Toyota Land Cruiser 80 Series Power Steering Box

A couple of weeks ago I had an incident that could have been…….. um catastrophic I would say but lady luck was on my side and I thank my lucky stars for that.

This is what happened, one fine Saturday morning while I was driving home from town, I noticed my steering wheel was not centred anymore. It was like almost 45 degrees offset to get my Toyota Land Cruiser 80 Series running in a straight line. Regardless I did not stop to inspect as home was only 5 kms away so I continued my journey home.

Upon reaching home, I did an inspection at the steering rods, column, power steering box etc. I am no mechanic but seems nothing amiss besides a gross misalignment. I then decided to turn the steering wheel lock to lock for further inspection then the 80 Series Power Steering Box just sheared off. Whoa! If this were to give way while cruising at 80km/h on the freeway……. I can’t imagine the carnage and mayhem if any, that follows.

Land Cruiser Power steering box sheared off

Land Cruiser Power steering box sheared off

80 series steering

80 series steering

80 series power steering box

80 series power steering box

Luck was really on my side. Looking back at the picture I took, it seems like the rod from the power steering box was cracked beforehand, already having a weak spot. It was just a matter of time before it gave way.

80 series steering box

80 series steering box

For those who have a Toyota Land Cruiser 80 Series and use it for off-roading or expedition, best to have a look at this power steering box.

 

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