99 Forester steers really hard

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Asked by Mar 30, 2016 at 10:12 PM about the 1999 Subaru Forester Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

99 Forester steers really hard I put a 97 outback pump on it still steers
hard???? The 99 pump has a wire going to it and the 97 has no wire going to
it..but both pumps act same way???

9 Answers

97,165

Maybe it is something else, like ball joints or steering knuckles, could even be a failure in the steering racks valving.

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19,190

Try adding some Lucas Power Steering stop leak it not only stops leaks but also corrects hard steering.

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If it is valving in rack is it fixable or do I have to get new rack??

97,165

It is, but by the time you fix just the valves you have spent enough to buy another rack assembly. And with a replacement rack you get a warranty, something you would not get repairing the valving.

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Sounds like $$$$$$$

19,190

You should try the Lucas first worked great on a vehicle my friend owned as soon as he added it to his power steering the hard steering was gone. I am telling you it is worth a try.

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Should I drain reservoir and fill completely with Lucas or just mixx it??

19,190

If you have somethings like a old turkey baster or take a old spray bottle sprayer and put the straw end into power steering reservoir and spray most of fluid out of the reservoir into a container then fill with the Lucas.

60

I will try..thank for all the quick answers..

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