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Old 12-27-09, 10:14 PM   #1
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I have a leaky steering damper. Does any one know where I can get one other than at the stealership?

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Old 12-27-09, 10:45 PM   #2
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can u be more elaborate on what the damper is? any pic?
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can u be more elaborate on what the damper is? any pic?
On my old Supra it was a chintzy little shock absorber that connected to an inner tie rod. I just disposed of mine.
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Number 9 in the illustration. Yes looks like a shock absorber. Cost 130 to 200 at the stealership

Usually off road (4x4) trucks have them but I guess lexus wanted less vibration to get to the steering wheel. It also helps in better tracking during highway driving so you do not have to correct so often

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Your vehicle�s steering damper is that hydraulic device that is quite similar to a shock absorber and is attached to the steering linkage to basically absorb the road shock and the steering kickback. This performance part is an important component of your auto if you really care about vehicle handling and ease of ride. The steering dampers act as shock absorbers and are specially created to operate horizontally. And acting horizontally, the steering dampers or the stabilizers can reduce vibrations that travel through the steering system to the driver.

The end result can be an increased control, an improved safety, and a reduced driver fatigue. The steering damper is usually installed between the main movable component of the vehicle steering system and its frame. The Monroe Steering Stabilizer Cylinder will deliver a smoother operation no matter what the temperature is. This performance part will also increases control, and this uses stronger materials for a reliable and much longer service.

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I wonder if the supra one is the same
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Old 12-28-09, 08:35 AM   #6
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Not sure if they're available aftermarket. The OEM Part Number is: 45700-50011

Sewell Lexus has them for $127.83 after our Club Lexus discount (CLUBLEXUS)
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Thanks for the part number but 130 for a simple damper is outrageous
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I took the damper off and it definetely is not good. On the damper it has the toyota part number but it also has a PL09 part number with KYB under it. I wonder if it the same as this stabalizer

http://buykyb.com/catalog/product_in...oducts_id=2514

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Hello All, new to the forum here.

I replaced tie rods in/out and ball joints. I couldn't get the damper bracket loose, so I made an executive decision to zip tie the darn thing up and forget about it. It doesn't seem to make too much of a difference but there is some chatter in the steering wheel, that is driving me insane. However, I went with one size wider tires in the front, which might be the source. My alignment guy told me that the LS400 has a lot of camber in it so the damper is there to mitigate the chatter. I'm going to switch back to the original tire size and see where that lands me.
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