|APPLICABILITY:||2000~2002MY Legacy Sedan, Wagon and Outback Vehicles w/ 2.5L Engines|
|SUBJECT:||Power Steering Hose – New Style|
The purpose of this bulletin is to address an abnormal noise (groan) coming from the power steering pump and/or slight vibration in the steering wheel when turning at very low speeds.
PRODUCTION LINE CHANGE
The new style hose assembly was used in production starting in April, 2002 with the following VINs:
|VEHICLES||VINs Affected (Starting number)|
PART NUMBER INFORMATION
|Part Name||New Part Number||Old Part Number|
Remove the bolt (A) and clamps (B) that secure the high-pressure power steering hose (Figure 1) and confirm if the abnormal noise and/or vibration have been reduced. If so, leave the clamps off; no further action is required.
If the abnormal noise and/or vibration have not been reduced, replace the high-pressure power steering hose with the updated hose, P/N 34610AE09B and leave the clamps off. If, after replacing the hose the abnormal noise and/or vibration is still evident, replace the power steering pump.
CLAIM REIMBURSEMENT/ WARRANTY INFORMATION
For vehicles within the Basic New Car Warranty period, refer to the Warranty Labor Time Guide for claim information.