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UPDATE ON STEERING NOISE

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid • 2.5L 4 cylinder FWD Automatic • 35,000 miles

My car make steering clunk or click when turn to right or left /but more in right /.
I took to dealer and drove it he said it is intermediate shaft noise or u joint.
He said the solution is to replace it no lubrication can be done.
My question is does intermediate shaft contain within it the u joint I mean when I replace the shaft I already replace the u joint.
My 2nd question is it serious if I don't replace as it cost around 500 dollars where my car is not under warenty
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Bebobebo
January 14, 2014.




The shaft should have the joint as part of the assembly, not replacing it will cause the uni to start to bind up to a point that it may lock or fail completely and this is not something you want to happen as you may loose all steering.

Mhpautos
Jan 14, 2014.


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