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Think my power steering pump is going out.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by brian, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Nov 14, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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    brian

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    Checked the fluid level, its good. No apparent leaks, no whines that I can hear. I've gotten to the point that I have to use two hands now at a stop, or slow turn.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Nov 14, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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    After you run it and warm it up take a little fluid out and see if it looks metallic. Maybe try a flush and see if that helps?
     
  3. Nov 14, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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    I could probably figure it out, but its dark now and I'm not going to worry about it until I get back in a few weeks. If I flush it, where would I be finding a drain plug, or should I just pull off the hose on the bottom of the resi?
     
  4. Nov 14, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    I'd be suspect of the lower column u-joint seizing, rather than a pump or rack issue. I've heard of half a dozen cases of this so far, appearantly they aren't sealed very well, aren't greasable, or replaceable. The lower steering shaft has to be replaced, but some penetrating lube helps temporarily to determine if thats your issue, just soak it, and see if things improve. If it does, replace the shaft.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2012 at 6:51 AM
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    That was the problem with mine. i've actually had luck so far just pulling that rubber sheath or whatever it is up and spraying it with grease. i do that a couple times a year and it works well.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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    OP im having the exact same problem... did you get it resolved?
     
  7. Mar 11, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    I was having the same issue and doused my lower u-joint with white lithium grease - FIXED!!!!! I'll include this with my oil changes - thanks guys
     
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