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New power-steering pump is haunted!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ewitwins, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Aug 13, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    Drede_lander

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    Thanks for the help! What is the full name of the fluid recommended? Is this only a toyota thing/brand? Will see how far I can get before sending an SOS via pm lol
     
  2. Aug 13, 2019 at 12:05 PM
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    96towcoma

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    I usually just use a generic Dextron/mercon ATF. Usually whatever is on sale.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    Wulf

    Wulf dat boi

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    Trail damage

    If you don't want to mess with taking the top off of the reservoir I was able to clean mine out with an acetone bath and then shop vaccing from where the cap goes. Everything came off the screen.

    For fluid I used Valvoline full synthetic ATF.

    I also have added an inline filter and power steering cooler but that's more than y'all need.
     
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  4. Aug 13, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    I thought about going that route but to be honest I found it easier to bust mine apart it was so filthy.
     
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  5. Aug 13, 2019 at 1:22 PM
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  6. Aug 14, 2019 at 5:15 AM
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    I changed the oil and cleaned out the reserviour. The reservouir was not as dirty as I thought but they oil was terrible. My guess is that it was breaking down at high temps. Took it for a test drive and so far so good. thanks for all the input.
     

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