Need to know how to fix a Camry power steering leak? If you have serious power steering leakage in your Camry, you need to know how to fix the problem. Power steering leaks are best tackled as soon as you see them. If you don't fix a leak for a while, you'll have to keep filling up your Camry with more power steering fluid. Eventually, you'll have to keep buying more and more fluid for your Camry.
To fix your Camry's power steering leak, you will need:
- A cutting tool that can cut through foam jackets
- Narrow down the problem. First of all, you need to know why there is a power steering leak in your Camry. Power steering leaks commonly happen in the hose and in the bolt. You should check these areas to see if the leak is coming from there. Do this by cutting the foam jacket away from the hose. Then, clean up the hose a bit. Now, take a look to see if it's the hose that's the source of the leak or if it’s the bolt. If neither the hose nor the bolt is the source of the leak, try to find out what is. Look around the place where you usually see the leaks. Try to cut at that spot. This will usually take you right to the source of the leak.
- Find ways to fix the power steering leak. The simplest and most cost-effective method of fixing the power steering leak is to use products that are made specifically for this purpose. You can usually find them at hardware stores and car shops. However, if you think it's a really severe problem you can probably take your Camry to a Toyota dealer and ask them to fix it for you.
- Think about how you're going to tackle the problem. If you determined that you'll want to use products that you can buy from a hardware store, then go ahead and buy them. Be sure to do the research before buying a product. Make sure that it is made to fix power steering leaks and not something else. However, if you plan to take your Camry to a Toyota dealer to ask them to fix it, go ahead. That is a sure-fire way to get it fixed completely. Just know that it may be pricier than buying a product that you can use yourself.
- Check to see of the power steering leak is fixed. If you've followed the directions for the particular product you purchased, your leak may be fixed. Occasionally pop in to make sure that no more fluid is leaking. If it still is leaking and you tried the hardware product, then you may want to consider going to a Toyota dealer to get the leak fixed for you.