Subaru power steering pumps always seem to leak after a few years. On my original Impreza I just let it leak until it got so bad I replaced the pump. If I knew I could fix it for $20, I probably would not have picked up that used replacement.
The power steering pump kit is from www.pskits.com. The service was great as was the price. I did run into one snag though as one of the gaskets does not seem to fit. I’ll contact them regarding this or possibly just let it be if it doesn’t leak.
This is my first attempt at rebuilding power steering pump, follow along with the pictures as I describe the process.
3″ socket extension
17mm Wrench or Socket
Screwdriver or something to lock the pulley as you loosen the nut.
Unplug the sensor
Remove the lines
There are three bolts holding it in
Unbolt the lines to allow them room to move out of the way
Power Steering Pump removed
Gasket kit from www.pskits.com
Removed rear of pump
another view, be careful not to lose the little bearings they are very difficult to find when dropped
Another view of the rear
Removing the tank
Install the o-rings and start putting it back together
Locked the wheel with teh screwdriver as I used the wrench on the nut
Circlip remover to remove the circlip
New gasket on the left, old on the right.. not a match unfortunately
Old gasket on the right, incorrect new one on the left