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???????

60

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

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

11 Answers

5,540

Pulley or body?

6,845

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.

5,540

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

6,845

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.

6,845

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

5,540

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

5,540

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....

60

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???

60

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

5,540

Should be ok.

5,540

I forget....

Your Answer

Forester

Looking for a Used Forester in your area?

CarGurus has 33,273 nationwide Forester listings starting at $1,295.

ZIP:

Subaru Forester Experts

  • #1
    Nick Eidemiller
    Reputation
    3,820
  • #2
    walth
    Reputation
    3,200
  • #3
    lifeson34
    Reputation
    2,690
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Outback
376 Great Deals out of 33,581 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda CR-V
789 Great Deals out of 53,406 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota RAV4
800 Great Deals out of 50,432 listings starting at $1,500
Used Subaru Impreza
187 Great Deals out of 18,861 listings starting at $2,200
Used Subaru Legacy
205 Great Deals out of 14,099 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota 4Runner
265 Great Deals out of 21,370 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Accord
1,030 Great Deals out of 60,523 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Tacoma
594 Great Deals out of 42,094 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
802 Great Deals out of 72,084 listings starting at $1,400

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Forester For Sale
22,416 listings starting at $19,791
2017 Subaru Forester For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 1,976 listings starting at $19,499
2016 Subaru Forester For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 1,136 listings starting at $15,078
2015 Subaru Forester For Sale
99 Great Deals out of 2,659 listings starting at $11,995
2014 Subaru Forester For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 1,189 listings starting at $8,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.