Last post on Feb 17, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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#1 of 7 Sienna- low power steering fluid
Feb 07, 2009 (6:27 pm)
The power steering fluid in my '05 Sienna was below the add line twice in the last year and I was told that there has to be a leak as the system is closed and you should never have to add fluid...is that completely true as I do not see anything leaking?
#2 of 7 Re: Sienna- low power steering fluid [arodory]
Feb 10, 2009 (7:47 pm)
I have an 06 Sienna LE. In the 35k service, the dealer insisted in having a PS flush (unusual) and not in the service manual. I said no, wrote to Toyota, but they told me every dealer should recommend a service when they decide. Anyway, I checked, and found that it was just under the L line (low) so I bought a quarter (under $5) and completed it.
The dealer told me in my case there was no escape of fluids, so maybe is not that unusual for the fluid to drop in level.
#3 of 7 Re: Sienna- low power steering fluid [nickel]
Feb 11, 2009 (12:54 pm)
Thanks for the reply. Did you need to add fluid again (I added and need to add again...all in about nine months)?
#4 of 7 Re: Sienna- low power steering fluid [arodory]
Feb 12, 2009 (10:07 am)
I would check the fluids at every oil change. The hood's open and it'll be in plain view.
#5 of 7 Re: Sienna- low power steering fluid [arodory]
Feb 13, 2009 (4:30 pm)
Knowing how the economy is, and the need for dealers of getting more revenue, I would go to an independent shop. The can check it for cheap, and if it needs the flush or repair, is going to be maybe $80. It has not needed more fluid (3 weeks).
#7 of 7 Re: Sienna- low power steering fluid [nickel]
Feb 17, 2009 (6:26 pm)
Thanks- I just took it to a local shop who could not find a leak. He said it is a closed system so you should not normally need to add fluid as I have done a couple of times over the past six months or so.