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Steering 'cut out' trying to turn into a parking spot

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by szembek, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Dec 1, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    szembek

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    This happened once before about a month ago too. Basically I pulled into a parking lot and went to make a sharp left turn into a spot, and the truck just plain didn't turn when I turned the wheel. I threw it in reverse backed up a little, then pulled forward and tried again and it worked. The first time this happened I thought I was just imagining things because it was a one time thing, but obviously something is wrong. What am I looking at here?

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  2. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    NegroTundra

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    Sounds like the P/S pump is on its way out
     
  3. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    Yeah my P/S pump took a crap at 115K. I never had that problem though.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    szembek

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    I'll probably call and get it in the shop here soon.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    TexasBlue

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    If your power steering pump is weak, it can temporarily loose pressure when the engine RPMs drop suddenly (i.e. letting off while turning into a spot).
     
  6. Dec 1, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    could u have accidentally been in 4x4?
     
  7. Dec 2, 2010 at 5:30 AM
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    szembek

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    Well that's good to know, wonder if a shop will be able to actually diagnose the pump if this is an infrequent problem.

    Nope definitely wasn't in 4x4.
     
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