Steering that stiffens or locks up on Subaru Impreza could be due to non-compliance with components: here’s how to fix it
There are various reasons why a car’s steering wheel may become stiff despite power steering. The most common is low tire pressure, which is easily fixed. There Subaru Impreza with steering wheel which suddenly becomes hard or icy it’s not that easy to fix. In the following paragraphs, we report the details of the problem and the solution of the official technical bulletin distributed by a well-known company that produces technical bulletins and tools for the aftermarket. As always, we remind you to exercise your rights if the problem is not easily resolved and the used car warranty is valid. If, on the other hand, it has already expired and your mechanic cannot figure out the problem, show him the following information.
HARD OR NOISY STEERING LOCK: POSSIBLE CAUSES
Before discussing in detail the Steering stuck on Subaru ImprezaIt should be noted that there are many causes that can lead to the failure of the harsh or noisy power steering. For example:
- low hydraulic fluid level due to leak;
- air suction from the pump that causes noise when turning the flywheel;
- power steering filter, if present, faulty or clogged;
- hydraulic pump low pressure;
- steering box to be overhauled.
SUBARU IMPREZA TO MASTER WITH STEERING GETTING HARD
In the specific case of Subaru Impreza, the steering wheel gets stiff precisely because of a problem with the steering box. The fault has been identified in particular on these cars:
- Subaru Impreza product from 2007 to 2011;
- problem: when the engine is warm and/or after drive for at least 10 minutes power steering efficiency is reduced and steering effort is increased.
SOLUTION HARD STEERING UNITS ON SUBARU IMPREZA
There solution to the steering that becomes stiff or locks up hot with the Subaru Imprezais to check whether the shelf meets specifications. Otherwise, the issue can be resolved by replacing the component with a compliant component. For the details of the intervention, the mechanic can refer to Official Subaru SB12-103 Technical Bulletin to the authorized network.
Source : Sicur Auto