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Power steering fluid change

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Trifenix, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Dec 9, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    Trifenix

    Trifenix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I decided to change the power steering fluid on the tacoma and avalon today. Both vehicles have 180k on the clock and original ps fluid. I opened it up and started to pump out the fluid...it smelled like burnt ass. Longggg overdue. I pumped and refilled, and turned the steering rack. Did it 3x till fluid was red again instead of burnt brown. There is a good writeup on TTORA if you need specifics.

    Should be good to go hopefully. Don't forget your PS fluids guys! I have 99 so it took Dexron III ATF. I think new toyotas might be different. :D
     
  2. Dec 9, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    :)
    thanks for the thread
     
  3. Dec 10, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    PMK

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    Replaced the oem fluid on my 2010. At 18000 or so miles it stunk and had debris in the rezzy.

    I disconnected the return hose, and captured the fluid while adding new fluid. Once clean fluid was flowing, reconnected and filled the rezzy.

    FWIW, I had the front tires jacked off the ground, engine was started and wheel cycled left / right.

    I used Mobil 1 ATF for fluid. Also added a Magnafine filter in the return line.

    PK
     
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  4. Mar 15, 2015 at 12:43 PM
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    seanmccarthy1

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    Switched mine ....I know little late to the thread
     
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