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I did not lock steering wheel before replacing 1998 4Runner steering rack

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    Thomas Pernice
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    First time replacing a steering rack in my 1998 4Runner. I did NOT lock the steering wheel. I took 4Runner in for an alignment but was told it couldn’t be aligned because steering wheel was not locked and is upside down. I know goofy rookie mistake….Alignment shop wanted $550 to correct this….

    Unless I’m missing something, it seems like a need to make sure the wheels are straight, disconnect rag joint, reset steering wheel in the correct position and then tighten everything back up.

    I am definitely open to any coaching or suggestions if this isn’t correct since I did not lock the steering wheel before replacing steering rack.

    Thanks!

    Thomas

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    college man
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    Hopefully you did not brake the clock spring? I would remove the airbag to check the clock spring and be able
    to watch when turning and setting the wheel straight.

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