8.10104 | Rack and Pinion Bushings | 00-06 Tundra 01-07 Sequoia

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  • 8.10104 Steering Rack Bushings - Tundra and Sequoia
  • 8.10104 Steering Rack Bushings - Tundra and Sequoia
  • 8.10104 Steering Rack Bushings - Tundra and Sequoia
  • 8.10104 Steering Rack Bushings - Tundra and Sequoia
  • 8.10104 Steering Rack Bushings - Tundra and Sequoia
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Steering Rack Bushings - Tundra and Sequoia

Manufacturer: Energy Suspension
Part Number: 8.10104

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  • Energy Suspension warrants its products against defects in workmanship and material for 24 months when used on passenger cars and light trucks. Products that have been abused, altered, or incorrectly installed are not covered. Energy Suspension will replace defective products or component parts, if inspection for factory personnel determines the part to be defective. Warranty replacement covers only the product. Labor claims, time loss, or freight charges will not be honored.
FitmentSteering Rack Bushings - Tundra and Sequoia 8.10104 fits these vehicles:
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8.10104 | Rack and Pinion Bushings | 00-06 Tundra 01-07 Sequoia

Polyurethane Steering Rack Bushings
  • Made of Energy Suspension's HYPERFLEX Polyurethane
  • Lasts many times longer than typical OEM rubber components
  • It will restore and add additional performance to your vehicle, because of the greater durometer engineered into them.
  • Better longevity, handling and control!
Footnotes
  • One Set Will Cover the Left and Right Side

Rack and Pinion Bushings 2000-2006 Tundra 2WD/4WD | 2001-2007 Sequoia 2WD/4WD

These Polyurethane Rack and Pinion Bushings from Energy Suspension will replace the original rubber bushings in your '00-'06 Tundra or '01-'07 Sequoia sharpening your steering and fixing that loose feeling in the steering wheel. Rubber bushings can wear down and degrade over time and affect your Toyota's handling, but polyurethane rack and pinion bushings will increase the responsiveness of your steering.

00-06 2wd and 4wd tundra rack and pinion bushings
01-07 sequoia 2wd and 4wd rack and pinion bushings

Loose Steering?

When you hold your steering wheel steady do you feel some play through the steering column? Is there a lot of looseness when you turn the wheel to one side or another? The culprit is likely the original rubber rack and pinion bushings that have become worn or degraded. If you're driving out on the property and need to navigate between close-set central Texas cedar trees then you want to have control of where your Toyota is going.

The soft rubber suspension bushings that come stock on your Tundra or Sequoia bend and flex to absorb vibration that is passed from the road to the steering wheel. The problem is that all this flexing begins to take its toll on the bushings and wear them down. This can cause your steering to become loose or jerk to the left or right. To restore your steering you need to replace those bushings, but rubber replacements will flex and bend like the originals.

Polyurethane Toughness

For a longer lasting and more durable solution to loose or jerky steering Energy Suspension has manufactured some polyurethane rack and pinion bushings for the 2/4WD 2000-2006 Tundra and 2001-2007 Sequoia.

Polyurethane is more durable than rubber and holds it's shape much longer through more extreme circumstances. These steering rack and pinion bushings will keep the teeth of the pinion aligned with the rack, giving you smoother handling and more response from the steering wheel. Energy Suspension's polyurethane rack and pinion bushings won't degrade with exposure to heat, motor chemicals, and road salts like rubber will and DST backs up these bushings with an exclusive lifetime warranty.

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Energy Suspension 8.10104

Product Reviews for 8.10104 | Rack and Pinion Bushings | 00-06 Tundra 01-07 Sequoia

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Energy Suspension 8.10104

5 out of 5 based on 47 user reviews. Write a Review

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verified_user

starstarstarstarstar" Review 1 Year Later "

They are great!

verified_user Verified Buyer - - . Energy Suspension 8.10104 - 5 out of 5
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verified_user

starstarstarstarstar" Review 1 Year Later "

After a year the rack is still solid, no noise no movement. Good parts, highly recommend as replacement for high mileage originals.

verified_user Verified Buyer - - . Energy Suspension 8.10104 - 5 out of 5
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starstarstarstarstar" Good "

Perfect fit and excellent quality parts. \nThe hardest part is pressing out the OEM bushings prior to installation of these replacements. I used a large C-clamp and some suitably sized pieces of pipe, but you can rent the right pressing tools cheaply from many Auto Parts stores.\n\nOnce thats accomplished, everything goes back together very easily.\n\nThe trick to installing the through bolt in the center bushing (the hardest one to reach, as it installs downwards, from above) is to install the other two then gradually tighten them, checking the fit of the center bolt as you do this, until it simply drops into place.\n\nExcellent product. Very happy. The only improvement I can think of would be more thorough instructions and the inclusion of torque specifications for tightening the fasteners.

verified_user Verified Buyer - - . Energy Suspension 8.10104 - 5 out of 5
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starstarstarstarstar_border" This bushing kit makes the steering rack feel less spongy "

Not all of the bushings worked in my application. The D bushing and LH bushing worked with no problem. The middle mount bushing fit into the rack but it was too thick to slip into the frame mount without modification. Editors Note: I talked to the customer about this issue. He said all of the mounts worked great with the exception of the center mount. He modified that mount only. He had to shave 1/32 of an inch off of the flange side of the bushing. I contacted Energy about this. They have not had any issues with this kit. I did look at the instructions and the middle mount can be very difficult to get the rack aligned.

verified_user Verified Buyer - - . Energy Suspension 8.10104 - 4 out of 5


DST's DIY Installation for 8.10104 Energy Suspension

2001-2007 Toyota Sequoia or 2000-2006 Toyota Tundra

Need help installing your new steering rack bushings? (Energy Suspension part number 8.10104) Here's a DIY for Energy Suspension part number 8.10104 - Thank you Ryan Wolfinger for providing us with this content!


Here's the tools you will need:

  • 1/2 inch wrench with 6 inch extension
  • 19mm socket
  • 22 mm socket
  • Razor knife
  • Hammer
  • Long screwdriver or pry-bar of some kind

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Step 1

You will be removing a total of four bolts/nuts for this project.Take a look at the picture below to see what four you will be removing.

  • Please note the nut that is welded on. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE!

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Step 2

  • Start by jacking the truck up to gain some extra clearance to work with. For those of you who have lifts this probably won't be necessary.
  • Begin by loosening the 22mm nut, use a rubber mallet with the nut loosened on the bolt and use a 22mm socket and mallet (or hammer), tap it a few times to loosen it up. The bolt should pull out freely however if it does not perhaps some PB blaster or heat will coax it out.
  • Remove the center bolt, it is a 19mm, accessed from the top of the rack. 1/2" socket wrench and short 19mm should do the trick. This is the most difficult bolt of the four to remove as space is limited; but as mentioned before, a 1/2" socket wrench and SHORT 19mm are perfect for the job. DO NOT attempt to break the center nut loose as it is welded (see above picture).
  • On the passenger side remove both the 19mm nut and bolt; the U-Shaped bushing will pull away from the rack. This bushing is split (see below) so it is very easy to remove and replace.

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Step 3

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  • At this point the rack should be loose, you might have to use a large screwdriver or pryer to wiggle the rack back and forth enough to get some play in it but what you are looking for is about 2-3 inches of play which is sufficient to replace the bushings.
  • Use a razor knife to cut the lip off the bushings, some say they have used torches to melt them out however I would be hesitant to use that kind of heat on an aluminum rack.

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Step 4

  • Once the lip is gone use one of the 19mm bolts that you removed in conjunction with a 19mm socket (and extension if need be) to pound out the bushings (see picture). The driver side bushing is by far the hardest to remove, the center bushing comes out rather easy.

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Step 5

  • You can see what the bushings look like after removal. They are flared in the middle from the factory and press fit which is why it takes a little elbow grease to remove them.
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Step 6

  • From here you are ready to install your new poly bushings, the bushings are split in two so install half of the bushing, insert the metal sleeve (use white lithium grease to assist in this process) and then install the other half of the bushing. They go in fairly easy so you shouldn't have any problems. The passenger side U shaped bushing just pulls off and installation of the new poly bushing is as easy as the removal, no tools needed.

Step 7

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  • Push the rack back into place and re-install bolts and nuts, torque specs are 123 ft lbs for 19mm, 96 ft. lbs on the 22mm. Take it for a test drive and see how you like it, steering will feel a bit tighter and more responsive, certainly a modification that is worth the $40 and an hour or two of your time.

You are done installing Energy Suspension part 8.10104!

question_answer Customer Questions and Answers


Question:
Will part numbers 8.10104 and 8.10103 fit my 2002 toyota Sequoia?
Answer:
Part number 8.10104 will fit the 2002 toyota Sequoia but part number 8.10103 will not fit.

Question:
Will part number 8.10104 fit my 2013 tundra?
Answer:
No, part number 8.10104 will not fit the 2013 tundra. You would need part number 8.10107 for the 2013.

Question:
Can I purchase parts separately from the kit 8.10104? I need the washer.
Answer:
Yes, you can the washer can be found on this page https://www.suspension.com/bulk-15.03.21.39.

Question:
Are there any installation instructions for part number 8.10104?
Answer:
Yes, you can find the installation instructions for part number 8.10104 at https://www.energysuspensionparts.com/installation_instructions/energy_suspension/17530-8.10104instructions.pdf