Power Steering Pump Replacement

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Gurucrunch
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Power Steering Pump Replacement

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The power steering pump is going out on my 2006 turbo Baja. Everything I can find is saying the part is discontinued and none of the aftermarket parts seem to have the right geometry. The parts interchange also seems to indicate this pump is a unicorn and only used on the turbo models of the baja. Does anybody know of other models of Subaru where this particular pump was used so I can start looking in the junkyards? What about retrofitting a different pump? The alternator belt tensioning mechanism is part of the ps pump bracket so I don't know if that will work. If anybody has some insight on this it would be appreciated.
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Re: Power Steering Pump Replacement

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Looks like you can still buy remanufactured ones
https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/sub ... +pump,7380
https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/ma ... baja?pos=0

It should be the same part on the 03-08 Forester XTs though.
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Re: Power Steering Pump Replacement

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Gurucrunch wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:56 am The power steering pump is going out on my 2006 turbo Baja.
Before you go spending a lot of money, what are your symptoms? Dennis
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Re: Power Steering Pump Replacement

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I have a 2006 Turbo Baja. I replaced the power steering pump with a factory one from Subaru in late 2019 early 2020. From the looks of it, it is the same unit used for many Subarus of the same generation.
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