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Old 03-01-2008, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default Power Steering Pump and Overheating

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PSP: Bad high pitch squealing while giving a little gas, deeper pitch when turning the wheel while sitting still. BAD PSP? I drained some PS fluid and added some, but same prob. Got worse and worse over past month.

Overheating: Only changes to the car was header wrap 3 days earlier, and Hallman Evolution BCS add-on the same day. Checked for anything I may have upset during install, found nothing. After normal driving, the temp was over 3/4. I tried the burping procedures (full heater, 3K rpm, cool, top off) and it was full after first cycle (tried 3 cycles). Tried draining and couldn't get drain plug off! Changed cap by turbo (with the pressure release) and still overheating.

People mentioned a cap on the radiator, but none on my 02WRX.

Car doesn't overheat w/o load/driving, and stops just above 3/4 heat. Idle and even revving to 3000 rpms parked, heater or A/C, temps are normal.

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Old 03-02-2008, 09:23 AM   #2
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Subaru sounds like a bad power steering pump

have you inspected the ps belt for correct tension?



re: overheating

02 wrx are known for hairline cracks in the OE radiator
Subaru has since superceded (replaced) the OE radiator with one which has a cap on it

do you smell any coolant - ANY????

you may not see it but if there is a hairline crack
you will get that sickly sweet coolant odor and the car will overheat at times....

been through the same thing on my 02....



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Old 03-02-2008, 04:01 PM   #3
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Pump: When I changed the belts, I just adjusted the tension until it stopped squeaking. It's slightly looser than the AC belt. I'll at it again...

Overheating: No cracks, leakage, smell, etc. I'm going with the thermostat and will look into upgrading the radiator later.

I'm in the process of changing the thermostat (PITA) and the new one didn't come with a rubber gasket, and the old one's hard and warped. Are they supposed to come with the t-stat? I'm stuck until I can get a friend over to go back to the store.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:16 AM   #4
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Fixed! I tightened the belt until it stopped squeaking and I finally got a o-ring that stays on the t-stat during install after 4 trips to the store. Thx Subie Gal!
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Fixed! I tightened the belt until it stopped squeaking and I finally got a o-ring that stays on the t-stat during install after 4 trips to the store. Thx Subie Gal!
yay!!!


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