Join Date: Feb 2009
Car: 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5 L non-turbo
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Steering jams, belt squeaks turning wheel at low speed
I have an intermittent problem with the steering, I think only when parking (we park parallel in front of our house) but not necessarily when sitting still, sometimes rolling still. The wheel will lock up (can't turn it at all) and the belt squeaks like the power steering pump stopped spinning. Then everything is back to normal. It lasts for a second, sometimes it does it a couple of times in one parking maneuver, sometimes only once. It does it when the car is cold or hot, sometimes when we're pulling away from the house, sometimes when returning to the house. Summer or winter, but perhaps more in winter. It's been a lot less frequent lately. It is not turned to full lock but I think it's only when making a rapid steering change (like you do when parallel parking).