100 series power steering pump failure?

Submitted: Friday, May 12, 2006 at 10:59
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We have a leak with the power steering and toyota dealer has offerred to replace power steering pump etc at half cost. Would still cost us approx $400. We believe that toyota should replace this fully without charge - leak was obvious whilst still in warranty - and anyway, wouldn't a power steering system still be absolutely fine after only 70,000kms??? Our question to Toyoya if we paid to have this replaced would be: do we only expect this one to last 70,000 klms???

Is there industry knowledge about 100 series diesel 2002 model having a power steering problem or do we have a one-off? I have spent an hour trying to get info from the net, but decided to ask here. (No comparisons of Toyota to Nissan pleeease....)

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Dave
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Reply By: Longreach - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:22

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:22
70,000 sounds a bit early but I have to ask, if the leak was obvious during warranty, why wasn't it dealt with then ?
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Reply By: shaggy - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:56

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:56
Hi,
I am on my second pump, in a 1hz motor 300,000 km. The thing leaks on the front diff, and looses some power assistance when fluid levels get low. It is an easy fix, costs less then two dollars for the o rings. Three bolts pull it apart. Mine was a b@tch to get to because half the drive shafts of the power take-off winch had to come off. Otherwise two bolts attach the pump to the motor and a banjo bolt and hose with hose clamp.The toyota service kit was $80 from memory. This could easily be repaired by any competent mechanic within 1 hours work. May not be worth while replacing the pump at half cost. But if its free on the other hand...
Cheers
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Reply By: fatz - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 13:07

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 13:07
common issue with the 100 power steering. should be done under warrenty.
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Reply By: Ando79 - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 13:16

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 13:16
Same year and kays as mine. So you're out of warranty by years but not by kays. Shiites ya doesn't it? I'd cough up the $400 as they are not obliged to offer you anything. Is it leaking from the top of the pump where the pipe comes in? If so put a spanner on it and tighten it up. Stopped mine from leaking. Otherwise, as was also mentioned, just renew the o-rings. It shouldn;t cost you $400 is you just replace the o-rings.
However, if yota think that its a lot more than just that then perhaps you're better off to take their advice.
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 14:35

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 14:35
Hi Dave
I do not think it is a common problem.
3 "O" ringsand a small seal and you have a overhaul kit
Ray
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 15:26

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 15:26
I had a Master Cylinder go outside of the warranty period, was quoted $4500, and I nearly choked. The dealer wrote a letter to Toyota on my behalf as the dealer said sometimes they will go halves. They ended up paying for the whole thing. I have a loyal history as a Toyota Owner and the vehicle was a 100 series GXV V8. 70,000kms is nothing and I would be wanting Toyota to cover the whole thing.
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Reply By: 100 Series - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 18:50

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 18:50
My 2001 diesel has a pwer steering leak and so does my old mans 1999 diesel GXL. Both have aroung 140-150km.

I had mine repaired under warranty once(they claim they repaired it) and it started to leak again around 12months later, went to see them but the car was out of warranty and so was the 12 months cover for repairs.
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Reply By: 120scruiser (NSW) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 20:49

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 20:49
They all do it.
I do heaps in my workshop.
Just get the seal kit from toyota and do it yourself.
I put them together with rubber grease so hopefully that will keep the o rings moist so they don't dry out and shrink. Haven't had to redo one since.
Cheers
120scruiser
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 21:04

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 21:04
Dave,

If it only needs a seal kit, I'd go that way.

We had a leaking p/s pump in our '97 80 series a year or two ago. Had over 200K clicks on it, and was advised by the parts mgr, to get a shaft as well as the seal kit. Took this advice, and it hasn't shown any sign of leaking yet, in over 50K kms.

Now, 1 hour to fit and replace???? Only if you remember which way all the thingo's go back together.....

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Reply By: bigcol - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 23:17

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 23:17
They don't make them like they used to.

My old 1989 75 series had 700000km on it when i traded it and it never leaked a drop in it's life
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