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Toyota Tacoma 2015-2018 Service Manual: Problem Symptoms Table

PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE

HINT:

Use the table below to help determine the cause of problem symptoms. If multiple suspected areas are listed, the potential causes of the symptoms are listed in order of probability in the "Suspected Area" column of the table. Check each symptom by checking the suspected areas in the order they are listed. Replace parts as necessary.

STEERING SYSTEM

Symptom

Suspected Area

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Hard steering

1. Tires (Improperly inflated)

2. Power steering fluid level (Low)

3. Drive belt (Loose)

5. Front wheel alignment (Incorrect)

6. Steering system joints (Worn)

-

8. Suspension arm ball joints (Worn)

9. Steering column (Binding)

-

10.Power steering vane pump (for 2TR-FE)

11.Power steering vane pump (for 2GR-FKS)

12.Power steering gear

Poor return

1. Tires (Improperly inflated)

3. Front wheel alignment (Incorrect)

4. Steering column (Binding)

-

5. Power steering gear

Excessive free play

1. Steering system joints (Worn)

-

3. Suspension arm ball joints (Worn)

4. Intermediate shaft sliding yoke (Worn)

-

6. Front wheel bearing (Worn)

7. Power steering gear

Abnormal noise

1. Power steering fluid level (Low)

2. Steering system joints (Worn)

-

3. Power steering vane pump (2TR-FE)

4. Power steering vane pump (2GR-FKS)

5. Power steering gear

On-vehicle Inspection
ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION PROCEDURE 1. CHECK STEERING WHEEL FREE PLAY (a) Stop the vehicle and align the tires facing straight ahead. (b) Gently turn the steering wheel right and left by ha ...

Repair
REPAIR PROCEDURE 1. STEERING OFF CENTER REPAIR PROCEDURE (a) Check if the steering wheel is off center. (1) Apply masking tape to the top center of the steering wheel and upper stee ...

Other materials:

Initialization
INITIALIZATION 1. ZERO POINT CALIBRATION NOTICE: Make sure that the front passenger seat is not occupied before performing the operation. HINT: Perform the zero point calibration and sensitivity check if any of the following conditions apply. The occupant detection ECU is replaced. ...

Diagnosis System
DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM 1. DESCRIPTION (a) Smart key system (for start function) data and the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) can be read through the Data Link Connector 3 (DLC3) of the vehicle. When the system seems to be malfunctioning, use the Techstream to check for malfunctions and perform rep ...

Charging Failure
PROCEDURE 1. CHECK GENERATOR PULLEY WITH CLUTCH (ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION) (a) Start the engine and visually check if the fan of the generator rotor assembly located inside the generator assembly is operating. OK: The fan of the generator rotor assembly is operati ...

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