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Found cause of p/s leak. Not good :(

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Shellback, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Oct 21, 2018 at 7:58 PM
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    Decided to start a new thread instead of thread jacking SouthWestGA's thread:

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/rack-and-pinion.33255/

    Week 2 of ownership and already finished 2 quarts of Dexron III. So finally got some time and crawled under and found the problem. The actual steering rack is rusted and leaking. Problem is where the rack and pinion is attached to the subframe. Same location where bushing clamp surrounds the rack.


    Mustie1 (awesome video!) Video screen shot:

    My 2001:

    What I need:
     
  2. Oct 21, 2018 at 7:59 PM
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  4. Oct 21, 2018 at 8:05 PM
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    Junkyards always preaching: safety first!
     
  5. Oct 21, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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  6. Oct 21, 2018 at 8:30 PM
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    Not sure what approach I'm going to take. Replacing the entire subframe means cutting it out and welding in a new one to the ladder frame. But I'm also thinking on keeping the original subframe as it is and taking it to a body/frame shop and have them fabricate a bracket where the old one rotted. No matter what, this is going to suck.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2018 at 4:39 AM
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    My intial thought was like you said, to fabricated a new bracket. Thanks for the new thread and pics as they are helpfull for us others here. Glad you figured out the problem.
     
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  8. Oct 22, 2018 at 4:51 AM
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    That there is some funky rust. The picture of the Junk yard doner is hella clean compared to your ride. To bad the bracket was gone.
     
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  9. Oct 22, 2018 at 8:01 AM
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    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    I say find a good donor in the junkyard and bring your grinder or sawzall. Cut the bracket off of the donor truck and bring the truck to a welding shop.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2018 at 3:20 PM
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    Crawled up mine today to check that post support. Its like it should be. These rust pictures get me paranoid a bit.
     
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  11. Oct 22, 2018 at 7:25 PM
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    I think the flash made the photos look really bad. Don't get me wrong - its ugly. But the rest of the truck is actually pretty good. At least the rust is getting lubed by Dexron III :rolleyes:
    The rack is also being held by the two other attachment points. But not planning on going wheelin any time soon until this is fixed.
     
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  12. Oct 25, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    Just a quick update. Toyota records show truck was inspected in 2010 for frame recall. No issues found. Re-inspected in 2012 and frame was replaced at dealer.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2018 at 7:50 PM
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  14. Oct 25, 2018 at 7:54 PM
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    Glad there’s no rust in Cali.
     
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  16. Oct 26, 2018 at 3:48 AM
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    Wonder if they will replace frame again? This is a first time hearing a replacement went bad.
     
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  17. Oct 26, 2018 at 4:55 AM
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    Wow that’s nuts. So much for the replacement frames solving the rust issue...
     
  18. Oct 27, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    I called Corporate. Only one frame replacement during the recall campaign. You don't get a second frame :(
     
  19. Oct 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM
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    Wow! Thats terrible.
     
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    Damn. So now what?
     
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    That’s what they said
     
  23. Oct 28, 2018 at 8:05 PM
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    I'm taking her to a shop and welding a new bracket on. I'm probably not going to bother cutting one off from a donor. Just have the shop fabricate a replacement as close as possible to factory.
     
  24. Oct 29, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    I’d like to see the work when they are finished if you could.
     

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