Camry Power Steering questions

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Old 25 Jul 2003, 11:02 am   #1 (permalink)
Frantz Dantzler
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My wife's 93 Camry has a strange PS problem. After sitting in the parking
lot all day where she works, she starts to drive toward the exit and the
steering wheel won't turn. After she stops and waits for while, it all
starts to work again. It doesn't happen often enough to be predictable, so I
haven't been able to duplicate it. Sometimes it will work perfectly for
weeks, then suddenly it happens again. Hard to tell if it's weather related:
sometimes it's wet outside, sometimes in cold weather, etc. I checked the
fluid and the belt and all seems ok. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.


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Old 25 Jul 2003, 03:32 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 16:02:21 GMT, "Frantz Dantzler"
<lilacroad@comcast.net> wrote:

>My wife's 93 Camry has a strange PS problem. After sitting in the parking
>lot all day where she works, she starts to drive toward the exit and the
>steering wheel won't turn. After she stops and waits for while, it all
>starts to work again. It doesn't happen often enough to be predictable, so I
>haven't been able to duplicate it. Sometimes it will work perfectly for
>weeks, then suddenly it happens again. Hard to tell if it's weather related:
>sometimes it's wet outside, sometimes in cold weather, etc. I checked the
>fluid and the belt and all seems ok. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
>

My Ford van did almost that except it would turn but stiffly. I used a
turkey baster to suck fluid out of the PS reservoir and replaced it
with fresh. Did this a few times and the problem disappeared. Could
have been coincidence but it was low tech, cheap and easy and might be
worth a try.
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Old 25 Jul 2003, 07:51 pm   #3 (permalink)
Mikey
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how often do you change the power steering fluid? thought so. that camry
uses dexron11 transmission fluid. try using a turkey baster to suck out and
refill a few times. consider mobil1 tranny fluid. the process is cheap.
you'll need to drive it for a while to flush out the buildup.
"Frantz Dantzler" <lilacroad@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> My wife's 93 Camry has a strange PS problem. After sitting in the parking
> lot all day where she works, she starts to drive toward the exit and the
> steering wheel won't turn. After she stops and waits for while, it all
> starts to work again. It doesn't happen often enough to be predictable, so

I
> haven't been able to duplicate it. Sometimes it will work perfectly for
> weeks, then suddenly it happens again. Hard to tell if it's weather

related:
> sometimes it's wet outside, sometimes in cold weather, etc. I checked the
> fluid and the belt and all seems ok. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
>
>



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