Toyota Camry and Avalon 1997-2000

Power Steering Pump

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Remove the left and right front apron seals.
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  3. Disconnect the return line. Be careful not to spill fluid on the belt.
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  5. Disconnect the pressure feed line. Remove the union bolt and gasket.
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  7. On the 5S-FE engines, label and disconnect the vacuum hoses from the pump.
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  9. Loosen the adjustment bolts and remove the belt.
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  11. Loosen the upper bolt enough so that the lower bolt can be removed. The upper bolt can not be removed.
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To install:

  1. Install the pump and temporarily tighten the 2 bolts.
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  3. Install the drive belt and adjust the tension. Tighten the bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
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  5. On the 5S-FE engine, connect the vacuum lines removed to there proper locations.
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  7. Attach the pressure feed line. Make sure a new gasket is used. The stopper of the line must be touching the front bracket, then tighten the bolt to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).
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  9. Connect the return line.
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  11. Install the fender apron seals securely.
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  13. Bleed the power steering system.
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BLEEDING
  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  3. Fill the pump reservoir with the proper fluid.
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  5. Rotate the steering wheel from lock-to-lock several times. Add fluid if necessary.
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  7. With the steering wheel turned fully to one lock, crank the starter while watching the fluid level in the reservoir.
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NOTE
Do not start the engine. Operate the starter with a remote starter switch or have an assistant do it from inside the vehicle. Do not run the starter for prolonged periods.

  1. Repeat Step 4 with the steering wheel turned to the opposite lock.
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  3. Start the engine. With the engine idling, turn the steering wheel from lock-to-lock several times.
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  5. Lower the front of the vehicle and repeat the previous step.
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  7. Center the wheel at the midpoint of its travel. Stop the engine.
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  9. The fluid level should not have risen more than 0.2 inch (5mm). If it does, repeat Step 7.
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  11. Check for fluid leakage.
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