Last post on Aug 12, 2008 at 6:35 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Outback, Steering, Sedan, Wagon
#2 of 4 Re: 2008 Outback Ltd needs new steering rack, less than 5K miles [dules]
Aug 12, 2008 (7:48 am)
Call and ask if they have a loaner available now. I'm sure availability changes on a daily basis.
#3 of 4 Re: 2008 Outback Ltd needs new steering rack, less than 5K miles [ateixeira]
Aug 12, 2008 (4:56 pm)
Thanks. I guess my main question is, is this car safe to drive as is? Do we not *need* a loaner?
#4 of 4 Re: 2008 Outback Ltd needs new steering rack, less than 5K miles [dules]
Aug 12, 2008 (6:35 pm)
Fairly uncommon, but they are mechanical items so they do breakdown.
As for safety, it seems like the pump is actually not working, but I would say it's pretty safe to drive, it's not going to stop steering. I've ran racks with no fluid on the race track to save weight and parasitic draw on the engine.
I'd try to get a loaner when they get one in, just the same.