Mechanics

RACK AND PINION

1999 Toyota Sienna • FWD Automatic • 152,000 miles

I am replacing the rack and pinion assembly on my sienna, the new assembly is in place but I am having a hard time getting the steering U joint to slide onto the new assembly. What is the best way to reattach the steering linkage?
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Mspong
May 16, 2011.



If you look under the dash, there may be a clamp on the intermediate shaft that when loosened, allows you to slide the shaft up the column a little. It may be using a master spline so it will only slide on in one position. It is very important that you do not allow the steering wheel to turn more than half a turn while disconnected or you will break the clockspring and has an Airbag light on when your finished.

Wrenchtech
May 16, 2011.
Thanks for the info. I will give it a try.

Tiny
Mspong
May 16, 2011.