Power steering noise after flushing/changing the steering fluid-Camry 2001

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 26 Dec 2005, 11:10 am   #1 (permalink)
Mark22
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Power steering noise after flushing/changing the steering fluid-Camry 2001

I have a Toyota Camry 2001 4 cyl 64000 miles. Does this car behaves only if
I service it at the dealer? I flushed and replaced the steering fluid at a
station specialized on oil service. They show me that the fluid is dirty
and needs to be changed after 60000 miles. I asked them if the replacement
fluid is the right one for Toyota, they said yes. Two days after the change
when steering, I hear that high pitch noise (it seems that noise comes from
under the hood not from the steering column) and the steering wheel moves
very hard. This happens when steering on both right or left side, not
every time (4-6 times in 10 days) and I think when it is cold outside. The
fluid it is a the right level. What might be wrong? Thank you.

  Reply With Quote
Old 26 Dec 2005, 12:53 pm   #2 (permalink)
Daniel
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Power steering noise after flushing/changing the steering fluid-Camry 2001

loose belt - or, perhaps they spilled a bit of power steering fluid on
the belt surface when flushing - that could also cause it to slip, make
the noise, and not drive the pump properly which would result in
additional steering effort.
Suggest replacing the belt with genuine Toyota part and see if you can
find someone to actually get the tension correct.
May not be as simple as it sounds.
I replaced my own a while back when I did the timing belt, and checking
about a week later, the belt was not sufficiently tensioned according
to the factory service manual.
Can't remember if I had to tighten it again after that.
Should be easy enough to install a new belt such that it doesn't slip,
although if there's residual spilled fluid on the pulley that should
also be cleaned to avoid contaminating the new belt, but actually using
a tension gauge to meet factory specs would be the next step. I suspect
most mechanics do not do this, but the tension in pounds is given and
also listed as a periodic maintenance item, so I set it to factory
specs. By the way, the alternator belt, which has to come off to reach
the P.S. belt, seems like it has to be really tight according to my
Burroughs belt tension gauge to reach the 90 or so pounds listed in the
manual, but if it is looser, and the car downshifts, revs up to higher
speed, you'll see quite a bit of "fluttering" in the belt, so I assume
Toyota has good reason for specifying belt tension in pounds rather
than "push it with your thumb and see if it moves apx. 1/2" "

  Reply With Quote
Old 27 Dec 2005, 08:02 am   #3 (permalink)
m Ransley
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Power steering noise after flushing/changing the steeringfluid...

Many older Toyotas use Transmission Fluid in Power Steering not power
steering fluid, But it should not make a noise, it could be debris
loosened, a loose or oily belt, take it back, read your manual, trans
fluid is Red. The cap on the resivour, it should state what is required
by Toy.

  Reply With Quote
Old 27 Dec 2005, 09:32 am   #4 (permalink)
Rob
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Power steering noise after flushing/changing the steering fluid-Camry 2001

No telling what they put in there at those places..if you dont see any
fluid dripped on your belt, they may have used the wrong fluid.
I buy a quart of toyota ATF fluid at the dealer for a couple bucks and
do this myself with a large syringe. Go back there and find out what
they did. I would go to Toyota and have it done right and get them to
pay for it.

  Reply With Quote
Old 27 Dec 2005, 10:39 am   #5 (permalink)
Jason James
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Power steering noise after flushing/changing the steering fluid-Camry 2001


"Rob" <robmurr@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1135697520.558016.186950@g47g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
> No telling what they put in there at those places..if you dont see any
> fluid dripped on your belt, they may have used the wrong fluid.
> I buy a quart of toyota ATF fluid at the dealer for a couple bucks and
> do this myself with a large syringe. Go back there and find out what
> they did. I would go to Toyota and have it done right and get them to
> pay for it.


Rob, do you replace the resvoir fluid only?

Looking to do mine ('96 4cyl manual)

Jason


  Reply With Quote
Old 27 Dec 2005, 11:11 am   #6 (permalink)
m Ransley
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Power steering noise after flushing/changing the steeringfluid...

I use a turkey baister at your local grocers.

  Reply With Quote
Old 27 Dec 2005, 12:26 pm   #7 (permalink)
Sharx35
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Power steering noise after flushing/changing the steeringfluid...


"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:7570-43B175CB-1064@storefull-3132.bay.webtv.net...
>I use a turkey baister at your local grocers.


Similar to the one that your mother used to enable YOUR conception?


>



  Reply With Quote
Old 27 Dec 2005, 01:33 pm   #8 (permalink)
m Ransley
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Power steering noise after flushing/changing thesteeringfluid...

Probably the same one.

  Reply With Quote
Old 27 Dec 2005, 03:36 pm   #9 (permalink)
Merritt Mullen
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Power steering noise after flushing/changing the steering fluid...

In article <7570-43B175CB-1064@storefull-3132.bay.webtv.net>,
ransley@webtv.net (m Ransley) wrote:

> I use a turkey baister at your local grocers.


I tried that, but first, the grocer objected to me driving my car in his
store, and second, he wanted me to actually pay for the turkey baster.

Merritt
  Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 pm.

Attribution:
Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers



ToyotaLexusForum.com is an unofficial community for car enthusiasts. ToyotaLexusForum.com is not affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation in any way.
Toyota Motor Corporation does not sponsor, support, or endorse ToyotaLexusForum.com in any way.
Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.