Toyotas can be reliable vehicles that last for many years.
However, rust can build up on the components of various automobiles, including Toyota SUVs, forerunners, and Tundras.
This is especially true for those driven near the sea or in areas where large amounts of salt are used to treat the roads.
Power steering problems
Individuals driving these vehicles may eventually notice that the power steering isn’t working correctly.
When checked, technicians may not find any issues with the power steering pump, the rack and pinion, and the power steering cooler.
“Upon further inspection, you can see that the intermediate steering shaft that contains a universal joint is rusted and is starting to seize up, which is making it feel that the power steering is going bad,” Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire Owner Scott Whitling said.
To assist with steering, he explained, the pump and rack and pinion must receive feedback from the steering wheel. The cause of the problem can be incorrectly identified.
“It can easily be misdiagnosed and that’s why it’s important to go to your professional automotive repair facility with ACE certified technicians,” Whitling said.
Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.