Why is my steering fluid leaking in my Subaru?
One of the most common problems that happens with a vehicle over time is it’ll begin leaking power steering fluid. Your Subaru Forester ‘s power steering fluid runs through your power steering pump, and all throughout the steering system.
Why does my Subaru Outback have a leaking roof?
The problem is that dirt and pollen tend to cake around this area over a period of time so unless you are mindful to keep it clean, some of those dirt/pollen combo pieces can and will break off from the surface, float down and ultimately block these drain holes or hoses.
What causes a power steering pump to leak?
Your Forester’s power steering pump pushes the hydraulic fluid through power steering hoses and through the steering rack or gearbox. It is turned by the serpentine belt attached to the engine. The pump can wear down over time. When it does it can begin to leak power steering fluid under the engine. 3. Rack or Gearbox
Where are the drain holes on a Subaru Outback?
Apparently, all fourth generation Subaru Outbacks (2009-2014) that came with sunroofs have two drain holes near the front. Much like rain a gutter system on a house, the channel between the two drain holes direct water to either side (foam piece in the middle acts as a divider to shorten the traveling distance) to expel water down the hose.
How can I fix a leaking power steering line?
S.U.R. & R. makes hose repair kits that allow you to replace just the leaking portion of the power steering line. That means you don’t have to fight to remove the fittings at the steering rack, pump or cooler. Just cut the power steering line at both ends near the crimp connector. Remove the leaking hose and replace it with a new section.
Where does the power steering fluid come from?
Your Subaru Forester ‘s power steering fluid runs through your power steering pump, and all throughout the steering system. Without the power steering system, your Forester would be very difficult to drive. Most of the weight of the vehicle is absorbed by the power steering system, making it feel much lighter than it really is.