Mechanics

TOYOTA CAMRY STEERING PROBLEM

2005 Toyota Camry • 81,000 miles

When it comes to replacing the rack and pinion, is the whole axle involved in the replacement also including both of the boots? Or is it individual driver and passenger separately?
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Eddie1one
January 20, 2013.




Replacing the rack and pinion has no involvement with the axles.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jan 20, 2013.
Ok let rephrase that: I'm not a mechanic but when it comes to replacing the rack and pinion there's 2 cv boots. Do they replace both of the cv boots? I guess the question is: what's involved in the replacement?
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Eddie1one
Jan 20, 2013.
No cv boots. Just dust boots for the inner tie rods.

The replacement rack comes with them new. You only have to change the outer tie rod ends.

NOTICE: When installing, coat the parts indicated by the arrow with power steering fluid or molybdenum disulfide lithium base grease.

PRECAUTION Refer to Restraint Systems; Service Precautions.
DISCONNECT BATTERY NEGATIVE TERMINAL
REMOVE HORN BUTTON ASSEMBLY
REMOVE STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLY SST 09950-50013 (09951-05010, 09952-05010, 09953-05020, 09950-05021)
REMOVE FRONT WHEEL
REMOVE SPIRAL CABLE SUB-ASSEMBLY
DISCONNECT TIE ROD ASSEMBLY LH
Remove the cotter pin and nut.

Using SST, remove the tie rod assembly LH from the steering knuckle. SST 0962-62011
DISCONNECT TIE ROD ASSEMBLY RH SST 0962-62011
HINT: Remove the RH side by the same procedures with LH side.

DISCONNECT STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT SUB-ASSEMBLY

Loosen the bolt and remove the clamp from the steering column hole cover No. 1.
Disconnect the steering column hole cover No.2 from the steering column hole cover No. 1.
Loosen the bolt.

Place matchmarks on the steering intermediate shaft sub-assembly and rack & pinion power steering gear assembly.
Remove the bolt and separate the steering intermediate shaft sub-assembly.

DISCONNECT FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY LH
Remove the nut and disconnect the front stabilizer link assembly from the absorber.
HINT: If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon wrench (6 mm) to hold the stud.

DISCONNECT FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY RH
HINT: Remove the RH side by the same procedure as the LH side

REMOVE FRONT STABILIZER BRACKET NO.1 LH
Remove the 2 bolts and disconnect the front stabilizer bracket No.1 LH.
REMOVE FRONT STABILIZER BRACKET NO.1 RH
HINT: Remove the RH side by the same procedures with LH side.

DISCONNECT PRESSURE FEED TUBE ASSEMBLY

Using SST, disconnect the return tube assembly from the rack & pinion power steering gear assembly. SST 09023-12700

Using SST, disconnect the pressure feed tube assembly from the rack & pinion power steering gear assembly. SST 09023-12700

Remove the nut and disconnect the return tube clamp.
REMOVE RACK AND PINION POWER STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY

Remove the bolt and disconnect the tube clamp.

Remove the 2 bolts, nuts and rack and pinion power steering gear assembly.

ASEMaster6371
Jan 20, 2013.
Thanks for that, I had the rack and pinion replaced 3 months ago and now the passenger side dust boot is torn and my car's steering wheel is sticking and making a real loud noise by the front wheels. How should I go about letting the mechanic know and him not saying it could be something else?

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Eddie1one
Jan 20, 2013.
Take it in and have them check it. Dont try to tell them there job, they know it better than you. They dont know you already know about the boot. That should be warranty. It may have got ripped from alignment when done. Only ask them after they tell you the issue.

As far as the noise, let them tell you the issue as well. Could be anything

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jan 20, 2013.

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