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Re: Engine noise filtering through torn steering shaft boot?

A little confusion, I'm about ready to do mine 2000 tundra, reading this & other threads is the 2000 a little more involved more disassembly than later models?
For some reason I can't see most of the pics in this thread.

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I take the inner cover off (3 bolts) by the drivers feet, then carefully knocked the bushing down.
Can someone post a picture and maybe some more detail explaining this?

I just checked mine last night, and sure enough its completely torn. It looks pretty clean and rust free from underneath, so I'm hoping that goes smoothly, but I'm confused about getting the bushing loose.
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Re: Engine noise filtering through torn steering shaft boot?

Hi everyone...bumping an old thread. I've searched the forum several times but still have a few questions. Hopefully someone with a similar year can help me out.

I recently bought a 2004 DC SR5 TRD Off Road from my boss. It has the steering rack boot tear that this thread focuses on repairing. I've read the Sequoia thread with pics and instructions but there seems to be a difference in the assemblies from 2004 and on.

Here is a pic from inside the cab of my truck of the "upper" steering shaft and torn boot. I have come to understand that I do not need to disassemble anything beyond what is already pictured up here.



Here is a pic from under the center of the truck looking forward with the wheels straight. I believe that I need to remove the upper bolt and loosen the lower one. Is that correct? Then I can pry the coupler (the thing with the "upper bolt" going through it) up the splines in the intermediate shaft and then off the intermediate shaft. Is that the correct procedure? Once off, I then punch the boot down the intermediate shaft from inside the cab and replace with the new one greased up. I understand that I should make lines on both the coupler and intermediate shaft splines so that I can properly line them up upon reassembly.
View from center at coupler.jpg

How can I pry the "coupler" up and off if I don't remove the nuts/bolts on the base?

Am I going down the right path or am I going to mess up my new (new to me) truck? Thanks and as you can tell I'm still learning...or at least trying to learn.

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Bump for much needed help. Thanks!

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Anybody??? I'm going to try fixing tomorrow. Would really appreciate some wisdom. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Engine noise filtering through torn steering shaft boot?

Not sure, I have to do mine as well.
Need to do some more reading.

Hopefully someone will chime in.
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Anybody??? I'm going to try fixing tomorrow. Would really appreciate some wisdom. Thanks in advance.
what did you end up doing?
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I ended up removing the top bolt on the "coupler". I was unable to detach the steering shaft though. Then I ran out of time and had to reassemble everything. Going to try again this weekend hopefully. I'm not much of a mechanic but I'm trying to learn on the tundra.
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Re: Engine noise filtering through torn steering shaft boot?

Leave the wheels on the ground and make sure they're straight

Bungee the wheel straight

PB Blaster on the lower pinch

On the inside floor, take off the Cover over the rag joint, 10mm

Mark the relationships of the pinch to the shaft

Remove the pinch bolts and open the pinch with a small chisel, 12mm

Drop the steering column, before doing this remove the negative battery cable, no need to dismantle the airbag and all, your just dropping the column, so lower plastic covers will have to come out

Once your column is down you should be able to get it out.

Wiggle out the shaft, which ever one, upper or lower, an air hammer on the lower pinch would be awesome Just to loosen the rust.

Swap the boot out

Spray the boot with some white lithium grease and reinstall it all


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DONT SEPARATE THE RAG JOINT, Drop the column

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Re: Engine noise filtering through torn steering shaft boot?

Reminds me, I need to do this myself. Thanks for the tips.

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Re: Engine noise filtering through torn steering shaft boot?

TTT!

Just discovered this thread after putting Doug Thorleys on my truck. Could not believe I still had a driver side manifold leak, especially since the stock ones did show any cracking. Scratching my head I found this thread. Took a quick look, GAPING hole. Will replace this week and report back, no doubt this was the problem in the 1st place.

Good news, I got some power

Bad news, wasn't 100% necessary

Will report back when I get it fixed, doing the steering coupler/joint since its been on the truck for 12 years....

This thread should be a sticky, has the potential to save others a lot of $$$ if they don't want to shell out for headers (and labor, what a PITA to put on).

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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
-Reassemble everything.

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