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  1. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hello all, First time posting on this forum, been following this site for a long time and I'm looking for some advice. 2008 Subaru Outback, 174k miles. About a year ago, I started having power steering issues with my car. Replaced my o ring on top of the power steering pump and I was all set...
  2. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    2011 outback 3.6r here with 287k km on the odo (178k miles). There seems to be some kind of leak near my steering column and I'm not sure where it come from. Pictures taken from the driver side. Steering fluid never been changed and it's right at the low indicator. Anyone have an idea ? Thanks
  3. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Backstory- bought car in spring 2020, had a few issues but all resolved easily. Power Steering has always been weak and I knew it leaked a little, but totally usable. Recently (January 2021) got timing belt replaced by mechanic and had him do new power steering belt and AC belt as well. Few days...
  4. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Subaru outback 2009 while driving the power steering fails. But if I turn the car off & on again the warning light goes away & the power steering returns. But the problem reoccurs over & over after about an hour of driving. So perhaps a heating issue? Battery is fine. Has anyone experienced this...
  5. General Discussions
    2006 Subaru Outback 2.5xt turbocharged. I've been having to top off my power steering fluid and it started to whine. Replaced the pump, with the old pulley and pressure switch. I still have a leaking problem. I believe my pressure switch in the back is bad. I can't find it anywhere online to...
  6. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hello, I have broken my power steering hose bolt. I went to replace the o-ring on the suction hose and when tightening I snapped the 10mm bolt. Also, a lot of fluid went bubbling out of the reservoir after I started the car and turned the wheel lock to lock. I did this 20 times. Please note...
  7. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hello. I experienced a power steering warning light accompanied with loss of power steering on my 2020 Outback Onyx XT yesterday. We left Phoenix in 110 degree heat with 4 adults & luggage loaded. No towing. On our way to Flagstaff we pulled over at a rest stop and as I was parking the light...
  8. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    As the title says, I am looking for tips on how to best remove the PS pressure hose from the steering box. The issue is acces or rather lack thereof - how can I best remove the dual hose? Any help is very much appreciated.
  9. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    my power steering in my 2007 Subaru Legacy Outback leaks all fluid immediately after i pour it in. what could this mean? i recently had a minor accident that caused me to have to replace the inner tie rod o9n the driver side but that appeared to be the only damage. Does anyone have any idea...
  10. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hi guys, i have to ask did anyone had a strange grinding noise from engine when its cold and it goes away when it's warmed up. I engine is hot and off fora few minutes, grinding comes only when its started and gose away quickly. Sound is intermittent and comes in intervals like some idler is...
  11. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    I noticed a pretty substantial drop in my power steering fluid reservoir the other day and topped it off before going on a few hour drive. I had filled the reservoir at dead cold to the Max Cold line and by the time I got home the reservoir was at the Min Cold line (This was while the engine was...
  12. Performance Parts & Accessories
    Is there a substitute beside the orange o ring? I need one today. I'm hoping one of the parts stores will have one. Thanks
  13. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    A couple months ago, I was off-roading on a pretty easy trail and the Eyesight on my 2020 Outback Onyx XT turned off. Within minutes, the power steering also turned off. I pulled over and restarted the car and the issue seemed to have resolved itself. Last month, while off-roading on a moderate...
  14. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    Is this a common occurrence? Last time I installed a new rack, had to replace the pump then could steer. Same thing is happening when I installed a new rack again. New rack is Mavel brand. What's the give? Even the old crap rack with the same pump didn't have trouble steering. Now it's hard...
  15. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    My 2010 Outback 2.5 seems to be having a hard time with its power steering. When I am stopped, if I turn the steering wheel the engine boggs down like it is struggling to supply enough power to the steering pump. When I turn while moving its much better but still feels heavy. I initially...
  16. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    I just paid $5 at the dealer for a replacement o-ring for the power steering suction (inlet) hose adapter. Ouch. So I wanted to spread the wealth by sharing the measurements as I couldn't easily find this info yet on this site. It is simply a silicone rubber "M2x13" o-ring. Inside diameter is...
  17. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    Hello, The switch/ sensor on the back of the power steering pump has popped out. I cant seem to find a replacement for sale anywhere. Looking at pics of new pumps the switch appears to be held in place with a spring nut or crush washer of some type. Anyone have any experience or know how the...
  18. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Power steering pumps leaking from seals seems to be pretty common. I recently developed a very bad leak on my 2006 2.5 OB Limited. Doing some research, it seemed that many people have had the pump leak from the top elbow hose connection. My pump is leaking on the driver’s side face. This is...
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