Input Shaft Seal to the Steering Gear May Leak on Toyota 4Runner

Problem Description and Possible Solution

At higher mileages (125,000-150,000) the input shaft seal to the power steering gear may leak. It is recommended to replace the steering gear with a quality rebuilt or new unit rather than attempt to re-seal the original unit.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 190,000 (190,000–190,000)
6 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1999
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Noticed noise, checked power steering fluid level, found low. Filled, noise went away. Over time leak turned into hemorrhage. Fluid all over bottom of motor. Sprayed bottom of motor with brake clean and let dry. Turned on engine and saw where leaking.