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Old 01-25-2022, 05:18 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jan 2022
Location: Ayase-shi, Japan
2002 Subaru Imp. WRX
O2C, (OEM; Rally Blue)

Default Installing Chase Bays Power Steering Kit to '02 WRX

So this is the right hand drive version of the Chase Bays Power Steering kit because my '02 WRX is a JDM type. I spent a whole day trying to remove and install the new system, however i ran into a few snags half way into the job. Not only did the bracket for the powersteering reservoir not be aligned with the holes made by the manufacturer (which could be an easy fix with a drill and drill bit), but i didnt have any sort of bracket to install the oil cooler for it. Im just baffled, maybe im stupid, but i think i dont have enough parts to mount this oil cooler. I also tried to use an impact gun to unfasten the bolts for the forward crossmember right under the Steering Rack but those bolts are really rusted on there or something.

Anyways, i have pictures, and i have a couple screenshots of their instructions as they emailed it to me. I says that i cant post pictures however, forgive me i am new to the forum. I have been reading from verious threads for awhile but because i didnt see one that is similar to my case, i decided to make an account and make a thread.

If anyone has any ideas or have successfully installed this kit to any vehicle (any help is appreciated), please let me know or tell me about what you had to do because i dont know if i am supposed to buy or make brackets for this cooler to mount on or fit in or what but my current power steering system has got to go.

The OEM powersteering system constantly leaks from every rubber hose end and even when they were replaced, they still leak and make my power steering pump whine alot. I was happy to know that Chase Bays has a system that is a literal upgrade and solution to this OEM system. I also like them because of their use of AN fittings which i am very familiar with from my current occupation as an Aviation Structural Mechanic for the MH-60R (Romeo) (Navy). So im excited to install and test this system out.

Any help is appreciated, but i really could use the help from anyone that has swapped the OEM '02 WRX Powersteering system for the Chase Bays powersteering system.
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