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Well, number 3 arrived so a "normal" car won't do anymore. Picked up this very tidy Estima S Package van recently.. We decided to go for the pilot seat middle row so the kids could get through to the back set without having to worry about flipping the seat forward. Also gives us the ability to fold away the 3rd row and use the middle as recliners on long trips without the kids (unlikely to happen! :) )
Twin electric doors Auto park feature AFS lights (change direction with steering?) Panoramic Sound System (with rear monitor) Factory 18" wheels Just picked up a full english manual for it from the JPNZ site, $50 well spent.
So on trying to get my alignment done, I am told my steering system is all seized up and my alignment is majorly out, thus chewing away my tyres. The existing parts are totally seized and apparently no amount of leverage, heat etc will get them apart: thus I am told I need to replace the "steering rack end" and "tie rod end". Neither of these appear in the mechanic's database, and Toyota says they have none, and have never supplied any into Australia. Can anyone recommend a source for such parts, or know of any equivalent model with the same parts?
Any help appreciated.
Vehicle = 2001 Estima MCR40
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