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2000 Outback Power Steering Pump


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#1 Edward

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 11:36 PM

Has anyone had a problem with their power steering pump making a lot of noise and needing replacement. I just changed the belt on ours as it was showing signs of wear and after getting it on, and taking it for a test drive it made a groaning noise as if the fluid was low. I checked the fluid and it was okay. I was wondering if I got the new belt too tight? I loosened it and it still is making the noise, maybe not quite as bad. After having my wife restart the car as I watched the pulley, the pulley started to stop and their is a little play if I try to move it in and out. Does this sound like the pump needs replaced? How tight is this belt supposed to be? Is this a hard job replacing this pump? Is there any other issues to be concerned about?

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#2 tunered

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 02:06 AM

if that pump was allright before you changed the belt it has to be a loose belt.

#3 brus brother

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 04:14 AM

I have a 2000 Legacy an seem to remember a recall on the PS system. Sorry but I can't remember which aspect. Check SOA or NHTSA here in USA.

#4 2000 Subaru Outback

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 09:39 PM

We just had a very similar problem with our 2000 Outback. We had a belt installed at a local Goodyear store and the exact same problem occurred so we took it back and they told us it was a bad pump.....I am interested to hear any feedback you get. I have since located a used pump and am trying to find instructions for installation as I definately won't take it back to the Goodyear store for repair.




Has anyone had a problem with their power steering pump making a lot of noise and needing replacement. I just changed the belt on ours as it was showing signs of wear and after getting it on, and taking it for a test drive it made a groaning noise as if the fluid was low. I checked the fluid and it was okay. I was wondering if I got the new belt too tight? I loosened it and it still is making the noise, maybe not quite as bad. After having my wife restart the car as I watched the pulley, the pulley started to stop and their is a little play if I try to move it in and out. Does this sound like the pump needs replaced? How tight is this belt supposed to be? Is this a hard job replacing this pump? Is there any other issues to be concerned about?

Thanks..






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