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IS THERE AN ADJUST ON MY 1997 RACK AND PINION? RACK GUIDE

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HI PEARL. IS THERE AN ADJUST ON MY 1997 RACK AND PINION? RACK GUIDE ADJUSTMENT?? I HAVE END PLAY AT THE LEFT INNER TIE ROD END BUT IT'S NOT THE END!???
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: OOPS, SORRY. 1997 TOYOTA TACOMA 4X4 2.7 REG CAB.
JA: Are you fixing your Tacoma yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: YES. WE HAVE PUT NEW ENDS ON IT AND STILL HAVE PLAY/MOVEMENT AT THIS AREA. I SEE AN ADJUSTMENT OF SOME KIND HERE?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: IF IT IS AN ADJUSTMENT WHATS THE PROCEDURE? TKS.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Cary York replied 1 month ago.

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Is it the outter tie rod ends that you replaced?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
We have replaced all4
Expert:  Cary York replied 1 month ago.

If you have replaced the inner tie rod ends and still have play then the steering gear would need to be replaced. No adjustment that I can find. Here is a good article.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I found that. It shows the rack guide with a jam ring\nut and what looks like a preload adjustment but can find no info on proper prcedure???
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 1 month ago.

Do you still have end play and need further advice?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
peter,
With the left inner rack boot off you can see the rack shaft move back and forth against the pinion?! Looks like an adjustment there with the rack guide but can find no written procedure for it?
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 1 month ago.

Is this when you extend the rack end fully out to the left and wiggle it up and down there is play at the rack where the shaft goes in?

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