How can I replace the power steering pump in my 2000 Outback?
January 17, 2013 3:43 AM Subscribe
I have a 2000 Subaru Outback. It needs a bit of work, the most costly of which is replacing the leaking power steering pump... shop says $360. Is this a repair that I can do myself?
posted by roygbv to Travel & Transportation around Portland, OR (5 answers total)
The pump is in a rather accessible part of the engine compartment and seems easy enough to remove. However, given the fluid has leaked out of the pump over the hot engine, I worry that I might need to replace belts / clean the engine somehow to really do the repair properly. I am looking for good reference material on how my 2000 H4 Outback is best maintained, and where to obtain necessary parts and tools.
If you have a similar experience, please share! Am I crazy in trying to do this myself? Time is no issue but cash is tight. I'm good with tools and always interested in learning something new.
Answers appreciated. Thanks, Mefi!