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1990 Legacy Power Steering Problem Along With Axle Replacement

Power Steering Axle 1990 Legacy Problem

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#1 ThatSubaruKid


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 04:25 PM

So about a month ago I noticed my power steering started to get harder and harder to turn. About a week and a half ago it began to make noise. Last week I replaced the pump and yet still no change. Today I blew an axle...yay me....so as I was under the car checking out my busted hub and axle, I noticed a small tear and the power steering boot. I squeezed it and power steering fluid came gushing out. Does anyone know if this is the cause of the squeeky and difficult steering, or is it something more internal? Also, of anyone has instructions on axle Replacment, that would be wonderful. Thanks guys!

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:36 PM

the tear would have done that so you might want to fix that and as for the axle it should be in the U.S.R.M. and at least for me it is not to difficult to do 

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:52 PM

Thank you do much!

#4 presslab


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:50 PM

So the boot on the steering rack is full of power steering fluid?  That means the seals have failed in the rack, and it's not just the boot; normally there is just grease under the boot and not fluid.  You need to replace the rack.


The MWE rebuilt axles are good.


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