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Rack and pinion what should I buy?

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by shasta11, Aug 5, 2022.

  1. Aug 5, 2022 at 8:03 AM
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    shasta11

    shasta11 [OP] New Member

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    I have a 1997 4r 4wd auto with 200k miles. The rack and pinion is leaking. I think I'll replace it. Anyone have good results with aftermarket ones? Or do I need to bite the bullet and buy new OEM?
     
  2. Aug 5, 2022 at 8:33 AM
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    Kwikvette

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    Just go OEM.

    It'll come with tie rods as well, inners that is.

    Get yourself some Tacoma tie rod ends and Tacoma OEM lower ball joints.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2022 at 12:41 PM
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    OEM. Aftermarket ones are prone to leaking.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2022 at 6:16 PM
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    shasta11

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    Has anyone out there tried to rebuild one of these? Or is it just asking for trouble?
     
  5. Aug 6, 2022 at 7:04 PM
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    I looked into it. By the time you buy all the boots and the rebuild kit from Toyota and new inner tie rods and whatever else..I think it was like $100 more for a whole new unit.

    Not worth it.

    I got mine on discount from mcGeorge Toyota online parts.
     

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