On most Subaru's, the power steering pump is located on the passenger side of the car, next to the alternator. The power steering pump is a rotary vane type pump.
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This guide covers everything you need to know about it including:
- What the power steering pump does.
- How to confirm that your power steering pump is failing.
- How to replace it.
What is a Power Steering Pump and Why is it Important?
A power steering pump is a rotary-vane pump that provides the hydraulic power assist needed to make it easier to steer. If it fails, your car will basically have manual steering, and you’ll have a hard time turning the wheel.
Check out this article to learn more about how a power steering pump works.
What Power Steering Terminology Do I Need to Know?
Are you tackling your power steering pump issue yourself? Or are you having a mechanic take care of it? Either way, it’s important to understand the most common terminology. This guide to power steering terminology is all you need to navigate this issue like a pro.
How Do I Diagnose a Failing Power Steering Pump?
If you’ve got a sneaking suspicion that your power steering pump isn’t working quite as it should, you don’t have to take it to your nearest Subaru dealer. You can confirm the issue right at home as long as you have a pressure gauge and this step-by-step tutorial.
How Do I Replace a Power Steering Pump?
Like diagnosing a broken power steering pump, replacing one is something you can do at home. The process involves removing several parts to reach the power steering pump in the engine bay. This tutorial outlines all of the steps in a clear, concise manner.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the power steering system in your Subaru. Or if you need help diagnosing and replacing a bad power steering pump. We're here to help!