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    Leaky oil sump :(

    Anyone any idea how to remove the oil sump on a 2002, ive got a leak from the gasket (which i believe is just sealant), i cant get to the bolts at the back of the sump as the subframe is in the way, any ideas anyone?

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    From memory, the subframe has to move and then the bolts are accessible, and the sump comes down and "forward" but it's been a long time. I think that even if you could access and remove the bolts without moving the subframe, there isn't too much room there so I don't know how you'd scrape off the old silicone and apply a new bead anyway.
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    i cant believe there isnt holes in the subframe to get at the bolts, there is holes but they dont go anywhere...... removing the subframes a big job, its a steering rack out and power steering fluid everywhere kind of affair. There must be an easier way

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    I suspect there is but I'm senile. Search hard here and on nasioc and check scoobynet while you're at it -- you're right, I could take an oath that there's an easier way but I just can't remember it. I think part of the issue may be that you have to clear the oil pump pickup tube to remove the sump -- but again, I can't remember. If you do search and find it out, post back to let others know.
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    Wait!

    Still there Andy?

    Here's an older thread. I knew I had talked about this before!
    STI oil pan HELP!!!

    Good luck.
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    Thanks! temporarily i think it was leaking just from the bolt holes so i removed the offending bolts and used some threebond 1215 to seal them up. Changed the steering rack bushes aswel, for poly items. Ive got a problem where the first 1/4 to half a turn is really light and unresponsive? any ideas?

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    That could be tough to diagnose, especially remotely. I'd make sure the pump reservoir is full and there are no leaks. Check the belt driving the steering pump. If in doubt, replace with an authentic Subaru belt (but when you said "light" it makes me think it's not the pump but something in the steering or front end instead -- just a suspicion). Check the links and the front end in general for wear and play. If it's not obvious, it could take some digging.
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