Power Steering Leak From Pump and/or Hose on Toyota Camry

The power steering pump and power steering hoses tend to develop leaks, particularly in the V6 models.

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Average mileage: 132,445 (13,000–375,000)
21 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
247 people reported this problem
141 people shared problem details
2007 Toyota Camry88,700
I took my 2007 Camry in for inspection, and they said I needed a power steering arm, because my car was leaking power steering fluid. Their was no power steering fluid leaking on the ground. I had just took my car in for a 85,000 mile check about 3 weeks before and they said everything was ok. My car was only there for 4 hours, the part was $1,093.00 and the labor was $1,012.00. I just though this was to much for labor. Most places charges between $65.00 and $100.00 for labor, I just could believe this. I feel like since I was a women I was just cheated out of my money.
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1998 Toyota Camry157,107
I am adding fluid every two weeks. Upon disassembling the pump there is nothing obvious leaking.
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2008 Toyota Camry59,345
Visitor, 2008 Toyota Solara Camry, 59,345 mi For 2008 Toyota Camry XLE V6 a dealer wants to: Replace power steering rack (leaking at boot), perform power steering fluid exchange and alignment afterward = $1150.00. I need a second option to make sure the leak is not from somewhere else and or to determine it has to be replaced at this high price. 10/01/2012
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2006 Toyota Camry58,715
For 2006 Toyota Camry XLE V6 a dealer wants to: Replace power steering high pressure line (leaking) = $849.72 Replace power steering rack (leaking at boot), perform power steering fluid exchange and alignment afterward = $1309.71 (open estimate on power steering pump). I need to shop around for better price. It is disappointing that Toyota is not reliable when it comes to power steering parts. 8/22/2012
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2003 Toyota Camry75,000
Power Steering Pressure Hose leaking and then replaced, but still leaking, then replaced clamp. Now having problems with noise when steering. I'm being told may have to replace pump or rack and pinion down the road because leak may have done damage. Not happy with this at this mileage, and not very happy with my mechanic, either, because after it was "fixed" for $425 by replacing power steering pressure hose, it was STILL leaking, which is probably when the damage happened, as before it was "fixed" never had any actual problems with the steering - no noise, nothing.
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1991 Toyota Camry135,000
leaking power steering pump. I haven't had it fixed yet, just been adding p/s fluid. I came to this site to see how much it would cost.
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2001 Toyota Camry130,000
Our powersteering fluid keeps leaking. We have changd the powersteering hose several times and the fluid continues to leak after a few days.
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I have 2005 Toyota Camry 4cycle has same issue the power steering makes noise when turning. I am not the original owner I don't know if this cover by the recall?
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2006 Toyota Camry50,000
Dealer reported leaking power steering hose. Cost $280 labor plus parts to repair.
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1998 Toyota Camry156,000
It is very difficult to turn, almost impossible.
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1998 Toyota Camry80,000
Power steering arm start to leaking at 80,000 miles.
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1997 Toyota Camry75,000
Started groaning on startup, more noticeable in sub freezing weather, and increased noise when rotating steering wheel. Noise getting progessively worse. No leaks yet. Original owner, all service at dealership, no accidents.
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2003 Toyota Camry106,397
While doing oil change, High Pressure power steering hose was found leaking. The shop wants $201.08 for the hose, $69.99 for a flush and $85.00 for labor, total $356.07 to replace. Seems like a lot, but after seeing what others are paying, this is cheap ????
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2005 Toyota Camry70,000
Power steering fluid leak
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2005 Toyota Camry90,000
Dealer says power steering linkage leaks. Wants $800 to order the parts.
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1998 Toyota Camry231,000
Leak in power steering system. Keep having to top off fluid reservoir every week.
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2006 Toyota Camry65,658
warranty covered leaking also transmission seal leaking
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2006 Toyota Camry74,000
Power steering leak that had to be fixed.I am now also having to fix a oil pan leak.Will cost 400.00
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2008 Toyota Camry13,000
The Turn Signal and Headlight swith dry rotted and broke and also the dash is melting and console cracking
1990 Toyota Camry184,000
Replaced hoses, clamps, and pump
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