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Power Steering HELP

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by dae1041, May 15, 2018.

  1. May 15, 2018 at 11:20 PM
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    dae1041

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    I have been having problems with my power steering. It started off gradually getting stiff over the course of a couple weeks. After about two weeks my front brake pads went out (not sure if related or just a coincidence) After replacing my brake pads, I went to the dealership for a Diagnostic. They suggested I replace the Power steering pump, pressure sensor and gave me a $1600 quote. I replaced the pump and the sensor my self and still no luck. HOWEVER after getting the power steering flushed, my steering was smooth. BUT only for a few hours and then it started stiffening up. Any suggestions????
     
  2. May 15, 2018 at 11:47 PM
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    Thegr8punkin

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    Hmmmm, sounds like your losing fluid somewhere, have you checked inside the power steering rack boots?
     
  3. May 15, 2018 at 11:49 PM
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    dae1041

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    Levels seem fine but no I haven't checked. I haven't seen any leaks dripping on to the ground.
     
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  4. May 15, 2018 at 11:56 PM
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    Jsena

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  5. May 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM
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    Thegr8punkin

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    Is it possible you replaced is with another bad pump? I wouldn’t think so but just curious
     
  6. May 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM
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    dae1041

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    It could be possible.. I bought it third party from advance auto parts. Wish
    I could know for sure
     
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  7. May 16, 2018 at 7:18 AM
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    nk1794

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    It's possible you got a defective part but I would try and bleed the system and also check the tie rod ends for grins.
     
  8. May 16, 2018 at 8:07 AM
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    040Tundra

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    On one of my older cars that I sold I had to have the fuel pump replaced 3 times before one worked right. It was frustrating for sure.
     
  9. May 16, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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    UncleJimmy

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    I just replaced the steering pump, rack and lines. You may need to look at the rack.
     
  10. May 16, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    landphil

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    On your steering shaft, just above the steering rack, you will find a universal joint. Soak it with penetrant like PB Blaster, Moov-it, and see if your symtoms disappear. If they do, replace the lower shaft assembly.
     

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