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I have a 2008 subaru legacy outback and have noticed that i have power steering fluid leaking out of the steering box where the shaft from the steering wheel attaches.is there a seal or o-ring that is replacable in that housing? thanks dan

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You will have to see if there is a seal kit avail

Parts store or a dealer

Posted on Jan 12, 2013

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SOURCE: Steering wheel clicks on 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback wagon

steering column bearing sounds like a worn out steering column... jack the front wheels off the ground both sides relieve load on steering wheel to see if it lessens the amount of feel and noise, if it does it shoud be the column bearing, replace bearings or complete column,,, also try with the wheels off the ground and safely supported to manualy steer the wheels by hand and see if you feel in roughness or hear any noises,should some minor resistance but be smooth in it movement if everything suspension and steering component wise is in good working condition... please rate my help.. thanks...

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Power steering pump replacement for Subaru Outback

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.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: leaking power steering gear box 1985 Jeep

if you are taking about the rack and pinion then you might have a hole in it and you'll probably have to replace it. i don't really trust too many of the stop leak formulas

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i bleed my power steering rack on subaru legacy rs turbo

A power steering dosent need bleeding. If you replaced it a week ago and was fine until now then it's not an air problem. Power steering fluid is pumped through the system even when the steering is not being used. Definatly not an airlock problem. Cheer's

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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SOURCE: my 2006 chevy impala has a massive power steering

You can change the seal.But check the shaft for a tram line type grove.If this is excesive then change the pump

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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