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Power steering pump replacement for Subaru Outback

What are the procedures for replacing the power steering pump on a 2001 Subaru Outback?

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  • jameszvgr Feb 03, 2009

    I need to replace the power steering pump on my 2002 outback 3.0 6 cylinder. Unsure the steps I need to take.

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REMOVAL

  1. Remove ground terminal from battery.
  2. Remove pulley belt cover bracket.



  1. Loosen lock bolt and slider bolt and remove power steering pump drive V-belt.
  2. Disconnect connector from power steering pump switch.



  1. Disconnect pipe C and suction hose from oil pump. CAUTION:
    • Do not allow fluid from the hose end to come into contact with pulley belt.
    • To prevent foreign matter from entering the hose and pipe, cover the open ends of them with a clean cloth.



  1. Remove bolts which install power steering pump bracket.



  1. Place oil pump bracket in a vise, remove two bolts from the front side of oil pump. CAUTION: Do not place oil pump bracket directly in the vise; use soft pads and hold oil pump lightly to protect the pump.



  1. Remove socket from oil pump.
  2. Remove bolt from the rear side of oil pump.

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Know how do put a new one in

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