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  1. 2020 Outback Onyx XT Eyesight/Power steering

    Problems & 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...
  2. Power steering pump hard to steer after rack install?

    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...
  3. Power Steering Weakness 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5

    Problems & 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...
  4. Gen 3 2005-2009 Power Steering pump o-ring specs / dimensions 34439FG000

    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...
  5. 2002 Outback LLBean Power Steering Switch/ Sensor

    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...
  6. Rare PS Pump Leak

    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...