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DIY: Steering Shaft Seal

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by bajaphile, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. Aug 30, 2020 at 9:14 AM
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    ktundra

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    Not sure if this is applicable to the Tundra. It was listed as for 3rd gen 4Runners and 1st gen Taco's. It involves taking apart the entire steering column, tacking a couple of welds, and expanding the plastic ball joint just under the steering wheel with a spacer.

    I came across this while watching Timmy The Toolman's other great how to videos:
     
  2. Aug 30, 2020 at 8:46 PM
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    Yeah I saw that too. Not to much info on the play in the Tundra steering wheel.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2020 at 8:19 AM
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    I could be wrong but I don't think this seal can cause play in the steering wheel. Can you explain what you're feeling? Have you checked the coupler. I'm not even sure if it could cause issues but it seems more likely than that seal. The coupler connects the steering shaft to the nipple that's on the rack. It has a rubber pad that I'm guessing acts as sort of buffer.

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  4. Oct 3, 2020 at 7:23 AM
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    1st post, been stealing maintainance tips from you guys for a minute!

    Got beaten by this fix this morning. Could not get the steering coupler to move upwards. Been hitting it with penetrating oil every couple days for about week. Hammered the hell out of it, but no dice.

    I've got a compressor, is it time to buy an air hammer? Or should I ask my trusted shop to do this next time the truck is there for something else?
     
  5. Oct 3, 2020 at 11:23 AM
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    Heat and Kroil. Soak it for a week. No reason to pay a shop to do this job. I wouldn't use an air hammer personally.
     
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  6. Oct 3, 2020 at 11:29 AM
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    Low and slow.
     
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