Power Steering in Toyota Camry 40 while driving, directly affects the comfortable and pleasant driving. But, unfortunately, some owners of the Japanese sedan do not pay attention and proper maintenance to this unit. And this is not surprising, because even after 93 000 miles of run (depending on operating conditions), there are no problems in management.
Nevertheless, the fluid in the Toyota Camry V40 hydraulic booster needs to be changed periodically, and in most cases replacement is planned only after problems arise in the steering, for example, an uncomfortable steering turn or the appearance of noise during a turn, which may result in a replacement pump, the cost of which is several times higher in contrast to the price of fluids for power steering, the replacement of which can be carried out without difficulty for an inexperienced car owner in 30-40 minutes.
Over time, the fluid wears out, and after several years of operation it loses not only its original color, but also its lubricating properties, since metal products from friction and wear accumulate in it, and moisture also accumulates.
This problem especially concerns owners of used cars, because it may not be known whether the previous owner changed the liquid or not. In this case, we recommend checking its condition and determining whether it is necessary to replace it by analysis of external factors: if the oil in the power steering tank with a burning smell is dark brown, the replacement must be done as soon as possible.
In the future, every 6200 miles of run must be inspected, and at 25 000 miles of run - to be fully replaced.
The power steering fluid replacement tank in the 40th body is located under the hood on the left side.
With a choice of a liquid for the Toyota Camry 40 hydraulic booster, in difference of selection of oil for the engine, the question is simpler. The manufacturer recommends pouring Dextron II or III (yellow liquid is poured from the Camry 40 factory). Most owners of the Japanese sedan use the original Toyota Automatic Transmission and Power Steering Fluid DEXRON III (number: 08886-80506 or 08886-81250). It is also possible to consider Toyota PSF-EH (08886-01206), Toyota PSF in a 4-liter canister (08886-01005) and Toyota PSF NEW-W fluid (08886-01115) if the car is used in a cold climate.
In the absence of original oils, used analogues from other manufacturers are allowed:
|The brand||Brand of fluid|
|Petro-Canada||DuraDrive MV Synthetic ATF|
|Total||Fluide XLD FE|
|Idemitsu||ZEPRO PSF (16470005)|
|Castrol||Transmax Dex III Multivehicle|
|RAVENOL||Hydraulik PSF Fluid (tolerance Toyota PSF-EH)|
|GT-OIL||ATF Type III|
For a normal replacement, 1 liter is sufficient if the same fluid is added as is currently in the system. Otherwise, a complete replacement by “displacement” is necessary, in almost the same way as the oil change in the Toyota Camry 40 automatic transmission.
The volume of fluid in the system is 1.3-1.4 liters, so that difference (300-400 grams) can cause darkening of the new oil after the first trip. In order to avoid repeated fluid replacement in the near future, it is recommended to turn the steering wheel left and right until it stops with the engine turned off, so the remnants of the old fluid will come out of the steering rack and the entire system.
Fluid replacement is not a difficult task, and for an independent replacement in the garage you will need about 30 minutes: