1996 Camry Stiff steering
camrydude2 Member Posts: 4
edited August 2017 in Toyota
have a Toyota Camry from 1996. Has about 240k miles. always taken good care of it. everything runs good except the power steering. It was hard to turn for a few weeks then it went back to normal. Now its hard to turn again. Any idea what could be going on?
I have a gage and shut off valve tool that allows for testing of the pump and the rack. The pump should be able to produce 1200-1500 psi against the shut off valve in the tool and the system should reach just about that same pressure when the steering is turned to the stops. It allows for an either/or test. Not every shop is going to have this tool, let alone already have or be able to create adapters to be able to hook it up to a given car. If you are looking for a guess the steering rack is far more likely to act up like this.