Toyota Highlander manuals

Toyota Highlander Service Manual: Problem symptoms table

HINT: Use the table below to help determine the cause of the problem. The numbers indicate likely causes of the problem in descending order. Check each part in order. Repair or replace parts as necessary.


Suspected Area

Hard steering
  1. Tires (Improperly inflated)
  2. Power steering fluid level (Low)
  3. Drive belt (Loose) 2AZ-FE: 3MZ-FE:
  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 2AZ-FE: 3MZ-FE:
  9.  Power steering gear
Poor return
  1. Tires (Improperly inflated)
  2. Front wheel alignment (Incorrect)
  3.  Steering column (Binding)
  4.  Power steering gear
Excessive freeplay
  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 gear
Abnormal noise
  1. Power steering fluid level (Low)
  2.  Steering system joints (Worn)
  3.  Power steering vane pump 2AZ-FE: 3MZ-FE:
  4.  Power steering gear
1. HANDLING PRECAUTIONS FOR STEERING SYSTEM (a) Care must be taken when replacing parts. Incorrect replacement could affect the performance of the steering system and result in a driving hazard. ...

On-vehicle inspection
1. INSPECT DRIVE BELT (a) Visually check the belt for excessive wear, frayed cords, etc. If any defect is found, replace the drive belt. HINT: Cracks on the rib side of a belt are considered ...

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