Friday, March 30, 2012

Toyota RAV4 power steering pump bleeding and replacing?

How to bleed Toyota Rav4 power steering pump.
The procedure to replace Toyota Rav4 power steering pump.

All this details is provided here with appropriate diagrams.

Power Steering Pump
Bleeding Procedure:---

Check the fluid level, add fluid if necessary.
Raise the front of the vehicle and support it with jackstands.
With the engine OFF turn the steering wheel from lock to lock several times.
Lower the vehicle and start the engine.
With the engine idling, turn the wheel to full lock and keep it there for 3 seconds. Now turn the wheel to the opposite full lock and hold for another 3 seconds. Repeat this several times.
Stop the engine and check the fluid level. Continue the bleeding procedure until air bubbles no longer appear in the fluid.

Power Steering Pump
Removal & Installation Procedure:---

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the engine under cover.
  3. Remove the drive belt.
  4. Loosen the clip and detach the suction hose from the power steering pump.
  5. Remove the union bolt and gasket, then disconnect the pressure feed tube.
  6. Unplug the pressure switch connector on the pump.
  7. Loosen bolt A until it is detached from the pump. The bolt cannot be fully removed.
  8. Remove bolt B and remove the pump from the vehicle. 

    Fig. Locations of bolts A and B
To install:
  1. Position the pump on the engine. Tighten the mounting bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  2. Attach the oil pressure switch connector.
  3. Connect the pressure feed tube. Use a new gasket and tighten the bolt to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).
  4. Connect the suction hose and secure it with the clip.
  5. Install the drive belt and engine under cover.
  6. Bleed the power steering system.

These details will help.


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