Oil Leak now steering vibration

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Mark
I'm no expert, but I had this a couple of years ago. I investigated the
steering but all seemed to be a ok, then I found the power-steering fluid
container was so full it didn't have room to expand and was fair boiling -
to the extent that it blew the lid off when I was on my way back home from a
night out - I found out later that the last Toyo guy (not the defected from
toyo main dealer here in north Bristol) had overfilled the container. It
solved the vibration straight away - I was concerned because I'd been doing
that year some serious hairpin bends in the alps and those seriously
seriously hair-pin bends were having a detrimental effect on the steering -
it would get so bad I had to stop frequently and let l'beast cool down - it
didn't indicate overheating, but you know when its acting strangely, so I
was very worried.
Of course, it might not do this, but its worth checking your power steering
fluid level, if it isn't this it could be your front drive shaft and even
the CV joint, hope this helps a little. As I said, I'm no expert, and
there's probaly loads of you out there who know better, but its my 5p's
worth!
Regards
Renate
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Sent: 29 October 2006 22:22
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Subject: RE: [ELCO] Oil Leak
Thanks Rod / Brendan
I'll check the levels and see how it goes! It just looked a lot with the
splats to the rear. I have been using the motorways quite a lot so it is
obviously being blown backwards.
Without wanting to go over old ground (I can here the groans already), I am
getting approx 22mpg around town (very hilly area) and about 24 - 25 on a
run. Does this sound OK or do I need a tune up or something?
As you can probably tell, I'm no mechanic, although mechanically minded and
am trying to decide whether to do my own servicing, but am a little
reluctant to finish the full Toy service history.
I also seem to have developed a vibration under load at between 65 and 75
mph. A CV joint possibly? What's the best way to check for this? Also, if
I change the joint, do I need to get the prop re-balenced?
Questions, questions, questions.
Regards,
Mark Hughes
Sheffield, UK
2000 Colorado 3.0TD GX (95 Series), 1KZ - TE, BFG 265/75/16 A/T's
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Sent: 29 October 2006 20:13
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Subject: Re: [ELCO] Oil Leak
Hi Mark
Should't be too much of a problem. Disconnect the propshaft, drain the oil,
take off the flange (might need a puller)remove the old seal and bash in a
new one. A bit simplified but you get the idea. I should wait for your
manual to arrive. Let me know what the manual is when you get it to see if
it's better than mine and I might order one myself. I wonder if it may be
worthwhile changing the other propshaft seal at the same time. My front diff
has a slight weep where the prop goes in but I will just leave that and see
if it gets any worse.
Cheers
Rod
'97 Colorado VX 3.4i LPG
Mark Hughes wrote:
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|I also seem to have developed a vibration under load at between 65 and
75
|mph. A CV joint possibly? What's the best way to check for this?
I assume you've tried the obvious, but in case not ...
.=2E. I was getting bad vibration at exactly that speed, worse under load,
and then I had some new front tyres fitting and balanced.
It is now totally smooth again. If it's a while since you've had the
wheels balanced I'd suggest you try that first - cheap and easy!
Also, following Julian's recent post, how are your tyre pressures?
Christopher Bell
Devon, UK
1HD-FT
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