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Power steering rack 1998 toyota camry

How hard is it to replace a power steering rack on a 1998 toyota camry. Power steering fluid dripping from drivers side boot and have to fill the resevoir every 5 to 6 days. thx.

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I have a power steering leak on my 1998 Toyota Camry.  I have been using over the counter stop leaking fluids, but it has not helped.  It leaks more during the cold weather as oppose to hot weather. Deme 

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Replacing a steering rack is never easy unless you have done it multiple times and will always be diff. from any vehicle

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My power steering in my toyota camry 1992 is very hard to turn however it will be hard to turn for a couple days and then all the sudden something happens (dont know what) and it comes back I had it...


Be systematic about this
- you will have checked the fluid level in the separate P/S reservoir
- check the pump drive belt for tightness. Intermittent slipping can cause this symptom
- if your car has cooling fans hydraulically driven by the P/S pump (some Camrys do, some not) the fault may lie in that circuit. Look to see the fans run when hot and when you have no steering assist for a clue
- is there any difference between left and right when hard steering? If so it points to a faulty control valve

- air in the system will cause this intermittent behavior, but you said the air has been purged out? If not, jack up the whole front end, start the engine, and turn the steering wheel fully lock to lock a few times, checking the fluid level meanwhile
- then, it could be the overpressure relief valve in the pump is faulty. This can be replaced without replacing the pump. You will need a pressure gauge to check this, best done by a steering shop
- then, the seals in the steering rack could be worn, but the loss of power steering should not be just intermittent if so.
More details here
http://www.turboninjas.com/camry/sr.pdf

Apr 05, 2013 | 1992 Toyota Camry V6

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94 Camry steering hard to turn like it has no power steering. It has the rack replaced and steering knuckle replaced


Does the power steering have fluid in it. Is the belt on the pump. With it running take the cap off of the pump and see if fluid is moving around. If u feel the steering knucle is to tight u can also take the tie rod off and see if it turns free. Also go back to who fixed it and say its not right, Make it right. Most garages give 12 month or 12.000 mile warranty.

Jun 14, 2012 | 1998 Toyota Camry

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I have a toyota 1996 camry and I notice that it is very hard to steer and turn the steering wheels. i also notice that there was little or no power steering fluid in the container.


SR you just found the problem a leak in the power steering system, check the floor were you park the car every day, there steering fluid by the driver side the problem is the steering rack, there is fluid by the engine passenger side, pressure line, banjo fitting, return line, and also steering rack, the best thing to do is clean the oily area, refill reservoir drive it and check for a fresh leak.

Jan 03, 2011 | 1996 Toyota Camry

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There is power steering fluid dripping from the passenger side boot covering the rod that connects to the wheel. Could a simple replacement of the boot be the fix, or is there a problem with the main unit...


No, the boot only keeps dust out of the inner tie rod joint--it is not intended to hold back fluid. The rack will have to be rebuilt with new seals. Sorry. :o(

Dec 05, 2010 | 1998 Toyota Sienna

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Power steering pump is stiff on occasion not only in the morning but sometimes during the day also.fluid is at normal level. belts have been replaced last year?


The fluid check valve built into the power steering pump may be bypassing your pressurized fluid back to the reservoir, and not assisting your steering input. You may need a new pump. The only way to know for sure is to have the power steering output checked with a guage set.

Mar 07, 2010 | 1996 Toyota Camry

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I have a 1997 toyota camry that was reported to have a power steering hose leak at 125,000 K and when I took it to another mechanic at 127,000 K he told me that I need a new power steering pump and power...


POWER STEERING PUMP OR HOSE HAS NO SET TIME OR MILEAGE TO FAIL WHEN THEY WEAR OUT THEY WILL FAIL ANY TIME.I WOULD HAVE POWER STEERING HOSE REPLACE FIRST.IF YOUR STEERING WAS NORMALWORKING GOOD BEFORE HOSE RUPTURE NO NOISES OR HARD STEERING.REPLACE POWER STEERING HOSE.BECAUSE POWER STEERING PUMP AND RACK PINION UNIT GOING TO COST RIGHT MUCH.ALSO BY IT BEING A IMPORT.

Feb 15, 2010 | 1997 Toyota Camry

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Leaking power steering pump


Yes Mistydogg, the solution posted here is absolutely correct. And be sure to remove (as much as possible) of the factory power steering fluid from the reservoir and replace with automatic transmission fluid (ATF). Do this a few times during regular oil changing intervals to cycle-out the original factory fluid. The 1995 Camry was shipped from the factory with clear/typical power steering fluid, however (strangely) the factory service manual calls for replacing with automatic steering fluid. Well, it's actually not so strange. ATF has a seal swelling effect that will stop the leaking within your entire power steering system - fast. I ran into the same problem in a big way. The dealer wanted to replace my pump and rack at 50k miles at the remanufactured parts plus labor price of $1,200. I am leak-free today on my same pump and rack at 241k miles having switched over to ATF. Enjoy your great car!

Oct 14, 2009 | 1995 Toyota Camry

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