'95 camry p/s steering

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Old 23 Feb 2005, 05:24 pm   #1 (permalink)
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The power steering on my '95 Camry was squealing a few times, and now it's
hard to turn. When the weather warms up, after awhile it's easy again, but
only till it gets cold again. Would that be just the belt needing to be
tightened?
Down this group someone mentions that the fluid might need to be flushed?
Guy at work told me the same thing, I just dont want to be taken for another
$500 ride by Toyota here again, but I do want to keep the car for awhile.
Thanks to all.


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Old 26 Feb 2005, 08:23 am   #2 (permalink)
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Marc70 wrote:
> The power steering on my '95 Camry was squealing a few times, and
> now it's hard to turn. When the weather warms up, after awhile it's
> easy again, but only till it gets cold again. Would that be just the
> belt needing to be tightened?
> Down this group someone mentions that the fluid might need to be
> flushed? Guy at work told me the same thing, I just dont want to be
> taken for another $500 ride by Toyota here again, but I do want to
> keep the car for awhile. Thanks to all.


Had a Buick once that did that, found it was a common problem w/GM and
possibly others.
Problem was a seal inside the steering rack that was degraded to the point
it would allow fluid to bypass when it was cold. After it warmed up and in
warm weather it wasn't as bad. Fix was to R&R the rack, IIRC it's called a
short rack. If you can do the work yourself, you should be able to pick a
reman either at dealer or local parts store. Dealer unit will be a better
quality. Don't forget a flush on ps fluid and front alignment. :-)
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Old 26 Feb 2005, 08:56 am   #3 (permalink)
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I use a meat baister and remove my fluid periodicaly, Mt older camry
requires ATF fluid not power steering fluid, yours may require ATF also

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Old 02 Mar 2005, 05:40 pm   #4 (permalink)
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There, it works now. Changed what fluid I could in the reservoir, that
didn't do anything for a few days, then all of a sudden, it works fine
again.


"Marc70" <marc_70@REMOVETHISyahoo.com> wrote in message
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> The power steering on my '95 Camry was squealing a few times, and now
> it's hard to turn. When the weather warms up, after awhile it's easy
> again, but only till it gets cold again. Would that be just the belt
> needing to be tightened?
> Down this group someone mentions that the fluid might need to be flushed?
> Guy at work told me the same thing, I just dont want to be taken for
> another $500 ride by Toyota here again, but I do want to keep the car for
> awhile.
> Thanks to all.
>
>



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Old 03 Mar 2005, 09:00 am   #5 (permalink)
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Changed what fluid I could in the reservoir, that
didn't do anything for a few days, then all of a sudden, it works fine
again.
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Keep changing the fuild a few more times to get out the rest of the old
fluid.

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Old 03 Mar 2005, 04:48 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Marc70 wrote:
> There, it works now. Changed what fluid I could in the reservoir, that
> didn't do anything for a few days, then all of a sudden, it works fine
> again.
>


Glad you listened to the others before me as you probably saved a couple
hundred in parts. :-)
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Old 03 Mar 2005, 08:31 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Well I appreciated your input, but I always look for the cheapest route
first, hoping that's all it takes.
"davidj92" <davidj92@sigecom.net> wrote in message
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> Marc70 wrote:
>> There, it works now. Changed what fluid I could in the reservoir, that
>> didn't do anything for a few days, then all of a sudden, it works fine
>> again.
>>

>
> Glad you listened to the others before me as you probably saved a couple
> hundred in parts. :-)
> davidj92
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