2005 Toyota Camry Q&A
2005 Toyota Camry Question: Steering knuckle
The steering knuckle shouldn't have a problem unless they suffered damage due to impact with a deep pothole or accident damage. On rear wheel drive cars the steering knuckle contained the spindle that the wheel bearing rides on if the bearing was bad for a while it could damage the spindle but your car is front wheel drive. I would want to know what in particular they have seen as a fault and then contact Toyota Customer Service to see what they say. I work on a lot of Toyotas and haven't heard of this problem. - patrick mannion
Steering effort is very high. Lubricating the knuckle with WD40 alleviates the problem, but only temporarily.
The proper repair for a leaking Steering Rack & Pinion is replacement with a new unit.
can the caliper slide and knuckle rub to make bump noise when i apply brakes
What should it cost to fix: steering:pump, power rack, shaft knuckle, outer tie rod ends, plus labor
Power steering: rack, shaft knuckle, pump, outer tie rods.