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DIY: Steering Shaft Seal

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

  1. Dec 9, 2020 at 4:16 PM
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    Baller

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    I had a look at mine and I'm right where you are. Our Tundras even look similar. Not surprising being in the NW PNW, mornings in the cab have been extra damp lately. I need to get on this fix sooner, rather than later.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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  3. Dec 12, 2020 at 1:35 PM
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    Here is a pic from today of the Caulk Job used to repair the seal. I used Acrylic Latex Caulk in a squeeze tube and reached up there and squeezed it in after a good cleaning prior. In retrospect, I should have used Silicone Caulk as its more flexible but the Acrylic is holding nicely after 1.5 years.

    My flaps were not as bad as the others with chunks missing so the caulking was able to bridge the gap with the cracked portions. I’ve provided a pic from the top (inside cab) from today, as well.

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  4. Dec 21, 2020 at 10:07 PM
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    Gotta get off my ass and get this done. Either replace it or add some insulation or caulk it. Driving it to work tonight, it sounded like all 4 of my windows were wide open. :eek2:
     
  5. Dec 21, 2020 at 10:14 PM
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    I have to inspect mine.

    My truck always sounds the same. Even since I was a wee boy the inside of the truck just sounds the same. Even now, it sounds the same as I remember. Almsot as if timeless.
     
  6. Dec 21, 2020 at 10:23 PM
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    First gen is timeless.
     
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    Load up the backside of the boot with SilGlyde for Smooovv Mooovvss and a quieter cab.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2021 at 1:17 PM
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    Dealing with a binding wheel and stumbled upon this post, my seal is gone too....I have heard the tick tick tick for a while,...I can kill 2 birds hopefully.
    If I turn my wheel all the way to one side and let go, I could drive in a circle...very little return and the little bit is jerky.,..does not return to center.

    I was hoping my issue would be resolved with an alignment...after reading Tundras can be finiky and need extra caster to return to center...
    My intermediate steering shaft looks to be in great condition compared to others I have seen,...actually the alignment guy was commenting on what great shape the underside was in....no rust here.

    I was thinking about tackling the intermediate shaft to hopefully cure my problem, I am no mechanic, I learn as I go.
    Recently replaced the outer tie rods, lower ball joints, and steering rack bushings.

    I feel some play in the wheel when hitting bumps, the wheel will pull away form me with large bumps...
    Which part of the steering shaft would be the likely cause? there is a lower joint where the shaft meets the rack,...then an upper...
    Does anyone know of a part number of the likely part causing this?

    I found an OEM lower joint for $100,...but what if its the upper?
    Anyone else have this issue that was resolved?
    thanks,.
     
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