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Avalon 1st Generation (1995-1999) Specific discussion of the first generation Toyota Avalon

 
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The PS in my 98 Avy is stiff/bumpy for only 10-15 seconds at cold startup. Im going replace the fluid with new. I just wondered if this is normal for 209k, should I be concerned since it clears up before even back out of the driveway. I tried to lubricate the knuckle in the steering shaft, hard to get to, but it dosnt feel like that is the problem.

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My 98 Avalon doesn't do that at 220K, but then I'm in Phoenix, so it's never really very cold..
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Wouldn't hurt to replace the fluid. I can't say if it's normal cause I blew up my PS pump a few winters ago at 180k, trying to get the rear end loose (not very successful, obviously)

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