Steering Stiff Spots

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by Will Evans, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Will Evans

    Will Evans Active Member

    Hey Guys,
    Having an issue with my steering and I was wondering if any of you have had the same issue;
    When I turn the wheel it goes from Stiff to Normal back to Stiff and then to Normal again throughout the rotation of the wheel. I have heard that this could be due to the U joint on the lower steering column. I have read on other forums that lubing it up can eliminate this. My power steering pump is not making any alarming noises such a whining when the wheel is turned.

    Anyone ever run into this issue before?

    Thanks in advance,

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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    No, but... I’d check all fluids, if they are low that’s usually because of a leak somewhere. You can try the lubing of the U joints see if that help if not come back and let us know.
  4. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    I had this issue on a silverado. It was the u- joint
  5. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the U-Joints to me.
  6. OP
    Will Evans

    Will Evans Active Member

    It was definitely the U-Joint. I used some SeaFoam Deep Creep and it feels much better. Not binding anymore. I will expect to have to replace this in the next couple years or so.

    Thanks for your input guys!
  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Glad it’s better.

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