1997 subaru svx loss of power steering

Asked by Robert Nov 28, 2021 at 05:14 PM about the 1997 Subaru SVX LSi AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

power steering suddenly stopped working, the belts are ok the pump spins and
there's fluid in the reservoir up to the designated fill point. but from what i can
deduce the solenoid on the steering pump is not getting any power. what's
worse i cannot find hide nor hair of a fuse for this component. its a confusing
issue to be sure

1 Answer


Hard steering or Non-Assist can result from hydraulic/mechanical failure conditions. very important to know when this conditions occurs. it could be but not limited to: Power steering pump, Steering gear internal mechanism. Pump flow and pressure test may have to be performed. also check: resistance at Vehicle speed signal circuit, Power steering valve solenoid. Thanks.

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