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Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:00 pm
I purchased my Celica about 8 months ago before I got my drivers licence and I have now been driving the car for a month and have noticed a few problems, when purchased the actual owner left the car at a relatives and I bought it off the guys uncle who never told the power steering didn't work. it hasn't changed in the month driving it although its gotten louder. I took it to a shop that quoted me 2000$ for a power steering rack, power steering pump and new tie rod ends. so I put it up on the hoist at school and sure enough the rubber gators around the ps rack are torn and all gunked up. the power steering pump has a slow leak that drains a full tanks of fluid in a couple of days and im not sure where it comes from but ive read online its a high pressure hose that wears out over time (its a common problem). so I am in need of any help I can possible get and any information. I am new to car mechanics so I don know very much, my plan is to try and source parts and bring them to a local mechanic who can put them in. I will post a picture/video of my ps rack/pump situation later
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:02 pm
IS this RHD or LHD????
If its LHD, then I wouldnt source any used parts...if you need it cheap then go to Rockauto.com...they have a complete PS rack with tie rods for $155. They also have the PS pump, pressure hose and return hose..all you'll need to find are the PS rack bushings. The job isnt that difficult on a 5th gen but it does require proper tools like using line wrenches...
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:09 pm
It's an RC so it'll be RHD.
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:59 pm
Hmm I think I own this car now ....ps pump still has a dip.
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:35 pm
Did you buy it from a guy named Sam in Canada?
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:51 pm
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:52 pm
Then yep this is your car haha
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:57 am
Other then the troubles of importing it. It only had small problems. The sugar cube was literally gone making shifting impossible.
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:57 pm
Good to know. If you know anybody else that wants to import one mine is for sale as well. How did you come across his?
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:14 pm
If yours was for sale when I was up in poco. It probably would have been high consideration. Originally went up there to pick up the RC in poco that I believe you're getting your door from but I wasn't able to get it across the border unless I cut it in half then I stumbled upon this one it was going to take them both.
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:28 pm
Small world, the wreckers told me about an American who wanted to buy the whole car when I was ordering the door, I'm guessing that was you. I would've bought the whole thing as well but they aren't allowed to sell it per the stupid new rules up here.
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:13 am
Lol he told me he wasn't allowed to sell it as a whole to. I told him I wouldn't tell anyone. And he agreed. The problems were with the Blaine Port of Entry. They were a massive pain. So when I brought the other one in I went through Osoyoos Port of Entry. I wanted to go back and get the other car to. But I didn't have anymore time. I had him Ship me a bunch of its parts.
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:51 pm
It's ICBC that they'd have problems with, they're only allowed to sell X amount of the car to a single person now and they're supposed to keep track of what was sold to who. I assume to prevent someone rebuilding a written off car and just swapping the VINs or something. Another wrecker told me what they paid for the car, they're making a killing parting it out.
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