Join Date: May 2003
Location: San Luis/ San Diego
Re: Engine noise filtering through torn steering shaft boot?
Just replaced it, problem fixed, BRAND NEW TRUCK, incredible. One local dealer wanted $45, the next one wanted $16.
Easy to do, my pearls from instal comments above:
-Wheels straight on ground
-Rock the wheel until it does the security lock
-Remove driver splash guard, spray PB blaster on splines where it connects to steering coupler just above rack, soak it down. Then wash your truck while you let it work its magic.
-Undo top and bottom pinch bolt for steering coupler
-Make sure to mark bottom steering coupler to rack connection point. Sharpie didn't work too well, had to make an educated guess, I got lucky.
-Push up on coupler until its free of rack, then remove all together.
-Pound out old bushing, it will fall out bottom.
-Pound new bushing in, make sure to grease liberally
04 Tundra, Hoes, Uni's, Spintech, 285s + other misc. bling items.