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Old 03 October 2018, 10:17 AM
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The power steering is squealing when cold and then shuddering while trying to dry steer, itís fine when moving and warm. I canít see any leaks and Iím not losing fluid is this just a pump failure?
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Old 03 October 2018, 10:23 AM
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Tighten/adjust your PAS belt up correctly lol
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Old 03 October 2018, 01:05 PM
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You know what I hadnít even considered that as a first option lol
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Old 03 October 2018, 01:26 PM
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You know what I hadnít even considered that as a first option lol
and change your fluid...............
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Old 07 October 2018, 07:43 PM
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Iíve checked the belt although itís not in the best condition itís not loose, there is some signs of a small leak on the connection to the reservoir. But I got the missus to dry steer while I watched and the pump stalls completely the belt squeals at it slips. So iím happy to replace the leaking pipe belt and fluid but do these symptoms sound terminal to the pump?
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Old 08 October 2018, 07:38 AM
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and change your fluid...............
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do this and your symptoms will be cured as I had exact same on my little brothers wrx last year I used comma website and there fluid be sure to use the right fluid due to the additives in it etc

it also effects your battery aswell
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Old 08 October 2018, 12:24 PM
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Ok thanks
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Old 08 October 2018, 12:31 PM
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So is it a specific type of powder steering fluid or any power steering fluid is ok?
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Old 08 October 2018, 12:35 PM
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*Power not powder 😂
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Old 08 October 2018, 02:44 PM
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So is it a specific type of powder steering fluid or any power steering fluid is ok?
Complies to Dexron III spec
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Old 08 October 2018, 03:01 PM
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So is it a specific type of powder steering fluid or any power steering fluid is ok?
go on the comma website put your Reg in and youíll be ok
or if you have a competent accessory shop that wonít throw just any power steering fluid at you as the Subaru one has anti-foaming agents and other additives in that lose there properties over time.
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Old 08 October 2018, 04:51 PM
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So I had a quick YouTube to see if thereís a specific method for replacing the fluid ppl seem to be draining the reservoir with a turkey baster and mixing in fresh? Is that right? Doing that a few times until the mixed oil looks good enough?
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Old 08 October 2018, 05:12 PM
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I took all fluid out of bottle then took bottle off and used a massive syringe to suck it all out jet washed the bottle it had crap on the bottom from being in there over 13years

put bottle back on put new fluid in start car and whilst turning side to side taking any air out of the system with Cap off add more fluid till it’s reached the max line

i did mine after after I did my brothers and it really made a big difference on mine aswell

if yiur not sure give it in to a competent garage pal as it can get messy and a warning the fluid is flammable
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Old 08 October 2018, 05:16 PM
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This is the little syringe I used to take the old fluid out lol!

The pipe where I inserted the syringe
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Old 08 October 2018, 05:22 PM
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Iíll give it a go
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Old 09 October 2018, 10:24 AM
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lol that not meant for oil?



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This is the little syringe I used to take the old fluid out lol!

The pipe where I inserted the syringe
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lol that not meant for oil?
It sucks really well lol!

fluids yes oil in particular not sure pal
I just use the tools that seem appropriate for the job at the time and they do make life easier
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