1999 TOYOTA SIENNA RACK AND PINION

  • Tiny
  • mspong
  • 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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Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 6:36 PM

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  • Wrenchtech
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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.

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Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 6:56 PM
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Thanks for the info. I will give it a try.

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Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 9:49 PM

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