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Querstion. by Molly Corryfield - Wed, 13 Jul 2016 22:48:06 EST ID:wCw2NNjC No.33992 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I've got a '10 Subaru Forester. Bought it used. Currently at 85.8k.

She's making weird ass noises when I turn hard. Screechy and loud. It doesn't do it every time I turn hard, but more often than not.

Anyone else ever experience this? Power steering issue? Steering column?

< The Subaru in its natural habitat.
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Rebecca Fankinnudging - Wed, 13 Jul 2016 23:52:18 EST ID:pH+p3q5r No.33993 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I have the same problem with my 2005 outback, I've been told it is a problem with the power steering belt.
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Esther Connerwater - Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:32:31 EST ID:9m39ZfKZ No.33994 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>33992
Probably the power steering. Happens to a lot of cars
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Jarvis Bavingfuck - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:06:04 EST ID:wCw2NNjC No.34040 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>33993

How costly was the repair?
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Shitting Sebberdock - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:32:31 EST ID:5/+NZfJP No.34043 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>33993
>>34040
>Power Steering Belt.
>Costing any amount of money.

I'm glad I ride in 30 year old pieces of shit because when something breaks every month, I can do it and it costs like 10-20 dollars. I can't imagine having a car where you have to remove the rear seats to change the battery or drop the engine to change spark plugs.
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Martin Sesslened - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:30 EST ID:CwR8v7+0 No.34046 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>33992
it's the power steering.
Happens to literally every fucking car with power steering, sooner on Subarus.
Not that costly to fix.
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David Turveydale - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:50:41 EST ID:5ccczi6G No.34047 Ignore Report Quick Reply
could be the wheel hub. those will run you ~400 a wheel installed. You prob only need 1 but the others are not far behind.
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Lillian Brobblechig - Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:02:22 EST ID:L+nFZ21u No.34054 Ignore Report Quick Reply
An Ode to Power Steering

Never Turn On Full Lock
Never Turn The Steering Without Wheel Rotation

are there others?
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Barnaby Bivingmork - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:25:22 EST ID:LO8Sgj5b No.34061 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34054
>Never Turn On Full Lock
nigga why? Sometimes you just gotta use the full lock especially when parking a sporty car. Idk mine becomes harder to turn and slower near the lock so there's nothing agressive about it.
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Caroline Pugglefoot - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:52:31 EST ID:fCMsA3/q No.34063 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34061
works the power steering real hard. why do you think the belt usually starts slipping here? no es bueno
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Sidney Crittinglock - Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:02:01 EST ID:LO8Sgj5b No.34070 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34063
Yeah but it's inevitable, like i think using full lock is just proper usage.
Obviously you're a shit driver if you do it a lot but never using it is kinda stupid as, say, you can park in a place in one go using full lock while you could go back and forth forever if you never used just the right steering angle.
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Molly Benningfoot - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:38:15 EST ID:yphWTj1J No.34074 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>34070
I think it's like if the alignment is bent or some bushings are gone you could overload the steering. I don't drive around in a fancy car on full lock like some people

anyway I still never use full lock.
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Polly Bardshaw - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:40:42 EST ID:aKg501En No.34084 Ignore Report Quick Reply
just add the right fluid to power steering.
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Fanny Gerryhire - Tue, 02 Aug 2016 03:45:04 EST ID:t+hvppCJ No.34123 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Subaru guru here. Air in the loop, open the power steering reservoir and look inside, have someone turn the wheel lock to lock, if you see air bubbles there's your problem. Common subaru fault but cheap to fix.

2 most common locations for this, the orings ontop of the power steering pump, on the plastic inlet piece, get crusty and allow air to get sucked in, other location is the spring clamps that hold the hoses to the reservoir itself, they don't seal very well if it ever gets moved. Slap some traditional worm drive hose clamps on there and call it a day.

I'd do both, cheap >$5 fix and shouldn't take more than an hour. Don't bother doing this if you don't see bubbles in the reservoir when doing the test noted above.
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OP - Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:47:39 EST ID:bMO98eI2 No.35693 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Holy goddamn fuck, I didn't expect this to still be alive.

I'm now at 104k miles. It was my serpentine belt that was paper thin. It was apparently the original one that came with the vehicle. After the replacement, I'm mostly sound free... Except for the rusting heat shield on my exhaust. Still loving the car. It might be slow, it's not the flashy, but it does the thing I need it to do.
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OP - Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:49:16 EST ID:bMO98eI2 No.35694 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>33994

Yup, the serpentine belt was worn down to practically nothing.


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