2005 Toyota Sienna CE, 105k, New England Area.I owned this van for about 3 years, with no problems. As I pull out of my driveway, I suddenly noticed my power steering felt a little tough, as I made my turn with no noise or buzzing. Since then, turning left/right sure dont feel as smooth as before. I checked my Power Steering Fluid which was clear/clean and noticed no pieces of metal, no lost of fluid, or any visible leaks. The vechicle still turns, but it feels like its turning with half the effort. When turning, the steering wheel doesn't straighten itself out, when releasing the steering wheel. I read that the steering rack's knuckle could be rusted, and that replacing the pump wont fix it. Others still say its my power steering pump. So I took it to Toyota, who tell me the pump is fine, and suggested a power steering flush. I dont know what else to try. Any Suggestions? Thanks in Advance!
Sunday, March 13th, 2011 AT 8:59 PM