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  1. 4Runner 4th Generation (2003-2009)
    I had a really bad leak in the front power steering line. after that was fixed, i replaced the power steering pump and bled the power steering fluid. now, my four runner does not have ANY power steering. It takes all of my upper body strength to even slightly move the wheel. what should i do? is...
  2. Avalon 1st Generation (1995-1999)
    My Mothers car has a power steering leak. She is constantly losing power steering fluid. I was able to trace the leak using a UV dye to the part pictured but I don't know which power steering hose this is.
  3. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hey all! So about a month ago I got into an accident. Thank God, no one was hurt and the damage was minimal. I took my car in to get fixed. Thankfully, insurance came through for the most part. But after bringing my car in to have the mechanical work done, I started experiencing new problems...
  4. Pre-88 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    Hi Folks Want to change my PS fluid but cannot find Dexron or Dexron II fluid Anyone know where I can get it or if a higher Dexron will work LEARY about using other than manual stipulates Thanks Jim 1986 4wd sr5 efi
  5. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    I've got an '07 Camry with now 290K miles. About 3 months ago, my power steering was whining. Checked the fluid level and it was low. Added some ATF and was good to go. I found I had to add about a 1/4 qt every 3K miles. As of last week, I've found I need to add a 1/4 qt weekly...
  6. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    I In doing a head bolt repair on my Camry it appears I pulled the wire connected to the power steering pressure switch out of the connector. My question is, what will happen when I get around to starting the car. There appears to be just one wire to the switch. I have searched for connectors and...
  7. Tundra 1st Generation (2000–2006)
    Thanks all for looking. I have a 2002 Toyota Tundra 4.7 with 200,000 miles on it. I am currently experiencing a cascade of problems. Here are the symptoms: My power steering fluid runs low about every 50-100 miles. The fluid gets grimy over time. A blue smoke is produced on startup, and...
  8. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    W.T.F. The hose connected to the lowest, smaller nipple on the PS reservoir (supply side?) is wet (i.e., leaking) already!! As if the noise when it's cold isn't enough. But looking at Rock Auto, they're not the short rubber hose but a steel line with rubber hoses on each end. Really? I just...
  9. Tacoma 1st Generation (1995.5–2004)
    I just bought my 2003 3.4L V6 taco and have been doing general maintenance before driving up from AZ to OR. I removed my skid plates to do a coolant flush / change oil, and noticed that one of them was somewhat wet and found the power steering line was leaking, and my power steering reservoir...
  10. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    I have a 2009 Toyota Camry. Just yesterday my husband was driving and the power steering went out. No accidents, no incidents. Just out. He put more power steering fluid in it but now all the power steering fluid leaked out. We think there may have been a slow leak that turned into a major...
  11. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I am trying to remove and rebuild my leaking power steering pump. I am having trouble removing the pressurized threaded lines that are running into the top of the pump. I have been able to remove the mounting bolts and the hoses. Can anyone help? I have a 93 Camry XLE with a 3.0 V6. My pump...
  12. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    So my rigid/metal line started leaking again due to rust, last repaired 5 years ago where the upper portion right behind the grill was leaking, back then I didn't know much about car so my GF had it repaired at a garage and they've cut out part of the rusted metal line to replace it with a foot...
  13. General Discussion
    I have an 08 RAV4 sport and recently the steering wheel has been giving me some trouble! When it is quickly turned in either directions (parked or in drive), the wheel locks for a few seconds and then it becomes really stiff to turn in the same direction. The stereo also shuts off when it locks...
  14. Introduce Yourself Here
    Yowling noise: took to dealer because had power steering leak, yowling noise and some new vibration under drivers side floor board. Dealer replaced pump, rack, wheel bearings, CV boots and the power steering pump is still making a failing noise and the yowling is still there...and getting worse...
  15. RAV4 3rd Generation (2006-2012)
    I was driving into a parking space at a strip mall and the engine suddenly went "weak" and the power steering stopped working. I had to manhandle the steering wheel to park it.. Once I shut the engine off, I couldn't restart it. It makes a noise like the starter is trying to turn and I hear a...
  16. Pre-88 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    My rig's an 87 pickup. I have a straight axel with lock right lockers up front. My problem is: when off road, and going down a steep and uneven downhill, It's basically impossible to turn the steering wheel. I just assume that at such a steep angle, there's too much weight on the front tires for...
  17. Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    1996 Camry 2.2, 185000 miles. (update: it was the ps pump. Read on.) When the car is stopped and not warmed up and the steering wheel is turned hard in either direction there is a sticking or hitch in the turn. Sometimes accompanied with a squealing sound. The car steers fine down the road...
  18. Corolla 6th Generation (1988-1992)
    So my power steering is very heavy when my car has been sitting for more than four hours. Even overnight. It was as low as 3 degrees F (-16 C) here in Harrisburg PA last night. I have had this issue for quite some time, and speculate it may be due to old power steering fluid (possibly water in...
  19. Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    I started noticing my wifes 2009 SE was hard to turn sometime back. I finally checked under the hood and saw this. I'm not sure which hose is which but could the clamps be causing the leak? I've got ATF Dexrom III and a turkey baster with plans to try and flush it (the long way) this weekend...
  20. Supra Forum
    So after doing a little searching, all I've really found is people trashing the idea of getting rid of power steering in a mkiii. Well as a track day car mine will not be daily driven so personally i prefer it not have power steering. I've heard of people draining the fluid and pumping the rack...
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