REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- On some models it will be necessary to remove the air cleaner.
- Disconnect the high tension lines at the distributor, then disconnect the air lines at the air valve.
- With a suitable device, suck some fluid out of the reservoir tank.
- Disconnect the return hose at the power steering pump.
- Separate the pressure line at the pump. Some models have a union bolt with gaskets. Discard the old gaskets.
- Loosen the drive belt pulley retaining nut. Loosen the idler pulley and adjusting bolt and remove the drive belt.
- Remove the drive pulley and Woodruff key.
- Remove the power steering pump. Some models have an O-ring, discard the old O-ring.
- On the O-ring type, coat the O-ring with power steering fluid, then install it to the pump assembly.
- Install the pump in its bracket, then tighten the nuts to 27-29 ft. lbs. (36-39 Nm).
- Install the drive pulley and belt. Tighten the pulley bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm) and check the drive belt tension.
- Attach the pressure line to the pump; tighten the flare nut to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm), and the union bolt with new gaskets to 42 ft. lbs. (56 Nm).
- Connect the return hose.
- Connect the air hoses and the high tension leads.
- If removed, install the air cleaner.
- Fill the reservoir with fluid, bleed the system and check for leaks.
- Check the fluid level in the reservoir. It should be at the correct level (HOT or COLD) depending on engine temperature.
- Start the engine and run it below 1000 rpm.
- Turn the steering wheel from lock-to-lock 3 or 4 times.
- Shut the engine OFF . Connect a clear plastic tube to the bleeder port on the steering gearbox. Place the other end of the tube in a container of power steering fluid. Make sure the end is immersed in the fluid.
- Start the engine again. Turn the wheel lock-to-lock 3-4 times and return the steering wheel to the centered position.
- Loosen the bleeder plug. Observe the tubing; when no air bubbles are seen, close the bleeder plug.
- Inspect the fluid level with the engine running; the fluid should not be foamy or cloudy. Shut the engine OFF and check the fluid level. If level rises too much, try re-bleeding the system. If the problem persists, repair the power steering system.
The RWAL system uses power steering fluid pressure to maintain control pressures in the brake system. While the fluids never mix, air in the power steering system can render the rear anti-lock brakes ineffective.
If the any of the lines or components in the power steering system are loosened or removed, the brake system must be bled as well. Preliminary bleeding of both the power steering and brake systems will eliminate most of the air, but the vehicle MUST be taken to a dealer to have the systems properly bled using the Toyota ABS Checker. Be warned that until this is done, the rear wheel anti-lock brake function may be impaired.