Power Steering Pump Relief Valve – 2001-2011 Subaru

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NHTSA ID Number: 10091965

Manufacturer Communication Number: 04-13-09R

Summary

IF YOU ENCOUNTER A VEHICLE THAT HAS A GROANING TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE POWER STEERING PUMP WHEN THE WHEEL IS TURNED TO THE FULL RIGHT OR LEFT POSITION WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED, IT MAY BE CAUSED BY THE RELIEF VALVE VIBRATING WITHIN THE PUMP. IN LIEU OF REPLACING THE POWER STEERING PUMP, THE RELIEF VALVE IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A REPLACEMENT PART.

 


NUMBER: 04-13-09R
DATE: 12/14/09
REVISED: 09/18/15

APPLICABILITY: 2001~07MY Legacy/Outback H-6
2003~08MY Forester 2.5L N/A and Turbo
2004~11MY Impreza 2.5L N/A
SUBJECT: Power Steering Pump Relief Valve

 

INTRODUCTION

If you encounter a vehicle that has a groaning type noise coming from the power steering pump when the wheel is turned to the full right or left position when the vehicle is parked, it may be caused by the relief valve vibrating within the pump.  In lieu of replacing the power steering pump, the relief valve is now available as a replacement part.

 

PART INFORMATION

Note: The power steering pump part numbers are listed for reference only.

APPLICABILITY PART NUMBER (RELIEF VALVE) PART NUMBER (P/S PUMP) PARTS BULLETIN INFO
2001~03MY LEGACY/OUTBACK H6 34441AG030 34430AE0839L Power Steering Pump Relief Valve - 2001-2011 Subaru | small light
2004MY LEGACY/OUTBACK H6 34441AG030
2005~07MY LEGACY/OUTBACK H6 34441AG040 34430AG0119L
2003~05MY FORESTER 2.5L N/A 34441AG030 34430SA010 See P.B. 000893
2003~08MY FORESTER Turbo 34441AG030 34430SA000 See P.B. 000900
2006~08MY FORESTER 2.5L N/A 34441AG020 34430SA0219L Power Steering Pump Relief Valve - 2001-2011 Subaru | small light
2004MY IMPREZA 2.5L N/A 34441AG010 34430FE050 See P.B. 000871
2005MY IMPREZA 2.5L N/A 34441AG010 34430FE081
2006~07MY IMPREZA 2.5L N/A 34441AG020 34430SA020 See P.B. 000870
2009~10MY FORESTER 2.5L N/A 34441FG000 34430FG011
2011~13MY FORESTER 2.5L N/A 34441FG000 34430SC011

 

Note: Always confirm the correct part number with your parts department before ordering.

 

REPAIR/SERVICE INFORMATION

Before performing the repair, check the following items first: 

  • Check to make sure the tires are properly inflated.
  • Check to make sure the power steering fluid is at the proper level.
  • Check to make sure the belt is properly adjusted.
  • Check to make sure the hoses are properly aligned and not rubbing anything.
  • Check to make sure there is no air in the system.

After making any necessary adjustments if the noise is still present, perform the following:

  • Park the vehicle on a dry solid surface (concrete preferred). With the engine idling,   transmission in park or neutral with the parking brake applied, turn the steering wheel to the full right or left position.  If the noise is heard, replace the relief valve.

This plug will be removed to replace the relief valve.

 

  • Remove the power steering pump; refer to the applicable service manual.

power steering pump

  • Place the power steering pump in a vise.

 

Place the power steering pump in a vise

  • Remove the plug using a 22mm box wrench.

 

Relief Valve

Relief Valve

  • Using a pair of tweezers, remove the relief valve. Note: Be careful not to scratch the inside of the pump housing.

Relief Valve

  • Install a new relief valve.

 

Relief Valve

  • Confirm that the relief valve moves smoothly by pushing it in and out several times.

 

Install plug

  • Install plug and torque to proper specification 30~40 N-m (3.0~4.0 Kgf-m, 22.1~29.5 ft-lb)
  • Reinstall power steering pump; refer to the applicable service manual.

 


NHTSA ID Number: 10153183

Manufacturer Communication Number: 04-13-09R

Summary

This post was revised in error. It has been corrected back and removed from the posting list. The message was corrected on 04-13-14R posting dated 11/14/2018.

 

1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

NUMBER: 04-13-09R
DATE: 12/14/09
REVISED: 11/13/18

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10153183

MC-10153183-9999.pdf 224.543KB

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NHTSA ID Number: 10093117

Manufacturer Communication Number: 04-13-09R

Summary

IF YOU ENCOUNTER A VEHICLE THAT HAS A GROANING TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE POWER STEERING PUMP WHEN THE WHEEL IS TURNED TO THE FULL RIGHT OR LEFT POSITION WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED, IT MAY BE CAUSED BY THE RELIEF VALVE VIBRATING WITHIN THE PUMP. IN LIEU OF REPLACING THE POWER STEERING PUMP, THE RELIEF VALVE IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A REPLACEMENT PART.

 


1 Associated Document

Service Bulletin Document

NUMBER: 04-13-09R
DATE: 12/14/09
REVISED: 07/06/15

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10091965

SB-10091965-2280.pdf 331.436KB

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NHTSA ID Number: 10140549

Manufacturer Communication Number: 04-13-09R

Summary

If you encounter a vehicle that has a groaning type noise coming from the power steering pump when the wheel is turned to the full right or left position when the vehicle is parked, it may be caused by the relief valve vibrating within the pump. In lieu of replacing the power steering pump, the relief valve is now available as a replacement part.

 

1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

NUMBER: 04-13-09R
DATE: 12/14/09
REVISED: 06/17/15

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10140549

MC-10140549-9999.pdf 331.82KB

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