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Steering pump or RACK just went out!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by csuviper, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Jun 28, 2016 at 6:56 AM
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    Crap. I was backing into my spot at work and the steering pump started making a grinding noise. Got really hard to turn the wheel. After messing with it more the grinding noise stopped but it is very hard to turn the steering wheel.
    :(:annoyed:
     
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  2. Jun 28, 2016 at 7:03 AM
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  4. Jun 28, 2016 at 7:07 AM
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  5. Jun 28, 2016 at 7:19 AM
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    Ouch. That's a good $400 part right there. Hope it all works out brother. :(
     
  6. Jun 28, 2016 at 7:25 AM
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    I thought I remembered reading somewhere the 2012's had an issue with the pumps going out
     
  7. Jun 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM
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    Could be the steering rack. That is a fairly common thing for lifted trucks.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2016 at 8:11 AM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    To me from what I can tell your pump has failed. Hard to really hear it for sure... any play in the steering wheel than normal? If not bet is pump failure unless you had seal failure in the rack..
     
  9. Jun 28, 2016 at 8:18 AM
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    No play in the steering wheel. Everything was fine. Weekend camping trip to the mountains was fine. Trail was closed so no offroading. Drive in to work this morning was fine. Stop to back into my parking spot and it started making the grinding noise turning in reverse. Played with it some more and the grinding stopped. No noise and impossible to turn the wheel when not moving.
     
  10. Jun 28, 2016 at 8:32 AM
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    No need to tag me for help. :p

    Here's some troubleshooting. Multiple symptoms will point to a common issue. See attached.
     

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  11. Jun 28, 2016 at 8:34 AM
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    Looks like either low fluid or the pump is going out. Chilton says there's a warning light specifically for the power steering system and it can cause the truck to go into fail-safe (limp mode). I suspect that hasn't happened yet.
     
  12. Jun 28, 2016 at 8:40 AM
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  13. Jun 28, 2016 at 8:41 AM
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    Here's the codes related to the power steering pressure sensor.

    Power Steering Warning Light Circuit
    DESCRIPTION
    The power steering ECU is connected to the combination meter via CAN communication. If the power steering ECU detects a malfunction, the power steering warning light comes on. At this time, the vehicle enters fail-safe mode.
     

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  14. Jun 28, 2016 at 8:58 AM
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    No codes. No dash lights.
     
  15. Jun 28, 2016 at 9:29 AM
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    No leaks
     
  16. Jun 28, 2016 at 9:40 AM
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    Pump failure then..
     
  17. Jun 28, 2016 at 9:43 AM
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    That's what I'm thinking.
    Heading to toyota now. Have to use some real muscle to steer.
     
  18. Jun 28, 2016 at 9:44 AM
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    I would replace myself if I had the time. Just don't with a 3yo and 11 week old
     
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    Dang!! Sorry man. Let us know how it goes.
     
  20. Jun 28, 2016 at 11:11 AM
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    Come on Toyota. I expected better. Atleast a toyota.

    image.jpg
     
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  22. Jun 28, 2016 at 11:27 AM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    I still have the original power steering pump in my 1995 Tacoma... lol 280,000 miles.
     
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  23. Jun 28, 2016 at 12:02 PM
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    @LOTSOFTOYS took at look at my truck. So the fluid level on the outside of the reservoir looks like it was full because of a stain. It was actually completely drained into the steering boots.
    The power steering pump is most likely ok. Will have to have the steering rack replaced. This is going to cost me some $$$.:annoyed:
     
  24. Jun 28, 2016 at 12:23 PM
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    Ouch.. seals broke.
     
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    :(:censored::censored::censored:
    Dang, sorry to hear that and to top it off, you got a hippie rental. when it rains, it pours doesn't it?
     
  29. Jun 28, 2016 at 3:40 PM
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    Definitely really sucks Brian.:sorry:
     
  30. Jun 28, 2016 at 3:43 PM
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    @LOTSOFTOYS let me know of a place that sells re-manufactured racks. Its called rackdoctor.net.
    Instead of $1,028 for the rack it will net me $387.95.
     
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