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Needing Info on Power Steering Stuff....

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Kuneff, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Jan 12, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Kuneff

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    On the power steering there is a part that is mounted into the pressure line of the pump. What is it called??? Hynes book calls it a Power Steering Pressure Switch, AllData calls it an Air Control Valve....

    I need to know how to check to see if it is working properly, and if ANYONE could help me with a Toyota Part number to that piece I would be extremely grateful. I have spent the last 2 hours searching and have had no luck. This is my last ditch effort before heading to the dealership tomorrow.

    The part looks like a thread in switch/sensor, similar to fuel pressure sensors on other cars.... BUT it have NO wires going to it. Just 2 vacuum lines...


    I am needing to know how to check mine, or a Toyota part number to try to cross over at Napa or Advanced since neither show it on there systems.

    The issue I am having is that my truck is VERY hard to steer at times. Some times its much easier than others.

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  2. Jan 12, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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  3. Jan 13, 2011 at 5:39 AM
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    no one know about this little guy? I can't possibly be the first one with very stiff steering and wondering if its this vacuum control switch...
     
  4. Dec 20, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    Assuming you figured this out, what was the problem? My 05 Tacoma suddenly has tight steering, intermittent tightness through a full turn. Took it to Firestone and they said "Remove & Replace Power Steering Pressure Switch". Can't seem to find much on it. They quoted $119 + $95 labor. Stealership quoted $159 + $140 labor! Seems like something I could remove and replace myself given enough instruction.
     
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