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Power Steering Leak. 1986 Toyota Cressida

Just bought it yesterday.
Power steering was out.
We put more fluid in it and it leaked out within the hour.
We cannot find the leak.

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The power steering system is very simple check all of these and you will find it. the pump has a high pressure line and a low/ return line. check for leaks in the line fill-up with fluid with some ne inside turning steering when looking for leaks if none in line check rack and pinnion/gear box. Its just (4) components to check Pump, reservoir, Lines(pressureline/ return line) rack and pinion. Good Luck

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I bet you have solved this problem by now, but I have an '86 cressida, and I just went though I bunch of repairs having to do with my power steering. The pump would be the problem if you put fluid in and nothing changes before it has leaked out. I also had to replace th pinnion/gear box. I also have to replace the toe, which I haven't done yet, but will be done soon. all together the cost was $880 not including the toe. I bought the car for $1000 so I almost didn't get anything fixed, but Cressida's are good cars, and I hope this will help it last a few more years. Hope this helped if you haven't had it fixed yet. I would like to know what was wrong with yours though, I kind of feel I was scammed.

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