Mechanics

POWER STEERING STIFF AT TIMES

2004 Subaru Impreza

Steering problem
2004 Subaru Impreza 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Manual 62345 miles

I had the power steering bracket replaced without removing the pump.
The mechanic brought the car back with the power steering making noises and getting stiff intermittently.
I immediatley popped the hood and inspected the tension on the belt. It was overtightened!
Could the tight belt have damaged the power steering pump and caused my symptoms?
I never had any problems before this mechanic worked on my car at his house!
Thanks, in advance!
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Unic66
December 16, 2008.



If the belt was over tightened it could has damaged the pump bearing.

Tiny
Crzydrvr
Feb 23, 2009.
It was the bearing!I replaced th pump and that solved my problem!Thanks for your input.

Tiny
Unic66
Feb 23, 2009.