Toyota Highlander manuals

Toyota Highlander Service Manual: Problem symptoms table

Use the table below to help you find the cause of the problem. The numbers indicate the priority of the likely cause of the problem. Check each part in the order shown. If necessary, repair or replace these parts.


Suspect Area

Hard steering
  1. Tires (Improperly inflated)
  2.  Power steering fluid level (Low)
  3.  Drive belt (Loose)
  4.  Front wheel alignment (Incorrect)
  5.  Steering system joints (Worn)
  6.  Suspension arm ball joints (Worn)
  7.  Steering column (Binding)
  8.  Power steering vane pump
  9.  Power steering link assy
Poor return
  1. Tires (Improperly inflated)
  2.  Front wheel alignment (Incorrect)
  3.  Steering column (Binding)
  4.  Power steering link assy
Excessive play
  1. Steering system joints (Worn)
  2.  Suspension arm ball joints (Worn)
  3.  Intermediate shaft, Sliding yoke (Worn)
  4.  Front wheel bearing (Worn)
  5.  Power steering link assy
Abnormal noise
  1. Power steering fluid level (Low)
  2.  Steering system joints (Worn)
  3.  Power steering vane pump
  4.  Power steering link assy
1. HANDLING PRECAUTIONS FOR STEERING SYSTEM (a) Care must be taken when replacing parts. Incorrect replacement may affect the performance of the steering system and result in a driving hazard. 2. ...

On-vehicle inspection
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