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Power steering/cv boot problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dylandercole, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Feb 15, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    dylandercole

    dylandercole [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was messing around the other day spinning some donuts and since then my power steering has been acting up. The power steering fluid was a little low so I added some, the belt is still in good condition, and it only is difficult to turn around 5-10mph. If i havnt driven the truck in a few hours then the steering works fine for about a half mile and then starts doing the same thing. I also noticed that my inner CV boot is blown to hell and spewing grease. I was curious to see if the CV boot being blown would maybe cause binding up that would feel like the power steering was out, and if not would you guys suggest replacing the power steering pump or maybe bleeding the lines?
     
  2. Feb 15, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    dylandercole

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  3. Feb 15, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    Bleed the lines.. Generally you can tell if the pump is bad (on mine is squealed and whined and pissed and moaned all day long) Get that air out ASAP if there even is air in the line.

    As far as the Cv, no. Just replace it before you get to much debris and destroy it.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    Neither...none of that will do anything.. if the CV boot/steering rack assembly is leaking than it's leaking. You need to get that replaced. Mine had the exact same issue as yours, fluid kept getting low, had to refill about every 2-3 weeks, leaking from the boots, hard to steer and noisy after a while. Basically had it replaced under warranty at Toyota. They put in an entire steering rack assembly and front end... I don't remember what the cost was that the warranty company paid but I want to say it was just under $1,000...
     
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