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2014+ Coachbuilder rack and pinion bushing kit

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by tundra186, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    tundra186

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    Has anyone installed the Coachbuilder rack and pinion bushing kit on a 2014+ Tundra? I have tried finding a install write up or videos but have had no luck. I’m trying to figure out if this is something I can do myself when I install my steering kit.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:05 PM
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    @Coachbuilder1 gave me this install sheet but I would still love some input from anyone who has actually done this job.

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  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:37 PM
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    @osidepunker has a thread about doing it on a 2013...im sure the process for removing it is the same
     
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  4. Jun 13, 2019 at 5:38 AM
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    You can try to remove the old bushings on the truck, but I wouldn't. There isn't much room to work. Plus they don't come out that easy. I've done this twice now. On my original rack they were basically welded in haha. That rack was over 6 years old and I had to beat on them for 2 hrs to get them out. There are 4, 2 per side. I used a chisel and carefully folded the lip in so I wouldn't fck up the housing, then hit them from the opposite side with a large punch once I had enough lip folded to give the punch something to use to push them out. It was a pain in the D.

    Then, last month, I had to install a new rack so I again had to swap the bushings. On the new rack they came out MUCH easier. Only took 10 min. But I still had to use a chisel to get under the lip and pry them out carefully going all the way around each bushing just a little to lift it out.

    Like I said, you can try to follow those instructions or the better way is to just remove the rack from the truck and replace the bushings on the bench. Its up to you which way you want to try it I guess. Here are the instructions I wrote for removing and replacing the steering rack:

    lock steering wheel
    remove two breather lines from diff
    disconnect actuator cable
    unbolt ball joint cradles from spindles
    remove inner CV from diff
    unbolt and drop diff using a jack (two man job)
    disconnect inner tie rods from rack
    disconnect steering shaft at the rack
    disconnect two hydraulic fittings at the rack (input and output)
    disconnect two hose brackets from the rack
    unbolt two mounting bolts for the rack
    remove rack
    remove bushings from new rack by using a chisel under the lip of the metal sleeve
    install new poly bushings from Energy suspension
    install new rack and replace diff
    spin each tire and draw a line on the tread
    measure the distance on the front face of the tire (track width) and compare to the distance on the rear face of the tires
    set toe to 1/8th narrower on the front track width as compared to the rear
    get a professional alignment
    spend the $3k you saved by doing it yourself on some fun truck mods
     
  5. Jun 13, 2019 at 5:57 AM
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    @osidepunker thank you for the reply I appreciate it. I am going to check and see if I even need new bushings before I tackle this job. I’m putting the CB steering kit on and was going to do this just because but it doesn’t sound like it’s worth doing unless I have to. Thanks again for the help.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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    Depends on what you do with your truck. If it only sees street and occasional mild trails I wouldn't worry about it. But on my truck my bushings were shot and I let it go and when I was in death valley last year, 20 miles from pavement, the welds for the bolts that hold the steering rack on the crossmember broke and I pulled my rack out of the crossmember. Just too much vibration with the bushings being shot. But if you don't wheel your truck then I wouldn't worry about it
     

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