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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:

Lost Communication with ECM/PCM "A" Missing Message (U010087)
DESCRIPTION The engine control unit and the transmission control unit are located inside the ECM. The engine control unit intercommunicates with the transmission control unit with the Controller Area Network (CAN). If there is a problem in this intercommunication, the ECM stores a DTC. ...

Cautions & Notices
CAUTION This is a warning against anything which may cause injury to people if the warning is ignored. You are informed about what you must or must not do in order to reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others. NOTICE This is a warning against anything which may cause damage to the vehi ...

Inspection
INSPECTION PROCEDURE 1. INSPECT TIRES (a) Check the tires for wear and proper inflation pressure. Standard Cold Tire Inflation Pressure: Tire Size Front Wheel kPa (kgf/cm2, psi) Rear Wheel kPa (kgf/cm2, psi) Spare Wheel kPa (kgf/cm2, psi) ...

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