Toyota Venza manuals

Toyota Venza: Problem Symptoms Table

PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE

HINT:

  • Use the table below to help determine the cause of problem symptoms. If multiple suspected areas are listed, the potential causes of the symptoms are listed in order of probability in the "Suspected Area" column of the table. Check each symptom by checking the suspected areas in the order they are listed. Replace parts as necessary.
  • Inspect the fuses and relays related to this system before inspecting the suspected areas below.
Steering System

Symptom

Suspected Area

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Steering is heavy.

Front tires (Improperly inflated, unevenly worn)


Front wheel alignment (Incorrect)


Front suspension (Lower ball joint)


Power steering gear (for 2GR-FE)


Power steering gear (for 1AR-FE)


Steering column assembly


Torque sensor (Built into steering column assembly)

-

Power steering motor

-

Speed sensor


Skid control ECU (Built into brake actuator)

-

Battery and power source system

-

Power steering ECU power source voltage and relay

-

Power steering ECU assembly


Poor return

Front tires (Improperly inflated, unevenly worn)


Front wheel alignment (Incorrect)


Steering column assembly


Power steering ECU assembly


Excessive free play

Front tires (Improperly inflated, unevenly worn)


Front suspension (Lower ball joint)


Intermediate shaft, universal joint, sliding yoke (Worn)

-

Front wheel bearing (Worn)


Steering effort differs between right and left or is uneven.

Rotation angle sensor initialization and torque sensor zero point calibration


Front tires (Improperly inflated, unevenly worn)


Front wheel alignment (Incorrect)


Front suspension (Lower ball joint)


Power steering gear (for 2GR-FE)


Power steering gear (for 1AR-FE)


Torque sensor (Built into steering column assembly)

-

Steering column assembly


Power steering motor

-

Power steering ECU assembly


While driving, steering effort does not change in accordance with vehicle speed or the steering wheel does not return properly.

Front suspension (Lower ball joint)


Speed sensor


Skid control ECU (Built into brake actuator)

-

Combination meter


Torque sensor (Built into steering column assembly)

-

Power steering motor

-

Power steering gear (for 2GR-FE)


Power steering gear (for 1AR-FE)


Power steering ECU assembly


A knocking (or cranking) sound occurs when turning the steering wheel while power steering is operating.

Front suspension (Lower ball joint)


Steering intermediate shaft

-

Power steering gear (for 2GR-FE)


Power steering gear (for 1AR-FE)


Noise occurs when turning the steering wheel during low speed driving.

Power steering gear (for 2GR-FE)


Power steering gear (for 1AR-FE)


Steering column assembly


Power steering ECU assembly


High-pitched sounds (squeaking) occur when turning the steering wheel slowly with the vehicle stopped.

Power steering gear (for 2GR-FE)


Power steering gear (for 1AR-FE)


Power steering motor

-

The steering wheel vibrates and noise occurs when turning the steering wheel from lock to lock.

Power steering gear (for 2GR-FE)


Power steering gear (for 1AR-FE)


Steering column assembly


PS warning light remains on.

Proceed to PS warning light remains on


Precaution
PRECAUTION 1. IGNITION SWITCH EXPRESSIONS HINT: The type of ignition switch used on this model differs according to the specifications of the vehicle. The expressions listed in the table below ar ...

Adjustment
ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE 1. ADJUST STEERING WHEEL OFF CENTER (a) Inspect steering wheel off center. (1) Apply masking tape on the top center of the steering wheel and steering column up ...

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Disassembly
DISASSEMBLY CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT HINT: Use the same procedure for the RH side and the LH side. The procedure listed below is for the LH side. PROCEDURE 1. REMOVE REAR WHEEL 2. REMOVE REAR AXLE SHAFT NUT (for AWD) NOTICE: Perform th ...

Motor Circuit Malfunction (C1521,C1531-C1534,C1554)
DESCRIPTION If the power steering ECU detects these DTCs, it will shut off the motor relay circuit (built into the power steering ECU) and stop power assist. However, power assist continues if DTC C1533 or C1534 is stored. DTC No. D ...

Engine Immobiliser System Malfunction (B2799)
DESCRIPTION This DTC is stored when one of the following occurs: 1) the ECM detects an error in its own communication with the certification ECU (smart key ECU assembly); 2) the ECM detects an error in the communication lines; or 3) the ECU communication ...

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