Question about 1997 Toyota Corolla
1997 Toyota Corolla. I have power steering pressure (return) that has a minor leak. I want to replace it myself since the mechanic wants to charge 1 hour and 1/2 or work on it. Does it really take that long?
It looks like it should not be that hard. Do you have a diagram or accurate instructions to change it?
The mechanic said he was not going to bleed it because it works any air out. Is that true?
First thing is the return line is not a real high pressure line its just what it says it is (return line) but there is a pressure line, you can tell high pressure line it will have fittings that screw into pump and gear box or rack, with hard line at each end with crimped metal over rubber, low pressure line basicly same except it is usely rubber hose is just clamped on both ends because its low pressure. depending if its got a steering gear box or rack is the deciding factor on how long it takes to chg. rack and pinion will take longer because of wear its located. If he bleeds out the air, thats more labor time whitch means more money, but if you don't, air will go someware and most likely right out wear you put it in, and could make a mess depending on the amount of air is in the system. if your mechanicly inclined i see no problem with you doing this your self. its pretty strate forward if you can see the two ends that need to come off its just a matter of unscrewing them and screwing the new ones back in. an hour or hour and a half is not to far out of the ball park on this if its rack and pinion steering.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
No need to bleed it at all,just turn steering from left to right and its bled.never done one but it depends on whats involved and what you need to remove to get at it.Also over the pond anything thats not come from motor city they dont know how?? to do it.Just like in europe if its american with auto box then its telephone numbers.Dont be scared just get a new pipe and allow a saturday morning to change it but make sure you borrow a set of pipe spanners first,like a ring with a **** in the end so you dont round off the nuts.Think they are either 16mm or 17mm heads.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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