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Old 04-27-04, 08:22 PM   #1
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hello
i have a 92 ls400.
when i start my car it smokes for 4-6 sec only at start, and then it goes away.
any ideas?
thanks
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Old 04-27-04, 09:13 PM   #2
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hello
i have a 92 ls400.
when i start my car it smokes for 4-6 sec only at start, and then it goes away.
any ideas?
thanks
Do a search, because somebody had a thread about this and said it was a bad PCV valve, so look!!!!!
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Old 04-27-04, 11:20 PM   #3
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could just be condensation if it happens only for 4 -6 seconds at start up and doesnt happen thereafter
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Old 04-28-04, 10:41 AM   #5
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I had the same problem and it was do to the PS pump. It takes intake manifold vacuum to control the amount of PS boost. You could replace the vacuum sensor located at the bottom of the pump or bypass the vacuum sensor and plug the intake ports. I did the bypass method and the smoke is gone. Now I don't need to refill the PS fluid every 2-3 weeks. Steering boost is a little less at idle but isn't noticable after a week or two.

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Old 04-28-04, 07:05 PM   #6
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I have a 1993 LS 400 that had the same problem.

I agree with viper-boy. The problem is likely the air control valve located at the bottom of the power steering pump. You could do as he suggests and bypass it; however, the valve only costs about $70.00 and is available at Toyota dealers. The part number is 17630-16040.

I replaced the valve and replaced both of the hoses that run from the power steering pump to the air intake and to the engine (they were both hardened and rotten). That solved the smoking problem, and I stopped losing power steering fluid.
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Old 04-29-04, 02:53 AM   #7
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could be egr leak
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Probably valve seal(s).


Need a head r&R with valve job...pretty expensive
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Old 04-29-04, 06:20 PM   #9
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It could also be the Idle Up Valve
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What color is the exhaust smoke?
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thanks for the info.
and yes i do fill up my PS every week.
the smoke at start is white to light gray.
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