does anyone know if i can use a power steering pump from a 1997 outback on a1999 forester??? bolt pattern is same they are almost identical but the 97 is just a little smaller... anybody know???????

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Asked by Mar 28, 2016 at 10:23 PM about the 1999 Subaru Forester Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Pulley or body?

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rock auto says: A-1 CARDONE 215990 Power Steering Pump SUBARU IMPREZA 1997-1998 SUBARU LEGACY 1997-1999 and A-1 CARDONE 215139 Power Steering Pump SUBARU FORESTER 1999-2001 so they're technically not compatible.

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Good catch. May be about 2.2i vs 2.5i app.

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yeah, since 99 went phase 2, I could see that being one possibility.. idk much about the earlier 1.8 and 2.2 or any other previous engines.

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It probably wouldn't hurt to try it (or would it?), but Ern brings up a good point about the pulley as well.

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The pulleys are swappable, but can be hard to remove if old.

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While you're at it be sure to replace the 0-ring at the top inlet hose, as these notoriously leak, allowing sucking air and foaming the fluid. Sometimes adding a thin washer under an older 0-ring can be a quick fix if you don't have a new o-ring. Slightly larger ones from any good hardware store work well too. After aligning the top hose and its ring CAREFULLY torque down the single10mm off- set securing bolt. Stupid design....

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i switched them and it worked but the one from the forester has a plug on it not sure what it is for but the one from the 97 doesnt have a plug but it is working fine...any idea what the plug is for???

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and i did have to switch pulleys....was easier to take pump off from motor with pulley off anyhow...

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Should be ok.

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I forget....

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