I had the thread about the smoking turbo about a month ago and figured out that the power steering pump was leaking back to the turbo heat shield.
Got to figuring out the power steering pump is about shot and thus, a new question.
Like all of you, I hate going through the dealerships for parts/labor and enjoy doing the labor myself. My question is on my 2005 WRX the dealership gave me their standard "this is changed, this is changed, this is changed", yada yada... If I were to go through NAPA or Checker for the pump they say they can order (at a third of the price of the dealership mind you), would they have the OEM part, or would they be ordering the same one Subaru is trying to sell me? Also, would the new one really require the "new" clamp, bolt, relay, and harness the dealership is hawking for an additional 130 bucks or so? Generally, I throw out most of what a dealership says but I know next to nothing about the power steering pump on this car, so I thought I would turn to the ClubWRX'perts...