2004 SUBARU IMPREZA POWER STEERING STIFF AT TIMES

  • Tiny
  • Unic66
  • 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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Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 AT 6:43 PM

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

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Monday, February 23rd, 2009 AT 2:47 AM
  • Tiny
  • Unic66
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It was the bearing!I replaced th pump and that solved my problem!Thanks for your input.

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Monday, February 23rd, 2009 AT 12:52 PM

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