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Old 07-24-2006, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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electric power steering pump!!!!!!!!

i have an subaru electric powersteering pump. i was wondering if someone could help me with what all the wires are for and how i can rig this unit up to work in my car.

i was thinking of putting a switch on it to turn it off and one when needed.

any info is great.

i am putting this on my circle track race car.

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Old 07-25-2006, 06:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum. Wanted to point out that this is an off-road forum, and I doubt that very many ppl have info on a Subaru electric pwr. str. pump here. Good luck!
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i have an subaru electric powersteering pump. i was wondering if someone could help me with what all the wires are for and how i can rig this unit up to work in my car.
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thanks. i thnk you just solved my power steering problem.
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum. Wanted to point out that this is an off-road forum, and I doubt that very many ppl have info on a Subaru electric pwr. str. pump here. Good luck!
Hey STFU
I know of a few of us running the subaru pump here. There are more than a few threads here!!!

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/archi.../t-300232.html
/forum/suzuki/300232-electric-power-steering.html
/forum/general-4x4-discussion/265099-subaru-ps-pump-problem.html
/forum/general-4x4-discussion/140192-subaru-ps-pump-what-ya-think.html
/forum/general-4x4-discussion/114152-subaru-electric-p-s-pump.html
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I stand corrected--3.5 years ago there was some discussions on it. I won't welcome ppl to the forum any more..............jeez
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I stand corrected--3.5 years ago there was some discussions on it. I won't welcome ppl to the forum any more..............jeez
Yea there has been no good tech untill you showed up.
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haha--hey I was thinking about using a pony keg for a power steering reservoir, I'll post pics when I'm done.
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i am glad to be hear. i have done alot of off-roading back in the days. and i still do everyonce in awhile.

but i seen a post on this and it was very detailed about 3 years ago. and i have tried to contact that guy and he hasn't been on here for like 2 years.

any info i can get would be great.

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Old 07-25-2006, 05:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ok this is the guy i am trying to get ahold of. as he seems to know alot about these.

Bowett and then he went by PSPBrian. and now he must have changed it again. anyone know him??

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Old 07-25-2006, 07:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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does anyone know how i can wire this up and so forth??

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Old 07-25-2006, 09:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sounds like Old Scout had some experience with these-but it looks like it's been awhile since anyone posted about it. Just kidding about the keg thing-lol.
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He's on my local forum, pspbrian is his new screename, it looks like due to his profile he was on last month so you might try emailing him through the forum.
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Old 07-26-2006, 07:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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it shows that he hasn't been on here for 1 year and a month as pspbrian.

anyway can someone help me with the wiring and so forth?? i was going to start hooking this thing up this weekend.

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what does it have for wiring?
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Old 07-29-2006, 10:13 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Someone in the know correct me here, but the stock suburau setup had a bunch of sensors and im under the impression that the pump didn't run all the time, or at least run all the time at full rpm. I would be concerned about its durability over the long haul if you run it all the time.
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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see a typical race last only 15-20 minutes. when theres a caution i intend to shut it off. the only time i will have it on is when needed when i am actually racing. so like at the beginning of the race i won't turn it on until i am coming on the back stretch to start the race.

can anyone help me with this?

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Realize it wouldn't be the easiest solution-but you don't seem to be getting much info here-so have you tried getting ahold of a wiring diagram for this car? Maybe Mitchell manual or Alldata would have enough of a wiring diagram to figure out which lead does what. I realize this may be a statement of the obvious, but thought I'd throw it out there.
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Someone in the know correct me here, but the stock suburau setup had a bunch of sensors and im under the impression that the pump didn't run all the time, or at least run all the time at full rpm. I would be concerned about its durability over the long haul if you run it all the time.
Yes the subaru pump has a speed sensor that reduces the voltage to the pump at speeds over 40mph. But comeawn do you think the pump is not designed for city driving? Being stuck in traffic is very much a fact of life, and I'm sure Subaru engineers have not taken any short cuts on something like steering!
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I agree that it should be overbuilt to the point that 15-20 minutes of continuous useage (worst case scenerio) shouldn't be overloading it. Maybe you could use the reduced voltage to the motor input during parade and caution laps to reduce the loading on the pump. That is if you get some info on wiring it up....................
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Old 07-30-2006, 12:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Some info but nothings specific to the subaru pump. Like others have said, the extra wires are part of a system to reduce pressure once the car is moving, full power would only be required at low speeds. You'll probably be fine running it for extended periods as long as it can be mounted in an area to stay cool enough. If the fluid gets too hot then you'll need a larger resevour or a cooler.

MR2 electric steering pump article
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i had seen some earlier articles on here about this. and the one guy that seems to know alot doesn't seem to be on here anymore and i have emailed him with no response.

i have called a subaru dealer about this and they said to go to subarunet.com and i could get any info i needed. well that site requires a username and password and there is no place on there to register. i have looked and can't find anything for wiring on these.

i was going to mount this unit towards the back of the car. in the trunk area above my rearend. which is required to have the floor cut out so there will be plenty of air to cool it off.

anyhelp would be greatly appreciated.

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Try this site http://techinfo.subaru.com/html/index.jsp go to reference section-(it's free)it goes back to 1990 model year. I forgot what year pump yours was already sorry. You have to subscribe to the other site-it's approx. $35.00 for 72 hours access, for a username and password to work. This info is on the http://www.subaru.com/ website. Hope any of this helps.
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all i showed that it went back to 1993. i believe these were only for the 88-92 models.

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The website I was at clearly showed reference materials for 1990 model year. Didn't go any further than that.
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