When I turn the steering wheel either way it grabs and releases. I've already replaced the rack n pinion and it worked for one day,then right back like it was.


Asked by Mar 16, 2015 at 09:06 PM about the 1997 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XLS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If you did the work yourself, did you properly bleed the air out of the system? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW0Rt_yJTow


yes i did bleed the system 2 times


Is the pump new also?


no,it looked to be pumping find.I can see the fluid flowing in the reservoir. a friend said that the joint in the steering wheel shaft might be bad????


Well anything is possible. The '97 has a ton of complaints with the steering. Didn't notice anyone listing a faulty steering knuckle. http://www.arfc.org/complaints/1997/toyota/avalon/steering/problem.aspx

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