Toyota Pick-ups/Land Cruiser/4Runner 1989-1996

Power Steering Pump

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



Use only DEXRON®II or its superceding type automatic transmission fluid in the power steering system.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Check the fluid level on the side of the reservoir. If necessary, lift the cap ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... then fill to the appropriate line with DOT 3 fluid



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Fig. Fig. 3: As you can see on this brake master cylinder reservoir the level is slightly low



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Fig. Fig. 4: With the aid of a funnel, there will be little or no mess

FLUID LEVEL CHECK



See Figure 5

Check the power steering fluid level every 6 months or 6000 miles (9600 km).

  1. Park the vehicle on a level surface. Run the engine until normal operating temperature is reached.
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  3. Turn the steering all the way to the left and then all the way to the right several times. Center the steering wheel and shut off the engine.
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  5. Open the hood.
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  7. Remove the filler cap on the power steering fluid reservoir and wipe the dipstick clean.
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  9. Reinsert the dipstick and tighten the cap. Remove the dipstick and note the fluid level indicated on the dipstick.
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  11. The level should be at any point below the Full mark, but not below the Add mark (in the HOT or COLD ranges).
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  13. Add fluid as necessary. Do not overfill.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the filler cap on the power steering fluid reservoir and wipe the dipstick clean

 
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