamp to the steering
column hole cover boot and
tighten the bolt.
6. Remove the steering wheel holder
from the vehicle (if used).
7. Road test the vehicle to verify the
repair and confirm that the steering​
wheel is centered.
 

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2010 Camry SE V6
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it just make that thump when you turn so get used to driving with your music loud :lol:
lol, with the shit speakers in this car, the only thump id hear wile listening to music loud is the speakers blowing.
 

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I just recently had this issue, luckily I have the 100,000 mile extended warranty and got it replaced hassle free, and a complimentary transmission fluid change, dont ask why I got a free tranny fluid change, but they threw it in, cant argue with that!
 

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^true
although im very happy with the sound quality of my oem JBLs
i only upgraded my front two componets to a better JBL speaker because one was crackling, so i figured wht not upgrade?
 

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The Naive Voice of Reason
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theres a TSB for the noise


Title:​
STEERING INTERMEDIATE
SHAFT NOISE​
Models:​
’03 – ’06 Camry, ’04 – ’05 Highlander, &
’04 – ’06 Solara,​
Technical Service
BULLETIN​
February 16, 2006​
TSB REVISION NOTICE:​
􀀀​
July 20, 2006: 2004 – 2005 model year Highlander vehicles have been added to
Applicable Vehicles. Production change effective VINs for the Highlander have been
added to the Production Change Information table. The Parts Information has been
updated to include the Highlander.
Previous versions of this TSB should be discarded.
Some customers may hear a clunk, pop, or knock type noise when turning the steering
wheel left or right. A new intermediate shaft has been developed to address this concern.​
Intermediate Shaft
Steering Column​
􀀀​
2003 – 2006 model year Camry vehicles produced BEFORE the Production Change
Effective VINs shown in this TSB.
􀀀​
2004 – 2005 model year Highlander vehicles produced BEFORE the Production
Change Effective VINs shown in this TSB.
􀀀​
2004 – 2006 model year Solara vehicles produced BEFORE the Production Change
Effective VINs shown in this TSB.
You can add '02-04 Lexus ES300/330 to that list of Toyota vehicles. I'm experiencing the noise now and I was wondering how much it would cost to have it fixed. $500 = :yikes:
 
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