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My name is ***** ***** and my 1997 Camry 2.2 has a power

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Customer: Hello. My name is ***** ***** and my 1997 Camry 2.2 has a power steering leak at the pump area I cannot find. I have replaced the pump and hoses but it only leaks when the car is driven for a while. It will not leak sitting idle, even when the rpm's are raised and the wheel is turned lock to lock.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I have replaced the union bolt seal washers with the joined ones from Toyota several times with no luck. They are thinner than the copper washers.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. As I understand the issue, the power steering fluid is leaking. Are you saying that the leak is visible, after driving, but no leaks are present at idle. Also, where is the leak or you cannot see it? Is this correct?

Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

Hello. DO you still need assistance on this request? Thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
As I said it is at the pump area but the pulley slings everywhere
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

I had a problem like this once a while back. We had leaks at the copper washers. Turns out the banjo bolt was bottoming out and not compressing the washers properly (because they were too thin). Before I did anything else, I would try to locate thicker washers.