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Power Steering Leak

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by brH8808, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Mar 30, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    brH8808

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    I own a 1997 4Runner SR5 2WD. For the past few months, my power steering has been leaking. Only recently it got to the point that I have to put power steering in it before I drive it every time. I just got under my car to see where the leak was coming from. I don’t know very much about cars at all but I’m trying to learn and fix mine.

    When I got under it, I noticed that it only leaks badly whenever I turn left. It drips constantly even when it’s off- but when i turn it on and turn left, it really just dumps fluid out. when i turn right barely anything comes out. now, i don’t know what it’s called but there is a type of hose that runs to the front left wheel underneath and there’s a hole in it. i’ve attached a picture of the hose i’m talking about. Is this where my leak is coming from? and if so what would i need to replace to stop the entire leak?

    like i said i’m only just now starting to learn more about this car so any helpful comments would be greatly appreciated. :)

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  2. Mar 30, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    Looks like simple hose replacement. I would get a Haynes repair manual though....
     
  3. Mar 30, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    Or is that the boot covering you steering arms?
     
  4. Mar 30, 2019 at 9:18 PM
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    Maxout

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    Your power steering rack is leaking. Needs seal. Or replace with new or rebuilt unit. They are very accessible on the 4runner
     

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