This is a discussion on power steering issue within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i've got an 03 wrx sedan 5 spd and when im at idle-ish rpm's and stopped or going slow it ...
i've got an 03 wrx sedan 5 spd and when im at idle-ish rpm's and stopped or going slow it feels like my car has no power steering, the wheel is ridiculously hard to turn, but at high speeds or if i rev the car it becomes easy to turn again? any ideas?
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going to sound dumb .. but sometimes its the simple stuff.. did you check the fluid? is it making noises? Is it only when cold or warm or all the time? I'd lean on the pump too.. but there could be other factors effecting it.
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SUCH IS MANGO!
have you done donuts recently in the snow?
checked the fluid, that was my first thought, it was slightly low so i topped it off with dexron ATF(thats what youre supposed to use according to my cap), looked for any leaks, none to be found, havent done any donuts in the snow, went down a mud road the other day, which IS when it started, so i thought maybe packed mud under my skid plate, which there was, but i cleaned it out and its still doing it. anyone know how intensive of a job a ps pump is to replace?
I've never done it myself but I've heard it's not too hard to replace. Good luck!
hey, just joined due to similar problems. actually i have the exact smae problem as 'abaker240'. when car isn't moving power steering is not owrking properly, but the only diff is, I did do donuts in the snow (if thats a regularly known no-no, sorry, im new to the subaru world) so obviously i have no idea how resolve this problem, please help.
There is approximately 13 times the amount of pressure at full lock than there is at center. More than likely your pump seals have blown. It's cheaper to just purchase the seals and replace them, but the dealership will probably recommend that you replace the steering pump it's self.
I also am having this exact problem with my 03. Where would I be able to buy the seals for the pump?
I'm not 100% that this is the correct one, but I'd put it at about 80%
Subaru power steering Pump Kits / Impreza / 02 / 2.0L DOHC With Turbo
Just google around. You'll find it. This was with one google search.