Toyota Highlander 6 2001-06

Removal & Installation

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2.4L Engine



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the right front wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Drain the power steering fluid into a suitable container.
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  7. Remove the right front fender liner.
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  9. Remove the right front fender apron seal.
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  11. Remove the fan and alternator belt. Refer to the Engine Mechanical Section for more details.
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  13. Remove the clip, then disconnect pump hose no. 1 from the power steering oil reservoir.
    WARNING
    Do not spill any power steering fluid on the belt.

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  15. Disconnect the pressure feed tube as follows:
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  17. Separate the connector from the oil pressure switch.
    1. Using a 27mm wrench to hold the pressure port union, remove the union bolt and gasket.

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      Fig. Using a 27mm wrench to hold the pressure port union, remove the union bolt and gasket

    2.  

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  19. Remove the power steering pump, as follows:
    1. Detach the connector from the oil pressure switch.
    2.  
    3. Using Special Service Tool (SST) 09249-63010, or equivalent, and a 14mm deep socket, loosen bolt -A- (as shown in the illustration).
    4.  

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  21. Remove bolt -B-, as shown in the illustration, then remove the power steering pump.

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    Fig. Use the special tool to loosen bolt A, then remove bolt B and the power steering pump

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To install:

  1. Install the power steering pump, as follows:
    1. Temporarily tighten the bolt -A- to the power steering pump.
    2.  
    3. Install the pump and bolt -B-. Tighten the bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Using the special tool and a 14mm deep socket tighten bolt -A.- to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
      NOTE
      Use a torque wrench with a fulcrum length of 13.58 in. (345 mm). This torque value is effective in case that SST is parallel to a torque wrench.

    6.  
    7. Attach the connector to the oil pressure switch.

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      Fig. Installing the power steering pump and bolts

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  3. Install the pressure feed tube, as follows:
    1. Connect pressure feed tube and gasket to the power steering pump with the union bolt.
      NOTE
      Make sure the stopper of the pressure feed tube touches the pump housing sub-assembly front as shown in the illustration.

    2.  
    3. Using a 27mm wrench to hold the pressure port union, torque the union bolt to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).

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      Fig. When installing the pressure feed tube, make sure the stopper of the pressure feed tube touches the pump housing sub-assembly front as shown

    4.  

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  5. Connect the pump hose no. 1 to the oil reservoir and install the clip.
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  7. Install fan and alternator belt.
  8.  
  9. Install the right front fender apron seal.
  10.  
  11. Install the right front fender liner.
  12.  
  13. Install the right front wheel and tire assembly. Tighten the lug nuts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
    1. Bleed the power steering fluid, as outlined later in this section.
    2.  

  14.  
  15. Check for power steering fluid leaks.
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3.0L And 3.3L Engines



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the right front wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Drain the power steering fluid into a suitable container.
  6.  
  7. Remove the right front fender liner.
  8.  
  9. Remove the right front fender apron seal.
  10.  
  11. Remove the clip, then disconnect pump hose no. 1 from the power steering oil reservoir.
    WARNING
    Do not spill any power steering fluid on the belt.

  12.  
  13. Detach the power steering oil pressure switch connector, then remove the oil pressure switch from the union bolt.
    WARNING
    Do not drop the oil pressure switch. If the oil pressure switch is dropped or damaged, it must be replaced with a new one.

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  15. Separate pressure feed tube, as follows:
    1. Using a 22mm (3.0L) or 24mm (3.3L) wrench to hold the pressure port union, remove the union bolt and gasket.

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      Fig. Using a 24mm wrench to hold the pressure port union, remove the union bolt and gasket-3.3L engine shown, 3.0L similar

    2.  

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  17. Loosen the 2 bolts and remove the power steering pump belt.

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    Fig. Loosen the 2 bolts and remove the power steering pump belt

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  19. Remove the 2 mounting bolts and power steering pump assembly.
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To install:

  1. Temporarily install the power steering pump with the 2 (A and B) bolts.
  2.  
  3. Install the power steering pump belt and adjust the belt tension, as outlined in the Engine Mechanical Section.
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  5. Torque bolt A to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm), then tighten bolt B to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
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  7. Connect pressure feed tube, as follows:
    1. Using a wrench to hold the pressure port union, connect the pressure feed tube with the union bolt and a new gasket. Tighten the bolt to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).
      NOTE
      Make sure the stopper of the pressure feed tube touches the front bracket as shown in the illustration, then install the union bolt.



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      Fig. When installing the pressure tube, make sure the stopper of the pressure feed tube touches the front bracket as shown in the illustration, then install the union bolt

    2.  

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  9. Install the oil pressure switch to the union bolt and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
    NOTE
    Be careful not to prevent oil from getting on the connector.

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  11. Attach the oil pressure switch connector.
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  13. Connect oil reservoir to pump hose no.1 and install the clip.
  14.  
  15. Install the right front fender apron seal.
  16.  
  17. Install the right front fender liner.
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  19. Install the right front wheel.
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  21. Install the right front wheel and tire assembly. Tighten the lug nuts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
    1. Bleed the power steering fluid, as outlined later in this section.
    2.  

  22.  
  23. Check for power steering fluid leaks.
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