Yeah, it was sure a life saver for me. My dad did all of the work for me (with instructions from this site)
My smoke on startup issue stopped instantly... that pleased me for sure, because it had got bad. It looked like my engine was blown up when I would first start the car.
Anyone not knowing would have thought so.
Still had a leak... it was the return line. Then my steering started to shudder... then slowly went out. Replaced the solenoid on the rack with a used one from a 1994 LS400... then cleaned the screen in the pump... about 6 days later, my steering slowly came back... good as new again and no leaks.... cost me about $55 after all told.
It cost me $50 in tranny fluid over the past two years it was leaking.
I was about to replace the PS pump... glad I didnt, because that was not the issue.