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Power steering pump?


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#1 mudduck

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 10:39 PM

My power steering has become non power steering. It has enough atf . It is real tough to turn the wheel when sitting still or at really slow speed, but above 5 mph or the steering feels normal. Any ideas.

#2 nipper

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 11:17 PM

could just be the pump is shot, or the rack is shot. the cheap route would be to replace the pump from a junker and see what happens.


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#3 shortydp45

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 04:12 PM

This happened to me to and one day the hole shaft with pully flew off never to be seen again.Keep in mind i let mine go for atleast 9or10 months. I would sudjest replacing it.I don't know how much $ you have to work with but a new pump (pump only no res. or pully)i was Quoted $125 at the lowest point.Thats in WA.

#4 cmiller

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 07:24 PM

For about $15 - $25 and a couple of hours of wrenching you can rebuild your PS pump. I bought a new rebuild seal kit from the dealer and a new bearing from McGuire Bearing and now its smooth and doesn't leak believe it or not! :brow:
I think the most important part to replace is the bearing which also acts a the main seal in the pump. My bearing was shot, rough and loose. Now my steering is like new.

#5 mudduck

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 10:16 PM

Cool, going to try to track one down, or at least see what a pump might cost. It has has a real slow leak for as long as I have had the car. What does it take to rebuild the steering pump? Seems like it would be easy.

#6 cmiller

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 11:13 PM

Cool, going to try to track one down, or at least see what a pump might cost. It has has a real slow leak for as long as I have had the car. What does it take to rebuild the steering pump? Seems like it would be easy.



I just used my Haynes/ Chilton manuals and the diagram from the Subaru dealer, and replaced the seals and bearing and thats it. The Haynes had the best walkthrough for rebuilding the pump.

#7 mudduck

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 06:06 PM

The belt had a little bit of squeeling this morning, but didn't squeel the rest of the day, but I found that it was slipping. Tossed in a new belt this afternoon, and the steering is a whole lot better. The belt must have just been slipping on the pump I guess.




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