Rebuilding the steering on a '98 Taco.
At 100,400 mikes the rack was loose, and the lower ball joints were squeaking.
So, after some investigation I found a genuine Toyota Re-man rack, PN 44200-35042-84, list price $596.00, sold to me at my local dealer for $496.00 plus core charge of $150.00.
New tie rods were $75.00 each - $150.00 - couldn't see a reason to replace the rack and not do tie rods at the same time...
New lower ball joints were $128.00 each - $254.00
Already had poly rack bushings installed - $0.0
Total parts $1050 less core - $900.00
Total for labor, including alignment - $511.00
Total cost $1411.00
Theorectialy the truck should be good to go for the next 100K! With the ICON coilovers set to 2.5" of lift, I doubt the lower ball joints will last that long...
I don't know what to say, but God Bless America.