Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Car Year: 2005
Car Model: Forester XT
Power Steering Pump Major Problems, HELP!
OK, last night i got my car back from getting the 20G and TGV's installed. Upon starting up the car Ryan at Area1320 tried moving the wheel, and it was accompanied be a terrible power steering pump whine. Also the resevior was just filling with bubbles. He said he'd never seen this before, and all the did was dis connect the resevior line momentarily to do some work.
Now the Power steering is SCREAMING whenever i move the wheel at idle, and it still whines pretty good when i turn the wheel while driving. The resevior is full, and there don't seem to be too many bubbles in there anymore, but it's still screaming. One tech said that there was air in the system and that if i let it sit over night the bubbles would settle and make their way out and i should be OK in the morning. Well it's still screaming and I don't know how to fix it. I'm assuming there's gotta be a major air bubble in the pump or something. How can i take care of this?
Ryan said if it doesn't clear up by tomorrow i can bring it back and he'll take apart the whole system, purge and refil it, but i really would like to avoid driving back to PA to get this taken care of.
Jr Tuned 35R'd 05XT Area1320 Block & IPT Race 4eat