2012 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID UPDATE ON STEERING NOISE

  • Tiny
  • Bebobebo
  • 2012 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • 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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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 AT 10:14 AM

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  • Tiny
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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.

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 AT 3:42 PM

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