Toyota and Lexus Clogged Power Steering Reservoir Filter


Filed Under (Toyota Manuals) by admin on 02-10-2011

Clogged Power Steering Reservoir Filter – Toyota & Lexus Toyota and Lexus vehicles with power steering. Noise coming from the power steering pump or reduced assist from the power steering system. Noise or reduced assist may be caused by restriction in the power steering fluid reservoir. Most Toyota/Lexus-style reservoirs have a filter screen at the bottom. Over a period of time this filter could get clogged causing the restriction of fluid. Replace any hose that shows signs of cracking or internal deterioration. Thoroughly flush the power steering system; then remove the reservoir for cleaning as follows: 1. Clean the exterior and interior of reservoir with new power steering fluid or suitable solvent. 2. Blow off the filter screen using pressurized air until restriction or clog is removed. 3. Using a flashlight, check to make sure that the filter screen is free of debris. Note: Contamination may be an indication of internal breakdown of hoses, which must be replaced before operating the vehicle. Failure to replace bad hoses could damage both the pump and steering unit. 4. Reinstall reservoir, referring to the service manual for tightening specs and bleeding procedures.

TOYOTA/ LEXUS Transponder Bypass TYPE 1 & 2 INSTALLS


Filed Under (Toyota Manuals) by admin on 16-09-2011

The 1100X/F-TL interface module is used when installing remote start
products in Toyota/Lexus vehicles equipped with a factory immobilizer.
The 1100X/F-TL allows for easy interfacing between the remote start and
the factory immobilizer, while maintaining the integrity of the OEM sys-
tem. The factory transponder-based anti-theft system uses a small elec-
tronic chip hidden in the key to send a code to the vehicle’s transceiver
when the ignition is energized. The key must be placed in the ignition
and turned to the RUN position. This energizes a coil surrounding the
key, which in turn energizes the chip, which sends a code to the vehicle. If
the vehicle does not detect the code being sent, the vehicle will start and
then immediately shut off or will just crank, and the anti-theft light will
flash. The 1100X/F-TL provides a valid code to the vehicle whenever it is
remote started, but does not affect the immobilizer system during normal
vehicle operation; the immobilizer system remains fully functional