2010 FJ Cruiser Power Steering Reservoir Move

The 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser has a battery tray mount on the right fender. I chose to use this location for my second battery. I also will be installing a 1″ body lift which will stretch one of the PS hoses to much.

Right Fender Battery Tray Mount

Both these items required me to move the Power Steering Reservoir as well as lowering it 1″.

I utilized a section of “L” steel cut to fit where the existing bracket was. I cut the top section off the factory bracket and welded it to the section of “L” steel.

New Mount

Drilled and mounted this new bracket lowered the PS reservoir by 1″ and moved it off the battery tray mount.

New Mount Installed

Time for this mod was about 1 hour and the cost was minimal.



Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 

  3 comments for “2010 FJ Cruiser Power Steering Reservoir Move

  1. dale durham
    August 21, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    I love to see your progress as the “White Knight” comes together. Interesting that they added a battery box, but no battery or battery controller. I wonder what the wisdom was behind that…?????

  2. Jeff
    August 21, 2010 at 11:03 PM

    I’ve seen suspension lifts, but not much talk about a body lift. Is it common and where can I learn more about it? A 3″ suspension lift seems more than necessary and I wonder about the geometry afterwards. Cheers, JS

    • August 22, 2010 at 7:51 PM

      I like the body lift because it provides move clearance for larger tires and also get the body away from the rock rakes and bumpers.

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