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Stretching & Flexibility: Knee pain. Streching effort not showing results, improve flexibility, stretching for knee pain
improve flexibility, stretching for knee pain: Hi Ankur, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. Your comment... in spite of stretching hard is an indication as to why your flexibility isn t improving. Unlike strength training where the harder you...

Stretching & Flexibility: Lack of flexibilty, improve flexibilty
improve flexibilty: Hi Bruce, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. It s not necessarily a routine or special stretches that you need; it s a change in the way you do your stretching that will help. I recently wrote...

Stretching & Flexibility: forms of stretching
In my opinion I find that doing dynamic movements to warm up the muscles is the best way. The main reason why we do stretches is to increase ROM (range of motion). Doing static stretches before will reduce force output of the muscle and can (not always) increase...

Stretching & Flexibility: what forms of stretching are best when, types of stretching, different stretching techniques
types of stretching, different stretching techniques: Hi Rick, Take a look at the article at the following link... http://injuryfix.com/archives/stretching.php It includes a list and full description of all the different types of stretching, plus the advantages and disadvantages of each type. I hope...

Stretching & Flexibility: shoulder pain, rotator cuff tear, shoulder injury
rotator cuff tear, shoulder injury, shoulder pain: Hi Stormy, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, most definitely. The 7 Step Rotator Cuff Treatment System is specifically designed to address all those issues. Step 2 in particular will address the calcification and the tear... http://injuryfix.com/treat/rotator-cuff/...

Stretching & Flexibility: Calf tightness, calf stretch, calf tightness
calf stretch, calf tightness: Hi Rick, This is quite normal (if I dorsiflex my foot while standing i feel it in my gastro and soleus); it s a form of stretching called active stretching, which you can read about here... http://injuryfix.com/archives/stretching.php#ways The muscles...

Stretching & Flexibility: Flexibility after injuries, stretch coach
stretch coach: Hi Derek, Thanks for your inquiry. These guys are pretty good... http://www.chekconnect.com/app/findpractitioner ...and you can search for someone close to you. I hope the above has been helpful. For more information on stretching, flexibility...

Stretching & Flexibility: Getting a stretch, hip pain, piriformis stretch
hip pain, piriformis stretch: Hi Athena, Thanks for your inquiry. 2 suggestions: Firstly have a read through the following blog post... http://injuryfix.com/blog/stretches-for-piriformis-syndrome-and-hip-pain/ ...and work on some of the large muscle groups around the piriformis first....

Stretching & Flexibility: wrist finger flexibility, wrist stretch, finger stretches
wrist stretch, finger stretches: Hi Rick, Both ways are good. Isolating one muscle group at a time allows you to focus more on each muscle, but it s also good to combine muscle groups as this simulates real-world activities more closely. And it s quite normal to feel the stretch...

Stretching & Flexibility: Full Body Stretch Routine Help, major muscle group
major muscle group: Hi R, Answer to your questions are below... * You told me to stretch each major muscle group. Can you list EVERY major muscle group so that I don t miss any? = The major muscle groups are listed here... http://injuryfix.com/stretching-videos.php...

Stretching & Flexibility: Funny question
Hey Bud. I can give you some guidelines. Usually I do a fitness assessment to see where other areas of tightness in the body are that can contribute to the back. Everything is connected like a system. I d like to bring to your attention that yes it is...

Stretching & Flexibility: Shoulder and back stretch, shoulder stretch, back stretch
shoulder stretch, back stretch: Hi Joey, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. As for different stretches that you can do for your shoulders, back and core, take a look at our free stretching videos here... http://injuryfix.com/stretching-videos.php...

Stretching & Flexibility: Best stretches
Some good stretches for extended periods of stretching includes 1)the pectoral stretch for your chest, 2)the seated spinal twist stretch for the spinal extensor muscles 3) the one leg kneeling knee extensor stretch for your psoas muscles and hip...

Stretching & Flexibility: Best stretches, stretching routine, stretching tools
stretching routine, stretching tools: Hi Al, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. Firstly, have a read through the following article... http://injuryfix.com/archives/how-to-stretch.php ...it will give you the basics you need to get the...

Stretching & Flexibility: Calf Muscle Injury
Hello James, Thank you for your question. Many injuries especially with people who are active is usually the result of improper programming for activitty, or not doing a proper warm up or muscular imbalances. Without doing a postural assessment we don...

Stretching & Flexibility: Calf Muscle Injury, calf strain, pulled calf muscle
calf strain, pulled calf muscle, calf injury: Hi James, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. From your description I m 99% sure that you have a strain in one of the calf muscles. Immediate treatment is rest and ice for 48 to 72 hours. And then...

Stretching & Flexibility: Latissimus Dorsi stretch, latissimus dorsi stretch, lat stretches
latissimus dorsi stretch, lat stretches, stretching the lats: Hi Jerome, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. As for different stretches that you can do for your lats, take a look at our free stretching videos here... * Assisted Triceps Stretch... http://injuryfix.com/archives/arm-stretch-video.php...

Stretching & Flexibility: Lifting problems, joint inflammation, muscle soreness
joint inflammation, muscle soreness: Hi Milind, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. From your description it sounds like a simple case of over-training, which has resulted in some inflammation of the joint. Have a read through the article...

Stretching & Flexibility: lower back
Hey bud. I would incorporate stretching exercises in your routine and strengthen your core. For most cases this seems to be the problem in most people is a tight back an a weak core. Do these several stretches and hold them between 30-60 seconds between...

Stretching & Flexibility: Stiff shoulder joint and sore biceps
Hello Milind and thank you for your question and I apologize for the delay. Usually when there is musculoskeletal pain, it is best first to talk to a physician or physiotherapist to rule out anything extremely serious. My advice would be 1.) to reduce...

Stretching & Flexibility: stiff and sore
Hey Bud, thanks for your question. I think this is more of a stretching issue. You might need to include a proper stretching program. When you have a job where you are constantly sitting several muscle groups usually tighten up and need to be stretched...

Stretching & Flexibility: How to deal with muscle cramps?, muscle cramps, muscle spasm
muscle cramps, muscle spasm: Hi Sam, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. There s 4 key areas that you can improve to help reduce the frequency and intensity of cramps and spasms: 1. General health and fitness 2. Stretching...

Stretching & Flexibility: stretching forms, stretching forms, stretching types
stretching forms, stretching types, stretching and weight training: Hi Rick, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. Firstly, I wouldn t recommend any stretching in between your sets, except for some very gentle, short-hold static stretching. Slowly move into the stretch...

Stretching & Flexibility: contract relax with band or strap, pnf stretching
pnf stretching: Hi Rick, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. The type of stretching you are describing are all forms of PNF stretching (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation), and it s very effective for improving...

Stretching & Flexibility: sciatica, hip pain, piriformis syndrome
hip pain, piriformis syndrome, sciatica: Hi Rick, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. What typically happens with piriformis syndrome and sciatica is the large muscle groups around the hip tighten up (to protect the piriformis) and make it...

Stretching & Flexibility: Your Anatomy of Sports Injuries book, Anatomy of Sports Injuries, sports injury
Anatomy of Sports Injuries, sports injury: Hi Rick, I didn t draw them myself (I can t even draw stick figures) but I did give an artist a description of what I wanted. The figure on page 231 is trying to show a simple ankle rotation / foot stretch. Sorry it s not as clear as it should. In the...

Stretching & Flexibility: neck retraction, active release, graston technique
active release, graston technique, osteopath: Hi Rick, Without being able to consult with you personally I couldn t offer you anything more than a guess, and that may do you more harm than good. I suggest you see a osteopath or a chiropractor. Active release is very good, although a well trained...

Stretching & Flexibility: Piriformis Stretch, piriformis stretch, stretching the piriforims
piriformis stretch, stretching the piriforims: Hi Rick, You re actually on the right track. Because the piriformis inserts at the greater trochanter of the femur, and the greater trochanter sticks out from the hip joint, the piriformis can be manipulated in more than one direction. So it s a little...

Stretching & Flexibility: Body Stretch, Full body stretch
Full body stretch: Hi Sallie, Thanks for your inquiry. There s no one best stretch that will stretch your whole body. You need to do a variety of stretches to get the best results. Start with the areas of your body that you feel are most tight. Have a look through the...

Stretching & Flexibility: STRETCHING, stretching courses
stretching courses: Hi Josephine, Thanks for your inquiry. I don t do any kind of certification or courses that you can do. But there are a few other coaches who specialize in that sort of stuff. Try doing a search for Kit Laughlin (Australian) and Paul Chek (US). They...

Stretching & Flexibility: Ab roller wheel, core strength, core conditioning
core strength, core conditioning, ab roller: Hi Bud, Thanks for your inquiry. This exercise tool is more for strength work than flexibility. So it s neither for long slow stretches or an aerobic type workout. If you re trying to improve your core strength, then it could be a good addition to...

Stretching & Flexibility: Tight ITB and knee pain, knee pain, itb
knee pain, itb: Hi George, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. The muscles that run from your lower back, down your backside, hamstrings and into your calves are all interconnected, so it s quite normal to feel tight...

Stretching & Flexibility: Ballet, ballet stretching, stretches for ballet
ballet stretching, stretches for ballet: Hi Vibeke, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. The Achilles is only part of what he needs to stretch; Achilles flexibility is also limited by tight calves and hamstrings, and even tight lower back...

Stretching & Flexibility: painful chest, chest stretch, shoulder stretch
chest stretch, shoulder stretch: Hi Rick, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. 2 suggestions: Firstly, get some heat and massage into that area. That will increase blood floww and help them loosen up. And secondly, start with some...

Stretching & Flexibility: stretching, how often to stretch
how often to stretch: Hi Blake, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. The best way to answer your questions is to point you to a few articles that cover the topics you re interested in. 1. What stretches are.Good like a program...

Stretching & Flexibility: flexibility, stretching injury
stretching injury: Hi Marcy, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. I would encourage you to keep going, but because of your recent injuries there are certain precautions you should take. Just stick with the walking for...

Stretching & Flexibility: Too old for sports?, stretching and light cardio
stretching and light cardio: Hi Bud, Thanks for your inquiry. It s a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial. I would encourage you to trust your instincts. Stick with the stretching, light cardio and also add some easy strength work (nothing too intense). Give your...

Stretching & Flexibility: Neck stretches, neck stretches
neck stretches: Hi James, Thanks for your inquiry. Firstly, take a look at the following article on treating muscle strain injuries. It s important that you get that sorted out before trying any more stretches or other exercises... http://stretchcoach.com/articles/sports-injuries-part-1/...

Stretching & Flexibility: Hip Flexor, glute, etc. sharp pain, hip, groin pain
hip, groin pain: Hi Carolyn, Thanks for your inquiry. Without being able to consult with your personally I can t be 100% sure, but from your description it sounds you a muscle strain of some sort. At this stage of the injury (6 weeks on) ice will be of little if any...

Stretching & Flexibility: legs, kicking stretches, stretching for kicking
kicking stretches, stretching for kicking: Hi Bud, Thanks for your inquiry. Any restriction in the forward kicking motion is usually caused by tight hamstrings, buttocks and lower back muscles. Take a look at the videos at the following links for a few stretches you can try... * HAMSTRINGS:...

Stretching & Flexibility: Shoulder & arm pain, calcification in muscle, scar tissue
calcification in muscle, scar tissue: Hi Vern, Thanks for your inquiry. Stretching will have minimal effect on calcification, but is very important later in the rehab process. At this stage heat and massage (deep tissue or sports massage) are most effective in removing calcification and...

Stretching & Flexibility: stretching order, order of stretches, stretching order
order of stretches, stretching order: Hi Rick, Thanks for your inquiry. Limited data exists on what order individual stretches should be done in. However, some researchers have suggested designing flexibility training programs that start with the core muscles of the stomach, sides, back...

Stretching & Flexibility: Coupling stretching with gym, cool down, gym stretching
cool down, gym stretching, weight training and stretching: Hi Devanshu, Thanks for your inquiry. A good cool down, which includes stretching, after your weight training sessions will eliminate those tight, stiff muscles. Take a look at this article for some cool down ideas... http://stretchcoach.com/articles/cool-down/...

Stretching & Flexibility: leg stretches, leg stretches, stretching the legs
leg stretches, stretching the legs: Hi Richard, Thanks for your inquiry. Take a look at my Handbook & DVD. They contain over 135 different stretches for every muscle group in your body... http://stretchcoach.com/products/stretching-handbook-and-dvd/ All the details, including prices...

Strip Clubs: Male stripping, female performers, romic
female performers, romic, sedlar: Hello Lizzy, Sorry for taking so long to respond. I am not familiar with these entertainers. My experience is primarily in the U.S. and with female performers. Thank you for your question, and I hope you were able to locate their show. - Wal...

Strip Clubs: Dating Dancer, strip club, stripper
strip club, stripper, exotic dancer: Hi James, A shared experience type of outing is one way to hold down costs. For example: If you are on the road in an unfamiliar town, you could ask a dancer to show you around and give you her personal tour. A while back in New Orleans I received...

Strip Clubs: VIP rooms, strip club, vip room
strip club, vip room, lap dance: Hi Steve, In my opinion, the value proposition isn t so much in the VIP room itself but in the experience to be had. Because of the number of variables involved this will be a qualified answer, but a yes if: - The cost of the experience is affordable...

Strip Clubs: lesbian strip clubs, strip prostitution club lesbian
strip prostitution club lesbian: Well lets see.... to start, by next floor I m assuming you are talking about a VIP area. It is for private use because ,ost men or women dont want everyone in the club watching them get a dance. Its usually more secluded and private so that the customer...

Strip Clubs: BYOB - What to bring?, BYOB, strip clubs
BYOB, strip clubs: Hi Steve, BYOB places can be a lot of fun. When the place allows liquor (along with beer and wine) take it. If the idea is social lubrication, the parts will start spinning faster that way. Take something smooth that mixes well with other ingredients....

Strip Clubs: Exotic dancers'sexuality, lesbian, bisexual
lesbian, bisexual, stripper: Hi Fata, I am going to answer these questions from one guy s perspective , so feel free to check with others. Generalizations about any one group of people are typically not that difficult to refute. So on the question of whether most female strippers...

Strip Clubs: sexy strip tease/lap dance, lap dance, girlfriend
lap dance, girlfriend, strip tease: Hi Jessica, Assuming a couple of things upfront. 1) This advice is being given to a person of consenting age and 2) It is for entertainment purposes (yours and your significant other s). Ok, enough with that wet blanket stuff... I am going to include...

Strip Clubs: Please Answer, gas tank, please answer
gas tank, please answer, pimp: Betsy, This question would generally be considered outside my expertise, but after reading thought it best to respond. Whatever the context of the situation above, no one has the right to harm you. If you believe that you are in any danger, please seek...

Strip Clubs: Considering becoming a stripper, breast implants, lap dancer
breast implants, lap dancer, private dance: Hey Jayne, I m a bit envious you are going to start stripping because I wish so much I could do it again, but my boyfriend hates it and would not be with me if I decided to strip again, some guys just cannot handle it. Yes, my current boyfriend is sort...

Strip Clubs: Became a stripper, fake breasts, spare room
fake breasts, spare room, cravings: Wow, now that s really something! I have heard about the sugar daddy website you speak of and had once thought of doing it myself, of course I can t now seeing as how I m starting a family. I had always wandered if there were girls who found legitimate guys...

Strip Clubs: Feminists and strip clubs, correct crowd, stip clubs
correct crowd, stip clubs, degrading women: Rose, Sorry for the delay in answering your question. I do not think you are hypocritcal at all. In fact, I think strip clubs do the opposite of degrading women. I believe that doing a job like that and making money puts the woman in a position of power...

Strip Clubs: How do i find them?, biker gangs, female stripers
biker gangs, female stripers, audtions: John, If you have an official club that will be opening, any advertisement that you re hiring dancers will bring tons of hopefuls to your door. When I danced, we had 20-30 audtions per week. It will be no trouble finding girls if you open a club, but if...

Strip Clubs: where to find one, strip clubs, phonebook
strip clubs, phonebook, antony: Antony, Sorry for the delay in answering your question. You should be able to get onto the internet and search strip club or gentlemens club in your area. Strip clubs can also be called showclub and cabaret . If you don t have internet access then...

Strip Clubs: Hey adena :), hidden clauses, new boobs
hidden clauses, new boobs, good karma: Wow Jayne! I m so happy for you that you got your club! How exciting! To me there are just a couple of things that make a club better, number one is treatment of the girls that work there and number two is the quality of the girls. With better treatment, you...

Strip Clubs: Nice Strippers, having a good time, exotic dancing
having a good time, exotic dancing, beautiful art: Jim, I would say that a lot more do it because they like the job than for the money. I worked in a rather small club that didn t really get a lot of business except on the weekends. All the girls there always had a very good time though at work, obviously...

Student Loans: Student Loans, student loans, credit check
student loans, credit check, financial aid: Hi Scott! Congrats on your decision to go to college. The good news is that Federal Stafford loans do not require a credit check or co-signer. If you need additional monies after you reach your annual loan limit and are pursuing a graduate degree, you...

Student Loans: Defaulted loan, private student loans, federal loans
private student loans, federal loans, chase bank: Hi Katie What a frustrating situation and sadly it s not an uncommon one when it comes to private student loans. As you have many options available for lower payments. Have you asked them about consolidating? This would extend the term and lower the...

Student Loans: Scholarship help
Hi there I m so sorry for the delay in answering your question but I was away from my email for several days. Unfortunately, I do not have any expertise in financial aid other than what is available in the United States for American citizens. Perhaps...

Student Loans: Negotiating for lower payments, ibr, unemployment deferment
ibr, unemployment deferment, consolidation: Hi Brad Based on the details of your question, I m going to assume these are federal loans. Assuming that s true first let me defend Great Lakes a little bit - they are heavily bound by the extensive regulations that surround federal student loans. So...

Student Loans: Possible Fafsa Fraud??, guidance counselor, pell grant
guidance counselor, pell grant, safe side: Hi there It sounds like you may have been eligible for the funds as you didn t technically withdraw from the school - therefore you were still considered enrolled. But let s be on the safe side. Give your schools bursar s office a call and verify that...

Student Loans: Student Loans, unsubsidized stafford loans, financial aid budget
unsubsidized stafford loans, financial aid budget, education loan program: Nothing you have told me would preclude you from receiving financial aid so I am still confused. I don t understand how two semesters would give you too many credits. I m sorry I haven t been able to help you - I d be happy to contact the school on your...

Student Loans: Student Loans With Bad Credit, federal perkins loan, free application for federal student aid
federal perkins loan, free application for federal student aid, student loans with bad credit: Hi there I m going to assume that your son is an undergraduate student and will be still at the new school. The federal Stamford loan is one that your son will take in his own name. Depending on your income, he may also be able to receive a federal Perkins...

Student Loans: Repayment, student loans, disability
student loans, disability: Hi there So sorry for the delay but this account is attached to my work email and I was out of the office for Thanksgiving. If you have federal loans, you can apply for a disability discharge at www.disabilitydischarge.com The process can be onerous due...

Student Loans: student loan
Hi there I m afraid not and getting a lawyer will only be a waste of time and money. Federal student loans are highly regulated and those regulations require you to go into repayment on your loan six months after you leave school or drop below a half time...

Student Loans: Student Loans, Undiagnosed Illness, and Bankruptcy
Hi JJ. I m sorry to hear about your illness but I am glad to hear that it has been diagnosed and can now be treated. You don t mention if your loans are federal or private. If they are federal, I recommend that you apply for income based repayment as this...

Student Loans: I just applied for a 3k stafford loan but I am on ssi disability
Hi Louis You will not be denied this loan due to your SSDI status. There is no credit check for Stafford loans and even if there was, such as for Graduate PLUS loans, debt to income is not a factor. I just want to make sure that as you are taking on...

Student Loans: FAFSA
HI there I am not a tax expert but I ll take your word for it that she qualified as your dependent for tax purposes. This should not affect her FAFSA in any way as the word dependent has a completely different meaning under federal aid rules than it does...

Student Loans: financial aide for adults
Hi there I d start with federal aid programs first by applying at www.fasfa.ed.gov This will also be the gateway to most state and institutional aid. Schools that focus on teaching degrees may also have specialized scholarships and grants for those pursuing...

Subaru: check engine light, service thanks, sensors
service thanks, sensors, subaru: Joel, A friend of mine had the same problem your probly having. The knock sensors need to be replaced. I dont exactly know what knock sensors are but they are the reason the check engine light is on. To get them replaced you need to go to a dealer. It...

Subaru: Problems frequent rapairs, subaru canada, head gaskets
Subaru: Problems frequent rapairs, subaru canada, head gaskets, impreza

Subaru: subaru lagacy problems, clutch pack, clutch packs
Subaru: subaru lagacy problems, clutch pack, clutch packs, selenoid

Subaru: Impreza RS Exhaust, turbocharged cars, aftermarket exhaust
turbocharged cars, aftermarket exhaust, center portion: Matt, Yes, I have seen those exhaust pieces on there before. The center piece would probly fit, but the downpipe is only for turbocharged cars. If your looking for max performance, buy a complete aftermarket exhaust system. The centerpiece for sale is only...

Subaru: Impreza, manuvers, slippery conditions
manuvers, slippery conditions, advertized: All wheel drive means that each wheel has power going to it all the time. It helps a lot in emergency manuvers and on slippery conditions. What you said about the back wheels turning is called 4 wheel steering which is not avalible on the WRX. Thanks, Ia...

Subaru: Problems frequent rapairs, subaru legacy outback, subaru legacy
subaru legacy outback, subaru legacy, consistent problems: No, I haven t heard of any common problems with the new Outback. The allignment being off so badly sounds like either the car was never properly alligned when it was first purchased, the car has been in an accident, or it has been driven hard in rough terrain....

Subaru: subaru forester, limited slip differential, subaru forester
limited slip differential, subaru forester, boxer engine: Steve, The nice thing about the 2001 forester is that it comes with a rear limited slip differential. I also like the new body style more than the previous years. Both the L and the S come with the same 165hp 4cyl.If you feel like waiting another year, subaru...

Subaru: subaru lagacy problems, subaru lagacy, wheel drive car
subaru lagacy, wheel drive car, long periods of time: Charles, Sounds to me like your rear differential needs some work or replacement. There shouldnt be anything wrong with disconnecting the AWD. It just turns your car into a front wheel drive car. Depending on how long you plan on keeping your car or how...

Subaru: Transmission choice, vw jetta, subaru forester
vw jetta, subaru forester, winter conditions: Maggie, I am also a fan of manual transmission because of its better fuel economy and better acceleration. Manual is also a very good thing to have in winter conditions. For example: Second gear start, the ability to slow down by shifting instead of braking,...

Subaru: I am thinking of purchasing..., suparu, check ups
suparu, check ups, subaru impreza: Hi You have chosen a very good car there and there is no faulting your taste. The Imprezza must be one of the best cars on the market in terms of value for money. It is a good solid, well built car. Recently, in the past 5 years or so, Subaru has gone through...

Subaru: which wagon?, legacy gt, modle
legacy gt, modle, subarus: Hi, My favorite subaru wagon would have to be the Legacy GT. Its the sporty modle with larger rims and stiffer suspension. If you want something more rugged go with the Outback. It rides higher and does better off road. All subarus come with all-wheel drive....

Subaru Repair: 01 Forester Reliability, headgaskets, research tool
headgaskets, research tool, coolant: All of those things can happen to a Subaru but also to any car out there.If you use the Internet as your research tool you will find lots of negative information.But you have to remember that we will take the time to post something negative out of frustration...

Subaru Repair: 01 forester clutch and timing belt, crankshaft pulley, pulley bolt
crankshaft pulley, pulley bolt, autozone: Subaru calls for a special tool to loosen and then later tighten the crankshaft pulley bolt when doing the timing belt. Think about replacing the water pump while you have the belt off. The pump doesn t often fail and really doesn t have much to do with the...

Subaru Repair: 02 legacy will not hold on 1st or 2nd. Cluster lights do not light N, 2 or 1., head gaskets, inhibitor switch
head gaskets, inhibitor switch, different gear: The place to start is to put a scanner on the vehicle and see what gear the TCM thinks the car is in.And if it is recognizing the different gear inputs when the vehicle is shifted from one range to another.Also if any codes are set.Hope that helps you...

Subaru Repair: '03 Outback H6: Howling noises, outback h6, gussets
outback h6, gussets, drive auto: There isn t anything typical for that car aside from the gussets.We would use Ultrasonic ears while driving the car to try and determine where it is coming from but most shops do not employ this technology as it is expensive.If i had to guess i would say a...

Subaru Repair: 03 Outback whining during accerlation, baffles, tailpipe
baffles, tailpipe, muffler: have someone listen to tailpipe and rev the engine a few times and see if the noise is coming from exhaust. I have seen many of these. It won t hurt anything, but we still haven t figured out if it s the baffles in the muffler or the converters. It s annoying...

Subaru Repair: 03 Outback, spray water, outback
spray water, outback, few minutes: have the check engine light scanned. It is most likely a misfire. Most likely caused by a cracked coil, or bad plugs. With the engine running ok, spray water on top of the engine is see if it starts to skip, that would be an idication the coil is bad, and...

Subaru Repair: 03 subaru outback wagon, valve cover gasket, subaru outback
valve cover gasket, subaru outback, outback wagon: What happens is between the cylinder head and the valve cover there is a gasket. In each spark plug hole there is an o-ring which has a tendency to leak. The only way to remedy the problem is to replace the valve cover gasket. The o-rings come with the kit...

Subaru Repair: '06 Legacy wagon--? need a/c compressor, legacy wagon, battery shop
legacy wagon, battery shop, burning rubber: You can remove the ac belt or disconnect the ac compressor electronically to disable it from coming on if you want to live without having ac.The ac belt is all by itself .I cant really say if you really need a compressor or not but i can tell you that it is...

Subaru Repair: 1990 Subaru Loyale Transmission, 1990 subaru loyale, subaru loyale
1990 subaru loyale, subaru loyale, subaro: I have been told that almost any loyale transmission from a turbo vehicle should work. This is a little outside of my area of expertise, but I found someone who has a transmission that should work. You can reach him at englishauto@skybest.com. He specializes...

Subaru Repair: 1990 subaru legacy wont start, justin jensen, crank sensor
justin jensen, crank sensor, subaru legacy: If It died while driving i would suspect a broken timing belt.Or a bad cam sensor best thing to do is to remove the left and right side outer timing covers.And make sure the timing marks are lined up.If the marks all line up i would suspect either the cam...

Subaru Repair: 1990 subaru legacy, subaru legacy, subaru dealer
subaru legacy, subaru dealer, alternator belt: Probably an alternator or loose alternator belt. You rev the engine, the alternator starts charging. At idle or normal engine rpm s, the alternator cannot keep up. Then all the electrical systems start to shut down, turning on the lights, and since the electrical...

Subaru Repair: 1991 Legacy power loss under load, auto electrician, legacy power
auto electrician, legacy power, sticky valves: You my friend have sticky valves.Very hard for the average mechanic to correctly diagnose as mechanical problems are not usually intermittent.What happens is that sludge builds up in between the valve guide and valve stem and under increased load situations...

Subaru Repair: 1991 Loyale- Starting Problem, electrical faults, blown fuse
electrical faults, blown fuse, fuse panel: If you remove the lower dash panel you will see the ignition switch harness and pigtail the wire in question if memory serves should be black with a yellow stripe.But what you are looking for is power to the ignition switch and then power out of the switch...

Subaru Repair: 1992 Subaru Svx Airbag light, 1992 subaru svx, subaru svx
1992 subaru svx, subaru svx, clock spring: Air bag clock spring, wiring, and every connection in the system will need to be checked. You need to get the car to a Subaru expert to have the codes read and do the diagnostics from there. This is really not a problem we can solve in this forum. Sorry...

Subaru Repair: 1994 subaru svx, blown head gasket, 1994 subaru svx
blown head gasket, 1994 subaru svx, subaru svx: I have not heard of this product, but I have heard of products like this. Since it has a money back guarantee, and you have a really tough car to work on, I might try it. The only time we tried something like this, it was much cheaper and it did not work....

Subaru Repair: 1996 Legacy low whining noise above 30 MPH, wheel bearing, initial signs
wheel bearing, initial signs, vehicle speed: It sounds more like a wheel bearing to me, but the whirring should increase with vehicle speed. As for a pulley, you would notice a increase in noise with an increase in throttle. I would have both your front left and front right bearing inspected for play...

Subaru Repair: 1996 Subaru Outback 2.5 - A year and a half.search for a resolution has yeiled nothing!!!! The problem is still here!!!!, subaru outback, heat increases
subaru outback, heat increases, shift lock: Dan, Sounds like your frustrated ,but the car is very fixable.Heat increases resistance the more resistance you have the harder it is for electrical current to flow through a given circuit.What needs to happen instead of a parts toss is a analisys of the...

Subaru Repair: 1996 Subaru Outback...very sluggish, subaru outback, sluggish performance
subaru outback, sluggish performance, suspect one: As far as the sluggish performance, Since it was right after the timing belt I would suspect one of the camshafts is a tooth off of timing.Expecially if someone who doesn t really know Subaru all that well .As the 1st generation 2.5l can be challenging to...

Subaru Repair: 1996 sub outback 2.2 --5 speed awd, posi trac, viscous coupling
posi trac, viscous coupling, case section: You may have a tire problem. If all 4 tires are not the same size, brand, and tread pattern, and if any one tire has more than 1/4 inch difference in overall circumference, you need new tires. This is the single biggest reason for your kind of problem. But,...

Subaru Repair: 1996 subaru outback 2.5L Bad head gaskets?, subaru legacy outback, coolant loss
subaru legacy outback, coolant loss, subaru outback: Better off just fixing what you have.There is a lot involved in swapping over all of the stuff from jdm to compliant obdII and in a very short time the epa is going to really start to crack down on anyone who tampers with an obdII vehicle.Not to mention the...

Subaru Repair: 1997/8 Subaru Forester check engine light/speedometer wont work HELP!!!!, subaru forester, sensor control
subaru forester, sensor control, speed sensor: The speed sensor # 1 has most likely failed.It is located top of the transmission /differential on the passenger side.The check engine light has zero to do with oil.It comes on when the ECM sees a problem with a sensor,control or condition.Its most likely...

Subaru Repair: 1997 Legacy Outback Airbag light, legacy outback, haynes manual
legacy outback, haynes manual, drive auto: Its possible that the slide connector within the connector was damaged, (this was the yellow annoying piece you had to remove to unplug the air bag harness) .Best thing to do is pull the code and diagnose it.But check that connector as well! Justin All...

Subaru Repair: 1997 Subaru Impreza, transmission control module, subaru impreza
transmission control module, subaru impreza, power train: Hard to say, if it s tires you will probably need to replace all 4, can run anywhere from $350.00-$600.00+TX, depending on the type of tires you want. If it s an axle, your looking approx. $450.00. The vehicle came with a 3yr/36,000 bumper - bumper, 5yr/60,000...

Subaru Repair: 1997 Subaru Legacy L AWD Flashers and Blinkers, subaru legacy, hazard switch
subaru legacy, hazard switch, blinkers: Could be a fuse,flasher,bulbs Etc.Also the circuit is wired through the hazard switch on the dash and I have seen the connector come out if it wasn t properly put back in during a repair, and could take a while to vibrate loose,Just a thought. Justin ...

Subaru Repair: 1997 Subaru Legacy shutter when start and stop, old chevy pickups, subaru legacy
old chevy pickups, subaru legacy, steering wheel: I ll answer the easy queation first. The pulsation in the brake pedal indicated wared rotors in the rear. Steering wheel shake when braking would be the front rotors. As far as the thud noise when taking off, that I would have to listen to or look at. Sorry,...

Subaru Repair: 1997 Subaru Legacy AT, subaru legacy, shift lock
subaru legacy, shift lock, gearshift: The sound you are hearing is the shift lock control module clicking. The switch and module are working but the interlock solenoid is not.That is what is located by the shifter handle. The only option is to replace the solenoid or to have it replaced. I would...

Subaru Repair: 1998 2.5 Subaru Outback won't start, head gasket failure, subaru outback
head gasket failure, subaru outback, cambelt: The data link connector has a tendency to pop out of the lower dash panel.If you remove the panel you should see the data link conector.As far as the no start If it ran before it is most likely something that is being over looked and scanning for data is a...

Subaru Repair: 1998 Forrester engine: replace or not?, subaru forrester, subaru product
subaru forrester, subaru product, headgaskets: WHOAAAAAA.Nothing against you re regular mechanic but the engine design is great, the original headgaskest design was the problem.Really in reading you re post im afraid the real problem is that Techs that weren t as familiar with the Subaru product as they...

Subaru Repair: 1998 forester overheating, head gasket leak, head gaskets
head gasket leak, head gaskets, combustion chamber: The engine should be pulled to do the repair as it will be a Better repair.When headgaskets blow on a subaru you get exhaust pressure and temperature into the cooling system.And in most cases it does not adversely affect the overall engine performance of the...

Subaru Repair: 1998 Impreza Clock Spring, clock spring, subaru dealership
clock spring, subaru dealership, neck of the woods: You can do a search for an air bag speialist.They are typically mobile and should be able to come to you.Maybe at least verify the price.Hard for me to say if its the proper price for your neck of the woods.The warranty unless you have an extended one only...

Subaru Repair: 1998 leg gt auto shift problem, legacy gt, shift problem
legacy gt, shift problem, torque converter: the transmission computer is what you would call a learning computer. When you disconnect the battery, it is clearing the memory in the computer. Also by selecting the gears manually you are selecting diffent clutches in the transmission, as opposed to it...

Subaru Repair: 1998 legacy-outback, legacy outback, subaru dealership
legacy outback, subaru dealership, smell of gas: The filler neck is the most common problem, but that shouldn t put any fuel inside the car. In fact nothing should put fuel in the car. It could be a line, or the tank itself. There are so many possibilities. I would recommend taking the car to someone that...

Subaru Repair: 1998 Outback, drive auto, turn the key
drive auto, turn the key, keyless entry: Very very common .Here is a procedure for resetting the alarm if the remote doesn t work and you cant locate the valet switch.Disconect battery negative terminal,turn the key to the run position,connect the negative terminal with the key on.Do this with eye...

Subaru Repair: 1998 Subaru Legacy, subaru legacy, light harness
subaru legacy, light harness, light bulbs: I m confused, but not by you. I don t know of any brake sensor that will turn the check engine light on. This is usually done by the ABS light. The check engine light is to identify a problem with the emissions. But it sounds like you have a short somewhere...

Subaru Repair: 1998 Subaru Outback overheating, blown head gasket, hairline cracks
blown head gasket, hairline cracks, independent mechanic: On your era Subaru, we have never seen a bad thermostat. Not a real expensive procedure, but the shop that wants to put a head gasket on is probably right. And you may be also. That engine does not do well if overheated; so, if it got hot, you probably need...

Subaru Repair: 1998 subaru legacy sw 2.2 L-Check engine light, vehicle speed sensors, vehicle speed sensor
vehicle speed sensors, vehicle speed sensor, neutral safety switch: WOW, 1.Ok,Lets start with p1507 first If you have a manual transmission most likely the neutral safety switch is acting up and the ECM (Engine Control Module)doesn t know if you are in gear or in neutral 2.P0500 vsp vehicle speed sensor .As the car is...

Subaru Repair: 1999 Forester Oil Consumption, valve cover gasket, valve seals
valve cover gasket, valve seals, head gasket: I would go with their suggestion but I m not sure why they want to replace the coil. Whitish fouling is usually caused by a hot combustion chamber temperature. This could be caused by restricted exhaust, incorrect heat range or malfunctioning EGR if your vehicle...

Subaru Repair: 1999 impreza outback sport sluggish on acceleration, outback sport, catalytic converters
outback sport, catalytic converters, fuel injector: The only thing I can suggest it to run some fuel injector cleaner through the system the next time you fill your tank. What you are describing is very symptomatic of a bad catalytic converter but there are always less expensive issues that could be the cause...

Subaru Repair: 1999 Legacy Outback, brake fluid flush, legacy outback
brake fluid flush, legacy outback, timing belt replacement: Other than regular oil changes and tire rotations, every 30,000 miles this car should have had an air filter, fuel filter, transmission fluid drain and refill, cooling system drain and refill, and a brake fluid flush. At 60,000 miles add a front and rear diffential...

Subaru Repair: 1999 legacy wagon hesitation, mass air flow sensor, throttle position sensor
mass air flow sensor, throttle position sensor, mass air flow: A typical issue for that year is a failing mass air flow sensor. Subaru even had a campaign to replace them.But that doesn t mean yours is bad.Another thing to look at are the plugs,wires and coil pack.Expecially look for signs of oil on the plug wires.The...

Subaru Repair: 1999 Subaru Brighton Wagon Speedometer, rear hatch, speedometer
rear hatch, speedometer, resale value: Common for the 99 legacy to have speedo problems. The speedometer head needs to be replaced. The bad part is when replacing this it also replaces the odometer, and will make the vehicle TMU (true milage unknown), and will hurt the resale value of the car...

Subaru Repair: 1999 Subaru Outback Speedometer / Odometer sticks, vehicle speed sensor, subaru outback
vehicle speed sensor, subaru outback, subaru dealer: Is your check engine light on? Since you have a 99, you probably have a bad speedometer. You could have a bad vehicle speed sensor, but if the check engine light is not on, and if you have no trouble codes, then start with a new speedometer. Speedometers...

Subaru Repair: 1999 Subaru Outback front wheel seal, spx tools, flange gaskets
spx tools, flange gaskets, side seals: WHOAAA.If your talking about the front differential side seals and o-rings be very careful doing this yourself.If you under or worse overtighten the the assemblies that house the side seals and o-rings you can do serious differential damage.This is how you...

Subaru Repair: 1999 subarua legacy outback, legacy outback, brake light switch
legacy outback, brake light switch, subarua: Ok for the transmission delay its possible the filter is resticted.Usually when you have a delay into gear the transmission pressure is low.This can be caused by a restricted filter but can also be something more severe.The good news is that i have seen many...

Subaru Repair: 2.5 L Engine, boxer engine, shift points
boxer engine, shift points, automatic answer: I wasn t trying to suggest it was running rough i was trying to explain to you that in an automatic car.The transmission dictates the shift points.In a manual trans.car you dictate the shift points most of the time you will shift gears at a higher rpm then...

Subaru Repair: 2.5 motor, piston slap, overhead cam
piston slap, overhead cam, coolant: Both should be 2.5L single overhead cam motors and should be interchangeable. You may have to switch over some of the external parts - coil, intake, stuff like that, but that should stand out as needing to be changed if you do. If you come across a specific...

Subaru Repair: 2000 2.5 rs impreza hot start, crank angle sensor, fuel injector service
crank angle sensor, fuel injector service, engine cranks: The check engine light ,fuel smell and loose gas cap can all be related.If the cap is faulty,or loose you will set a check engine light as the evaporative emissions system wont be able to hold pressure.Also you may get a fuel odor.As far as the intermittent...

Subaru Repair: 2000 Forrester Maual Tans., parking brake cable, wheel cylinder
parking brake cable, wheel cylinder, rear heat: Could be many things, first thing that comes to mind is the parking brake cable is sticking. You really need to take a look inside the drum. Check the parking brake to make sure it is releasing completely. Make sure the wheel cylinder is not leaking. Rarely...

Subaru Repair: 2000 imprezza outback sport, volt ohm meter, outback sport
volt ohm meter, outback sport, initial readings: Most likely one of the sending units.Really the best way to test it is to remove it, and do a sweep test with a digital volt ohm meter(DVOM).Find the proper terminals on the connector,hook up the dvom and put it to the auto ohm feature move the sending unit...

Subaru Repair: 2000 Outback catalytic converter, o2 sensors, cam gear
o2 sensors, cam gear, catalytic converter: You need to replaced both converters. If it was the o2 sensors they would have a seperate code. The code for the converters is p0420. They don t have to be replaced right away, but depending on your state laws they may need to be relplaced to pass your annual...

Subaru Repair: 2000 Outback leaking oil, coolant leaks, head gaskets
coolant leaks, head gaskets, combustion chamber: The most common thing to leak is the oil pump but the car should be inspected by someone who knows Subaru.The head gasket Warranty/recall on the 2000 Outback is for external coolant leaks and only applied if you had the coolant conditioner Part#SOA635071 put...

Subaru Repair: 2000 Outback tranny slippage, stall time, engine rev
stall time, engine rev, base model: Two things. Many dealers sometimes only look for what you say it is. An example: If you say the transmission is slipping, they look for a transmission slip - and don t notice the engine miss. Maybe you have a hesitation, and not a transmission slip. Is there...

Subaru Repair: 2000 Subaru Outback auto trans, subaru outback, forward gears
subaru outback, forward gears, qts: Are you checking the fluid level on a flat surface?with the vehicle running in park?If you are doing that properly i am assuming you changed the external filter with an O.E. part and didn t take off the pan and mess with the screen.on a typical drain and fill,...

Subaru Repair: 2000 Subaru Outback Pinging, subaru outback, subaru owners
subaru outback, subaru owners, subaru genuine parts: Hey I am sorry for the pinging noise. First were the tune up parts dealer items? I have learned over the years its best, sometimes crucial to use Subaru genuine parts. A non NGK plug, will often cause a Subaru to run poorly. The other possibility I can...

Subaru Repair: 2000 subaru AC, receiver dryer, sec delay
receiver dryer, sec delay, ac system: Hello Brent, Ok, The ambient temperature is an important tool to use when trying to diagnose your AC .If the high side pressure is higher than normal on a cold day we may have an expansion valve problem.But the low side readings must also be taken into...

Subaru Repair: 2001 Forester Noise In Rear, rear wheel bearings, noisy car
rear wheel bearings, noisy car, rear tires: Hey Richard, get you wife to drive and get in the back of the car while going down the road try to isolate the noise to one side. I would suspect wheel bearings, and for some reason I have replaced more left rear wheel bearings on all Subaru s. I have not...

Subaru Repair: 2001 Forrester Front Axel Noise, subaru forrester, loud noise
subaru forrester, loud noise, freeway: unfortuantly noises are the hardest to diagnose, and impossible for me to do that from hear. If you have been taking it to the same mechanic every time, it s time to find a new one. If they can hear the noise, they should be able to find it one way or another...

Subaru Repair: 2001 Legacy Outback Bean Edition, legacy outback, blown fuse
legacy outback, blown fuse, fuse box: Possibly a starter, but they are usually pretty good. More likely a blown fuse or burnt fuseable link. There is a fuseable link in the fuse box under the hood on 4 cylinder models, but I am not sure if it is there on a six cylinder. Sorry, but I dont think...

Subaru Repair: 2001 Subaru Outback Idles rough, poor acceleration, stalls at stop, subaru outback, gauge readings
subaru outback, gauge readings, o2 sensors: If you have a bad O2 sensor the vehicle can run poorly all the time.There is no CO2 sensor But there are two O2 sensors.The ECM determines how much fuel it gives the engine based on the O2 sensor readings.But there is no feasible way the o2 sensor which screws...

Subaru Repair: 2001 Subaru Outback Limited, subaru outback, 2 quarts
subaru outback, 2 quarts, gas mileage: Subaru s are not that great on fuel milage. 24 MPG is great for that vehicle. Its the sacrifice for the perfomance. Because of the horizontal design of the engine, you need to wait about 5 minutes after turning off the engine to check the oil level. I would...

Subaru Repair: 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon oil and antifreeze leaks, subaru outback, outback wagon
subaru outback, outback wagon, pan hope: The antifreeze is probably coming from the water pump. I would say the oil leak is coming from the front of the engine behind the timing cover. Replace you cam and crank seals, the timing belt and water pump at the same time. You could also have leaking...

Subaru Repair: 2002 Forester - Clutch, clutch fork, forestor
clutch fork, forestor, drive auto: I cant really comment on specific experiences with the dealer.What i can tell you is most dealers do a safety inspection on there used cars prior to selling them on there lot.The key word here is safety inspection.I don t know of anything they could have done...

Subaru Repair: 2002 Forester Head gasket, head gasket failure, engine coolant
head gasket failure, engine coolant, head gaskets: The head gaskets do fail .But as far as the rest of your concerns Its really hard to say, we do lots of headgaskets and never have had a problem but we Specialize in Subaru and know what to look for.What I am leery of is the check engine light ,what was the...

Subaru Repair: 2002 Outback Power Seat, repair strategies, power seat
repair strategies, power seat, outback: I hate to say it, but I have no experience with Subaru power seats. But, if it were a gm, the whole seat track would need to be replaced. Actually, on a gm, thats the only way to get the part. The last one we did on a gm, we bought the new seat track, and...

Subaru Repair: 2002 Subaru WRX turbo being sluggish, fuel delivery system, chevron fuel
fuel delivery system, chevron fuel, subaru wrx: I wouldn t look to fuel cleaner it may compound the problem if the problem isn t a dirty fuel system.You also need to verify the emissions tag before trying to have it re flashed.And there may be a independent Subaru shop that can re-flash it for you.But if...

Subaru Repair: 2003 Outback wagon, body molding, outback wagon
body molding, outback wagon, push pins: I think the piece of molding you are describing is called a rocker molding. Not sure if water should or shouldn t get there. But, if it is loose, I would fix that. Check with your local Subaru dealers parts department. I think that molding is held on by several...

Subaru Repair: 2004 Legacy 4cyl/4EAT : Timing belt & other engine mechanicals, belt tensioners, legacy wagon
belt tensioners, legacy wagon, warranty repairs: I hate it when people don t give you options. When I do headgaskets, I always give the option replacing everything at the same time. I m assuming the headgaskets were done under warranty. The rest of the replacements would have been up to you, at your cost....

Subaru Repair: 2004 Outback..no tail lights`, left turn signal, outback h6
left turn signal, outback h6, headlamp switch: Usually when just the taillights go out, it is either a fuse, a bad bulb, wiring or a headlamp switch. Do all of the parking lights work besides the taillights? The reason why the left turn signal goes wacky is because the bulb that is in there now is not...

Subaru Repair: 2005 Subaru Impreza Engine shakes, subaru impreza rs, subaru impreza
subaru impreza rs, subaru impreza, boxer engine: It is normal for the car to shake a little when first started. This is due the to low emmisions the vehicle produces. It is heating up the catalytic converters as quickly as possible. I hope you enjoy your Impreza. I myself own the 2006 2.5i Impreza and love...

Subaru Repair: 2005 Subaru impreza w/ loud knocking and loss of power, subaru impreza, cursory check
subaru impreza, cursory check, leak oil: Couldn t tell you much without hearing the engine run but if you gut tells you to have it towed I would have it towed. I am not sure what it could be, I have seen the balancer come loose, if it did it would leak oil from around the seal, and that could cause...

Subaru Repair: 2005 WRX fuel filter, fuel filter, wrx
fuel filter, wrx, fuel tank: Sounds like they could be right I checked my manual and it says it is in the tank, but it shows it can be replaced. Honestly I have not seen one yet, I mostly work on cars that are out of warranty so this maybe something new in the fuel filter world. ...

Subaru Repair: 2006 Baha, timing belt tensioner, vacuum gauge
timing belt tensioner, vacuum gauge, rough run: We have had a couple of Outbacks that had one or more intake valves that were adjusted to tight from the factory causing a rough run.We noticed all of the symptoms you have but it was also rough at idle.Using a vacuum gauge we could see unstable vacuum readings.We...

Subaru Repair: 1992 L series subaru, hydraulic tappets, vise grips
hydraulic tappets, vise grips, water type: Very carefully, there are a lot of things we have had to do through the years. Ultimately we usually put the heads in a hot water type parts washer until the heads are good and hot and then try to extract them by using a rag over the lifter and a pair of...

Subaru Repair: 1996 Subaru Impreza Outback shift problem, subaru impreza outback, brake light switch
subaru impreza outback, brake light switch, subaru impreza: Here is what is typical , pop or coffee is spilled into the auto Trans sifter. This causes the armature for the shift lock solenoid to stick. We usually remove the shifter housing and spray glass cleaner onto the armature to help emulsify the pop and coffee...

Subaru Repair: 1997 subaru forester, subaru forester, flu bug
subaru forester, flu bug, temperature displays: Hey Anthony, Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you but I am fighting the flu bug this week as are my kids. Anyway to your question, are you talking about the temperature sensor for the cooling system? Or are you talking about the inside or outside...

Subaru Repair: 1998 subaru outback legacy overheating, outback legacy, subaru outback
outback legacy, subaru outback, temperature variations: Hello John, Its hard to know what is wrong. The vehicle is reverse flow meaning the t-stat is at the bottom of the engine which you already know if you have taken it out. Have you tried bypassing the heater core, or using a infrared type thermometer to...

Subaru Repair: 2000 2.5 ltr. liberty, check engine light, spark plug wires, emissions systems
spark plug wires, emissions systems, liberty check: Hello John, Sorry it has taken so long to respond, I had answered the question and thought that that i had hit submit before i shut the computer off but I guess not. Anyway to your question, A check engine light can come on for many reasons, there...

Subaru Repair: 97 legacy outback crankshaft pulley, crankshaft pulley, legacy outback
crankshaft pulley, legacy outback, cam sprockets: Hey Will, Yes you did damage the crankshaft pulley, the outer ring should never spin free of the inner ring. Keep in mind it is also the harmonic balance device at the end of the crankshaft. There not all that expensive but I would only buy an O.E....

Subaru Repair: 97 legacy outback crankshaft pulley bolt, subaru legacy outback, crankshaft pulley
subaru legacy outback, crankshaft pulley, pulley bolt: Carl, I am sorry that you have had this happen to you. As far as your questions I will do the best I can to answer them. First, as to why a Dealer wont step up and take responsibility. They don t have to! To most vehicle owners the Dealer is THE authority....

Subaru Repair: differential problems or hub problems?, differential problems, wheel bolts
differential problems, wheel bolts, wheel bearing: Joe, Are you referring to the wheel hub? The portion that presses into the wheel bearing is the hub, this is also what the wheel bolts up to. Subaru has a revised wheel bearing and install procedure if that helps. I need more information to try and help...

Subaru Repair: Forester revving at stop, and "notchy" transmission, throttle position sensor, oxygen sensor
throttle position sensor, oxygen sensor, drive auto: Hard to say, without some more information. Is the check engine light on? There are a few possibilities such as the throttle position sensor or the ISC both of which are tested fairly easily if you know how to test them. I would look for a better suited...

Subaru Repair: forrester engines, drive auto, forester
drive auto, forester, forrester: There are a lot of variables such as how well it is maintained, but the second generation 2.5l found in the 2002 Forester is capable of 300,000 miles. We have a customer with a 1999 Forester with the same engine with 270,000 and counting. Justin All...

Subaru Repair: no fuel after starting, head gasket replacement, double overhead cam
head gasket replacement, double overhead cam, keyless entry system: There is no factory fuel cut off, as part of the O.E. alarm/keyless entry system. Some after market alarms have a fuel cut off. If you don t have the remote you would need to look for the valet switch. I would be curious to know what happens to the cam and...

Subaru Repair: Gas pedal vibrating, seat of your pants, tire rotation
seat of your pants, tire rotation, steering wheel: I would start with making sure the wheels are on tight. The only place you feel a vibration is in the gas pedal? Not in the steering wheel or in the seat of your pants? Is it possible the vibration is worse when accelerating(foot on gas pedal)? Justi...

Subaru Repair: HELP!!!, clutch pressure plate, subaru legacy
clutch pressure plate, subaru legacy, transmission shops: I would suggests starting with a transmission drain and fill and replacing the external filter on the side of the transmission. It may ultimately be that the pump pressure is low but I would suggest starting with a service Justin All Wheel Drive Aut...

Subaru Repair: lighted heat/ ac buttons, subaru outback, subaru dealer
subaru outback, subaru dealer, mode selector: Hello Jim, The lights in the heater controls are called the mode selector bulbs and they go out quite frequently and are readily available at any good Subaru Dealer parts department. There are three bulbs that will need to be done two of them are the same....

Subaru Repair: Oil Leak, impreza outback sport, separator plate
impreza outback sport, separator plate, silicone sealer: Hey Tanner, There are three strong possibilities for the origin of the oil leak at the back of the engine. The first and most likely is called the rear separator plate or oil baffle. There is an updated plate offered by Subaru and you do not want to re-use...

Subaru Repair: power steering hoses, power steering pumps, subaru outback
power steering pumps, subaru outback, power steering fluid: To replace the hoses the power steering fluid must be drained out. And new fluid put in. As for the diagnoses I am not sure what you are looking for diagnosing a particular problem with a mechanical system is more about a skill set than information in a manual....

Subaru Repair: rear wiper, washer fluid, wiper motor
washer fluid, wiper motor, fuse: If you are up for it I would suggest checking the fuse first and then for power at the wiper motor, when the switch is turned on. The pump is separate and is actually in the washer bottle. Most likely if the fuse is ok you will need a motor. Justi...

Subaru Repair: Shift Lock Solenoid, subaru impreza, shift lock
subaru impreza, shift lock, cold weather: What happens and is often mis diagnosed is that the shift lock solenoid armature becomes sticky from pop and coffee being spilt into the shifter which sits just below the cup holder. The pivot point for the shift lock solenoid armature hangs up and is just...

Subaru Repair: Subaru Legacy GT check engine light, mass air flow sensor, air flow sensor
mass air flow sensor, air flow sensor, mass air flow: If I understand right, you had a check engine light come on with a P0340(camshaft position sensor malfunction) code. Or was it P0 341 (camshaft position sensor range problem)? Any ways Subaru has an updated cam and crank sensor update kit that I hope you...

Subaru Repair: Subaru legacy RS year 1996 servicing parts, subaru legacy, quetion
subaru legacy, quetion, filter air: Yes, you can purchase some of the parts here. If you can obtain the part numbers it makes things easier as now one can look up the application. But if memory serves the air and fuel filters are the same and it is just a common part number NGK spark plug...

Subaru Repair: 1991 Liberty Clutch 5spm, hydraulic clutch, clutch pedal
hydraulic clutch, clutch pedal, hydraulic fluid: Will, I am in the U.S. there is no such car as the Liberty and in 1991 the standard Legacy didn t have a hydraulic clutch it was cable driven unless it was a turbo and by your statement of fluid leaking out I am assuming you mean clutch hydraulic fluid?...

Subaru Repair: 1998 Subaru airbag light, air bag, airbag
air bag, airbag, forester: Frank, There are many possible causes of an air bag light coming on. It needs to be Diagnosed, most likely if the light is on and you get in an accident the airbags may not work properly. There isn t much I can do to advise you here other than tell...

Subaru Repair: 1999 Subaru Speedometer, legacy outback, auto repair shops
legacy outback, auto repair shops, subaru legacy: John, I can t say that you have been scammed, the 1999 Subaru Legacy, and Legacy Outback have a problem with the Speedometer in the cluster. We don t charge as much as quoted for the repairs HERE and that is what we offer is better than the dealer pricing,...

Subaru Repair: 2000 Subaru Outback legancy, subaru outback, gas gauge
subaru outback, gas gauge, cant answer: Lori, What is it exactly you want to know? I would suggest having someone who knows what they are doing have a look at the car and go from there. P0420 is a catalyst code and is very diagnosable. You can read up on the check engine light here ...

Subaru Repair: 2001 Outback ltd, sunroof assembly, moon roof
sunroof assembly, moon roof, edmonton alberta: Subaru sunroofs are a pain to deal with as are most sunroofs when they act up. I would get prices on both used and new locally, and go from there. We charge a lot, it is a huge job to remove the head liner and sunroof assembly and the sunroof it self...

Subaru Repair: 2002 Outback 3.0L wagon, heat shields, many different things
heat shields, many different things, computer diagnostics: Anthony, There a a lot of possibilities did the two dealers verify the vibration? It s one thing to say we don t know what is wrong and another to say it s acting normal. The rattle could also be many different things since it is from Michigan...

Subaru Repair: 2004 Outback 3.0 L automatic, throttle position sensor, freeway speeds
throttle position sensor, freeway speeds, bob doll: There is an updated Throttle position sensor, common problem with the H6 found in your LL Bean. Has than been done yet? Also for the dyeing it could be a ISC issue (Idle Speed Control) Not much I can do with out seeing the car for myself other than...

Subaru Repair: 91 subaru loyale 1.8l possible head gasket?, oil pressure guage, subaru loyale
oil pressure guage, subaru loyale, radiator fluid: Ok oil in the radiator is bad for the hoses over time but isn t going to cause any damage to the head gaskets. Especially right of the bat. There are many things that can cause a misfire or running poorly including a failed head gasket. There isn...

Subaru Repair: Battery & Brake dash lights on and off, subaru legacy, dash lights
subaru legacy, dash lights, drop tests: If you used anything other than the Factory Subaru Alternator you are asking for trouble and paid too much as well. The list price on an Alternator from Subaru for a 1998 is less than $80.00 If you are trying to find a bad alternator, do the following...

Subaru Repair: pressure sensor, barometric pressure sensor, manifold pressure
barometric pressure sensor, manifold pressure, power steering: Richard, Your Subaru has more than one pressure sensor. Which one are you referring to? Power steering pressure sensor? Manifold Pressure sensor? Barometric Pressure Sensor? Each one has a specific function, and you can learn about the theory...

Subaru Repair: Random "jerk" at high speeds, cylinder misfire, secondary ignition
cylinder misfire, secondary ignition, joe joe: Joe, You are all over the map in regards to what you have tried to deal with the symptom. A jerk would usually be related to a primary or secondary ignition issue. It could be anything from a relay to a spark plug and involves a process of elimination...

Subaru Repair: rear license plate lamp, subaru legacy, flex point
subaru legacy, flex point, trunk lid: Wayne, On a U.S. model the fuse for the rear license plate bulbs are the same as the parking lights. So if the parking lamps work and the License plate lights do not the fuse is ok. I would check the wiring going from the body of the car to the trunk...

Subaru Repair: Subaru 2000 Outback- resetting check engine light, code scanner, test plug
code scanner, test plug, test station: Bob, You have been misinformed and I am not surprised as most don t understand how the computer works. When you turn off the light you also turn the emissions monitors to not ready status. If you try to take the test with the enough of the monitors...

Subaru Repair: Tie rod replacement, subaru legacy, tie rod
subaru legacy, tie rod, alignment: You have both an inner and outer tie rod and both have different replacement procedures. I think we charge 1/2 an hours labor for the outer & it has been so long since we have done an inner I don t quite remember what the time is. The car must be aligned...

Subaru Repair: 1994 Subaru legacy wagon AWD, subaru legacy wagon, subaru legacy
subaru legacy wagon, subaru legacy, dash lights: Most likely it has some burnt out bulbs or the interior lights have been turned off or down with the turning the switch. Have you checked that, do you have an owners manual that shows how to turn on, off and adjust the lights? Cant help you on the noise...

Subaru Repair: 2001 Outback thermostat + head gasket, Subaru head gasket
Subaru head gasket: Faith, I know you are upset but a lot of what you are saying does not add up. The thermostat is a mechanical device, subject to failure and can easily be tested in a pot of hot water. The head gaskets are covered by Subaru up to 100k and seven years...

Subaru Repair: 2004 Subaru Outback Legacy 2004, outback legacy, subaru outback
outback legacy, subaru outback, sore thumb: Karen, Staring in mid year 04 there is no inline replacement fuel filter. If it has a H6 it doesn t have a external transmission filter. If it has a H4 the spin on filter is on the drivers side of the transmission and should stick out like a sore thumb....

Subaru Repair: Front Headlight/Parking light assembly, light assembly, subaru impreza
light assembly, subaru impreza, skill level: Rich, Honestly how can I answer that for you? I don t know the contents of your tool box, or your skill level. The head light assembly is pretty straight forward to remove and if you cant figure out what to remove or how to remove it maybe its a bigger...

Subaru Repair: Stalling, best bet, stop sign
best bet, stop sign, forester: Issac There isn t anything I can advise you on here. A skilled tech familiar with Subaru, local to you is your best bet. He cleaned the idle sensor? With what? Carb cleaner should never be used as it can damage components. Justin ...

Subaru Repair: Towing Noise, vibration noise, typical issue
vibration noise, typical issue, forester: Dave, That is a non typical issue and there just is no way I can advise you without experiencing for myself the sensation you are experiencing. If the problem can be duplicated by a shop where you live they should be able to figure it out. If not...

Subaru Repair: 91 loyale ignition failure?, coil wire, distributor cap
coil wire, distributor cap, loyale: Michael, If you have spark from the coil through the coil wire to the distributor cap but not out of the cap to the plugs the loss of spark is either at the cap or rotor. How did you check the timing if the car doesn t run? Also you may have a weak...

Subaru Repair: Clutch Replacement, Subaru clutch
Subaru clutch: Chris, There is a kit from Subaru that includes a flywheel. It was meant for the 2000 and newer but we put it on just about everything these days. 32098 AA020 is the part number for the kit, you will also want to get a throw out bearing, clips, and...

Subaru Repair: high beam switch, high beam, easy job
high beam, easy job, proper tools: Don, You have to take precautions with the SRS (air bag) it can blow up in your face when working around it and I wont lay out a how to as a result of this.. I cant give you specific advise on if it is easy or difficult as I have no idea of your skill...

Subaru Repair: Steering squeak and groan, front wheel bearing, rear bearings
front wheel bearing, rear bearings, power steering fluid: We have a machine that sucks out the old and installs new at the reservoir. There is no drain in a power steering system, you can crack open a line and let it drain out but you wont get it all and will need to repeat the process a couple of times. ...

Subaru Repair: Want to Buy 96 to 99 Outback but concerned about engine problems, head gasket, failure rate
head gasket, failure rate, car makers: Frank, Way too much is made of the head gasket thing. And some how other car makers seem to get a pass with a much higher failure rate. Any ways the aprox cost is $1600.00 add to that some money foe timing belt water pump if done at the same time...

Subaru Repair: 1990 subaru legacy wagon auto trans, subaru legacy wagon, mass air flow sensor
subaru legacy wagon, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow: What codes were set? Why was the Mass air suspect? One thing that is very hard to diagnose on that year Legacy is sticky valves. What happens is that after years of sludge build up on the valve stems and valve guides you can have a situation where the valve...

Subaru Repair: 1993 Legacy (Liberty GX) AWD 4 spd Auto Trans Binding, transmission control module, speedometer cable
transmission control module, speedometer cable, spd auto: Hey Tim, You are describing torque binding. This is when the transfer clutches stay engaged either because the transfer clutch solenoid is being commanded on by the Transmission control module (TCM)for any number of reasons or the solenoid is stuck. Also...

Subaru Repair: 1998 Legacy Outback headlights knock sensor, legacy outback, hey jon
legacy outback, hey jon, mile trip: Hey Jon, The knock sensor and the head lights going dim are two separate issues. The knock sensor is the device the engines computer uses to know wether the engine is pinging or not. As far as the dimming, do the lights dim and recover or stay dim? I would...

Subaru Repair: 93 Legacy Wagon, subaru legacy wagon, mass air flow sensor
subaru legacy wagon, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow: There are quite a few possibilities but the most common with that set of symptoms would be the mass air flow sensor. This is the device in which the computer uses to know how much air is entering the engine and will give the vehicle fuel in accordance with...

Subaru Repair: 97 outback impreza wagon, fuse box, dash lights
fuse box, dash lights, scan tool: Hey Belinda, If the speedo has quit working and the check engine light is not on than most likely the speedo it self is at fault. If the check engine light is on than it may need a speed sensor. You should of course check all fuses and connections but...

Subaru Repair: 97 subaru legacy outback, subaru legacy outback, cam sprockets
subaru legacy outback, cam sprockets, cam shaft: Hey Dino, There is a special tool that locks the cam sprockets together so you can remove the bolts, part# 499207300. Other than that, sometimes if you remove the valve cover you can put a big wrench on the cam shaft to hold it in place but this may be...

Subaru Repair: 97 subaru outbackoil and transmission leaks, head gasket repair, head gasket problems
head gasket repair, head gasket problems, gasket leaks: Hey Jim, Yes, it my opinion it is worth fixing. But not the way the dealer is proposing. The first generation 2.5l found in your Outback is prone for internal head gasket leaks. At our shop the head gasket repair starts out at about $1800.00 and includes...

Subaru Repair: '99 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5, advanced auto parts, advance auto parts
advanced auto parts, advance auto parts, volt ohm meter: Hey Tyler, We see a fair amount of problems with both the O2 sensor and the Knock sensor on that vehicle and it wouldn t surprise me if one or both were giving you some trouble. But having said that it is truly hard to know how best to advise you. Its...

Subaru Repair: Check Engine Light, subaru legacy wagon, oxygen monitor
subaru legacy wagon, oxygen monitor, subaru legacy: Hello Sue, I will try to answer your question as best as possible but you may not like what I have to say. There is a lot of confusion about what a check engine light means, this includes many automotive technicians and shops alike. When the light comes...

Subaru Repair: Check engine light, emissions systems, layman terms
emissions systems, layman terms, scan tool: John, The check engine light on your Subaru can come on for many reasons, mostly with regards to the vehicles emissions systems. The first thing you should check is if the gas cap is tight, if it is please read on. Yes you can have the light turned off...

Subaru Repair: diagnosing oil leak, engine oil leak, oil leaks
engine oil leak, oil leaks, best bet: Hey Frank, First of all is the car fixed? If someone isn t all that familiar with the car they might replace things that they think are the cause only to realize later that it wasn t. Having said that transmission fluid is red and oil is not so its...

Subaru Repair: Engine Seals, flange gaskets, outback legacy
flange gaskets, outback legacy, engine seals: Hey Carl, The common leak at the rear of the engine is the Separator plate. Being that you are in PA. rust may be a factor in the repair costs. But this would be the same issue if you went with a used motor ,which would be hard to find anyway and may...

Subaru Repair: heater / check-light, conditional type, oxygen sensor
conditional type, oxygen sensor, auto zone: Hey Jeremy, That is something that a local professional familiar with Subaru needs to diagnose for you. P0032 is front HO2S(heated oxygen sensor) circuit high input. It has nothing to do with the heater in your car. This is a conditional type of OBDII...

Subaru Repair: idling problem in subaru wrx, subaru wrx sti, sti version
subaru wrx sti, sti version, proper signal: Hey Sam It could be one of many things. Installing any part without a diagnoses performed by someone who knows Subaru is a gamble. Is the WRX STI stock or modified? If it is modified start with checking the MODS. If not it may be the N (neutral) switch...

Subaru Repair: Oil comsumption and cylinder misfire, cylinder misfire, impreza wrx
cylinder misfire, impreza wrx, oil comsumption: If the vehicle has a cylinder misfire, than you can and will get smoke out of the tail pipe and in some cases have excess gasses in the crankcase as well(this would explain the fog when you removed the gas cap). A P0302 cylinder misfire means that the computer...

Subaru Repair: Oil level increase in 2002 Subaru Outback, subaru outback, subaru service
subaru outback, subaru service, oil level: Hey Trevor, So I am in the States, and I am so used to Quarts and inches when referring to measurements. Even when a measurement is given in cm the habit is to say a quarter of an inch etc.. So having said all that, a cm on the dipstick past the full...

Subaru Repair: Subaru Forester 2003, subaru forester, subaru forester 2003
subaru forester, subaru forester 2003, grocery carts: Are we talking about a wind type whistle noise mostly at free way speeds? If that is the case a couple of things come to mind. Air can come in past what is called the door gusset(this is the area behind the mirror on the drivers side door). It could be...

Subaru Repair: Subaru Outback Legacy whines when in reverse, outback legacy, subaru outback
outback legacy, subaru outback, whines: As far as a whine on an Automatic Trans goes it could be from the pump or the filter could be restricted, not allowing enough fluid flow to the pump. But since your not sure where the noise is coming from it may be unrelated to the transmission entirely....

Subaru Repair: all wheel drive isn't working, transmission control module, subaru outback
transmission control module, subaru outback, generic code: Hey Christine, Here is how we would Diagnose the problem at the shop. We would plug the Subaru select monitor into the vehicle. Rack it on the hoist put it up in the air and put the vehicle in gear. From there we would look to see if the wheels were moving...

Subaru Repair: 2003 Subaru Forester XS - Whistling Noise when auto is stopped, subaru forester, 2003 subaru forester
subaru forester, 2003 subaru forester, radiator cap: Mark, This is a tough one to answer. A couple of things in that area to make noise would be a hiss type noise from the AC system as the pressure equalizes after shut off but i am not sure why it wouldn t have been present before. Another thing could be...

Subaru Repair: 91 Subaru Loyale, subaru loyale, vacuum modulator
subaru loyale, vacuum modulator, oil levels: The coil doesn t ail that often. Take the distributor cap off and note the position of the distributor rotor. then crank the vehicle over and if the rotor does not move than the left side timing belt is broken. As far as smoke after the Trans was filled...

Subaru Repair: 97 outback awd wagon, cylinder misfire, outback
cylinder misfire, outback, catalyst: Hey Craig, A flashing check engine light, indicates a cylinder misfire and you should probably have it checked out before the possibility of damage to the catalyst occurs. It could be as simple as a faulty plug wire or as serious as a sticky valve. A...

Subaru Repair: 98 Forester Raditor leak and oil leaks, oil leaks, head gaskets
oil leaks, head gaskets, head gasket: Alex, The first gen 2.5l found in your Forester (dohc) is prone for head gasket issues. I wouldn t fix the oil leaks and leave the head gaskets to fail a few months later. We charge $1800.00 or so to replace all of the gaskets and seals including the...

Subaru Repair: 99 Impreza catalytic converter, catalytic convertor, engine control module ecm
catalytic convertor, engine control module ecm, check ups: Hello Andrea, I will try to help answer all of your questions but you may not like all that I have to say. The catalyst failure is related to the spark plugs and ignition wires that were replaced. Any time a vehicle is allowed to misfire there is a...

Subaru Repair: recurring check engine light on, gasket leaks, catalytic convertors
gasket leaks, catalytic convertors, catalytic convertor: The repairs should have been made with Subaru parts as they are in some cases updated parts . I would never suggest the use of an aftermarket catalytic convertor at all. What to do now? It needs a real diagnoses and not a code scan, there is a big difference....

Subaru Repair: stalling after starting, bells and whistles, subaru legacy
bells and whistles, subaru legacy, battery problem: Matt, There are a lot of possibilities but since you have mentioned it started after jump starting a car I would suspect a alternator, battery problem or possibly the ECM (engine control module) has been damaged. Start with testing the alternator in the...

Subaru Repair: 06 baja, Subaru Repair Expert, Subaru warranty help
Subaru Repair Expert, Subaru warranty help, Subaru fluid leak: As long as you have some documentation that you took it in while it was under warranty and complained of a seal leak, you will have some ammunition if the seal fails outside of warranty. A leak has to be more than just residue to be covered under warranty...

Subaru Repair: 1993 subaru legacy 2.2, Subaru repair, Subaru repair help
Subaru repair, Subaru repair help: Hey Nicholas The misfire could be be plugs, wires, injector, valves, vacuum leak. A diagnoses is needed. As far as the lights. Which bulbs did you change out? If all of the turn signal bulbs are ok than you need to check the sockets next, the wiring...

Subaru Repair: 1999 Legacy Check Engine Light, Subaru repair help subaru expert advice
Subaru repair help subaru expert advice: Hey Kevin, The P 1507 is a conditional code and very hard to accurately diagnose sometimes even by the most skilled technician. A conditional code is set when the ECM (engine control module) recognizes a specific condition has been met for it to command...

Subaru Repair: 1999 suburu forester manual trans, suburu forester, high pitch
suburu forester, high pitch, trany: There are a lot of possibilities, the fact that it goes away when you take it out of gear doesn t mean it is a transmission issue. More common is a screech from the exhaust under load, when you take the car out of gear you also remove the load. Sometimes...

Subaru Repair: 2000 subaru outback ltd. transmission and other issues, subaru outback ltd, gas guzzler
subaru outback ltd, gas guzzler, subaru outback: Ok, First of all disconnect the green connector immediately. It s the D check connector, which puts the car in dealer check mode and is used to check the function of solenoids and actuators. You should not drive the car for any distance in D mode ay...

Subaru Repair: 94 Legacy doesn't start, volt ohm meter, subaru legacy
volt ohm meter, subaru legacy, battery cables: Hey Matt, If you here a click instead of it turning over I would suspect the starter contacts are worn. If there is no noise at all then I would suspect that either the ignition switch is not providing a signal to the starter or that there is a problem...

Subaru Repair: Brake vibration, Subaru brake questions
Subaru brake questions: Hey Tom, What are you using for parts? Are making sure the rotor is sitting on the hub flush? Sometimes an uneven hub surface due to rust and pitting can cause problems. Next you have a brake system and if you are using O.E. Subaru pads and rotors...

Subaru Repair: clock in instrument cluster not illuminated, outback wagon, fuse panel
outback wagon, fuse panel, tricky job: Hey Bruce, The dash cluster has to come out and apart and there is a back light or actually a few of them. But if the actual numbers on the LED display for the clock do not work than the clock is dead. It s kind of a tricky job, mostly that the dash...

Subaru Repair: how to fix my sunroof, sun roofs, sunroof
sun roofs, sunroof, miranda: Miranda, I would have to look at it my self to tell you if the problem is with the track or the clips that hold the window guided in the track. You also didn t give a model or year so I cant speak to any common issues as they each have there own. Sun...

Subaru Repair: speed/odometer, subaru legacy outback, subaur
subaru legacy outback, subaur, subaru legacy: Hey Tracey, You don t have a speedo cable its all electric with a speed sensor. The 1999 Subaru Legacy and Subaru Legacy Outback, have common issues with the speedometer unit it self in the cluster. And since you didn t mention a check engine light...

Subaru Repair: Vibration/Noise/Front Wheels on Outback 2001, cv joints, car mechanic
cv joints, car mechanic, car tires: Hey Tiffany, This is hard to answer without driving the car. Did the noise happen before or after the cv joints were done? If it was there before I would say the transmission has probably developed what is called transfer clutch binding. If it happened...

Subaru Repair: wiper fluid, windshield wipers, subaru legacy
windshield wipers, subaru legacy, test light: Hey Crystal, If you can hear the pump come on but nothing comes out the lines may be clogged. If you don t hear the pump come on, most likely the pump has failed but if you have the capabilities you should verify a good signal from the switch to the pump...

Subaru Repair: 1998 Subaru Outback Wagon, Subaru starting problems
Subaru starting problems: Hey Sara, Smokey Subie, When it doesn t start does it make a single click type sound? If that is the case it most likely has worn starter contacts. Now as far as the smoke, was it smoking while you were jumping the vehicle? If so look there, if...

Subaru Repair: 2000 subaru Outback Legacy Transmission, Subaru transmission problems
Subaru transmission problems: Hey Roe, Your Subaru has two fill points one for the transmission and one for the front differential. Which one are you filling? The transmission fill is on the Drivers side. Are you checking the fluid while running in park? What you are describing...

Subaru Repair: 2004 Forrester, rear wheel bearings, road noise
rear wheel bearings, road noise, forester: Hey Steve, The Forester has had some right rear wheel bearing problems. There is a revised wheel bearing and replacement process from Subaru. The repair should be about $350.00 as long as the hub is ok. Which doesn t seem to expensive to me, but...

Subaru Repair: $8000 of work and still not fixed, Subaru expert, Subaru repair help
Subaru expert, Subaru repair help: Donna, Have you spent $8,000.00 to address this one problem or just $8,000.00 overall? As to what is wrong. The best bet is to find a good independent Subaru Expert in your area. NOT the dealer. Fuel pumps don t fail much on a Subaru, I would have...

Subaru Repair: 96 Outback intermittently won't start when warm, Subaru not starting
Subaru not starting: Hey Glen, You mentioned that the crank sensor was replaced but there is actually a cam and crank sensor update kit available from Subaru. Part # 22090 AA000 This is what should have been installed. There are a few other possibilities such as the...

Subaru Repair: 97 Outback Flashing lights, subaru flashing lights
subaru flashing lights: Hey Brent, You have tripped your keyless entry/alarm even if you didn t know you had it. If you don t have a remote you will want to find the valet switch. If you look in the archives on this site you will see I have explained this process before....

Subaru Repair: 99 Subaru Legacy, Subaru running roughly
Subaru running roughly: Hey Joanne, There are a lot of possibilities. You changed the plugs but how about the plug wires and coil. Also is the check engine light on? There a few engine sensors that can cause your described condition as well. These things are expensive...

Subaru Repair: DIFFERENTIAL NOISE, Subaru expert help
Subaru expert help: You didn t mention whether or not the car was a standard or auto transmission. Are you positive that the noise isn t reverberating through the drive shaft and the noise may actually be coming front the rear of the transmission. Also if you put a rear...

Subaru Repair: engine light, Subaru check engine light
Subaru check engine light: Hi Gina, Sounds like you have had a rough go. But here is what I need to help you, I need the code numbers from each visit to the Dealer. Every time a check engine light comes on there is a corresponding code that is set and this code is used to aid...

Subaru Repair: obdll question, Subaru check engine light
Subaru check engine light: Hey Rick P0325 is a knock sensor circuit code. It most likely needs a new knock sensor but the circuit should be tested. To test the circuit properly you will need a scanner capable of reading live data and you will need a DVOM (Digital Volt Ohm Meter)...

Subaru Repair: outback crankshaft/rebuild question, Subaru engine repair help
Subaru engine repair help: Hey Franklin, Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, we are just buried at the shop. Any ways the 2.5l will build up resistance to turning(even with the heads off) when the keyway is at the 11:00 o clock position through the 1:00 o clock position....

Subaru Repair: Speed Sensor for '97 Subaru Legacy Outback, subaru legacy outback, obd ii codes
subaru legacy outback, obd ii codes, outback legacy: Hey Don, How careful were you in installing the speed sensor that the drive key was installed in the transmission properly? If that checks out ok than most likely the drive for the speed sensor sheered off in the transmission which is a no fun type of...

Subaru Repair: Subaru Outback Overheating, Subaru Expert, Subaru Head gasket problems
Subaru Expert, Subaru Head gasket problems: Ron, You most likely have blown head gaskets. Most Technicians are clueless to figuring this out on a Subaru unless they are familiar with them. Smell the coolant overflow bottle, it will smell like exhaust also look in the coolant overflow bottle for...

Subaru Repair: Subaru speed limiter, subaru impreza, 2l
subaru impreza, 2l, good luck: Bryan, I cannot help you with that request. There is no way that I am aware of to do that. Also I am in the U.S. where there was no 1993 Impreza Turbo only the non intercooled Legacy 2.2l Turbo which is totaly different than the EJ 2.0 Turbo. My...

Subaru Repair: Ticking noise - Liberty 1993, car mechanics, subaru liberty
car mechanics, subaru liberty, steering wheel: Try lubing the cable but you may have to replace the speedo head it self. The cable unscrews from the back of the speedo head and goes down to the drive adapter in the transmission on the passenger side. Try taking out of the drive adapter side....

Subaru Repair: Warning lights and sounds, subaru legacy outback, outback wagon
subaru legacy outback, outback wagon, pan gasket: The oil pan is not common, Is the car being looked at by someone familiar with Subaru? You can t leave the lights on on a Subaru unless you flip on the parking light rocker switch on the steering column, and no buzzers will go off. On a Subaru as soon...

Subaru Repair: 1996 Subaru legacy wagon overheating problems, Subaru head gasket help
Subaru head gasket help: Hey Cris, I would start with reading my article here. http://allwheeldriveauto.com/subaru-head-gasket-problems-explained/ This is an in depth explanation of the problem and cure. If I can help you further after that I will try. Justin Independent...

Subaru Repair: 1998 Forester P0420 intermittant fault, Subaru check engine light
Subaru check engine light: I wasn t suggesting aftermarket parts at all. We use Genuine Subaru parts, and just don t charge as much labor. The same is typically true of most shops that specialize The 02 sensors can and will fail if they are subject to coolant. Here is...

Subaru Repair: 2000 Subaru Forrester misfiring cylinder 3, subaru forrester, o2 sensor
subaru forrester, o2 sensor, spark plugs: Passenger side, rear is cylinder # 3. As far as how to replace the spark plugs, here is what we use, a snap-on double wobble spark plug socket with a locking extension. But if are you asking for a step by step process as far as what to remove , take...

Subaru Repair: 2003 Forester Tune up, proper tools, plug wires
proper tools, plug wires, tks: Steve, Follow the plug wires down to the valve covers. The wires go thought the valve covers and down to the plugs which are recessed in the cylinder heads. You will need the proper tools to do this and you will need to remove the washer bottle and...

Subaru Repair: 92 legacy timing issue, interference engine, salvage yard
interference engine, salvage yard, timing belt: Hey Brad, The 1992 2.2l is a non interference engine. The cams can easily become out of time in an accident if the timing belt jumps. It is very easy to check this by removing the timing covers and this should have been done prior to the engine being...

Subaru Repair: '98 Subaru Forester--Engine Issues, Subaru Expert
Subaru Expert: David, The price seems high, but it is not here and I don t know what the right price is for your area. As far as to the rest of the question I cant answer that without looking at it. If you like the car, maybe consider fixing it but I would find...

Subaru Repair: Coolent Leaking from Lower Radiator, Subaru coolant leak
Subaru coolant leak: Has anyone actually looked at the car? The hose just above the radiator hose at the engine side is the water pump elbow hose. It attaches to the water pump and then to a pipe that goes up to one of the heater hoses. There are two transmission cooler...

Subaru Repair: How do you check/add transmission fluid for a 2001 Outback, Subaru transmission
Subaru transmission: Noel, I am trying not to be rude here, but this is what your Owners manual is for. If you don t have a manual I would suggests buying one yesterday. You can click the link below to read about why. The fluid needs to be checked hot idling in park and...

Subaru Repair: fuses and circuits, amp fuse, fuse panel
amp fuse, fuse panel, test light: A lot of times the big nut on the back of the socket loosens up. If the cigar/mirror fuse is ok it s possible that the connector behind the dash has melted and no longer providing a good connection. I would always suggest checking every fuse with a...

Subaru Repair: Jerky Power Steering, smooth motion, power steering
smooth motion, power steering, wheel drive system: Doug, Have you checked the tightness of the belt? Also Subaru s can develop a situation called torque binding. This symptom is usually felt when the car is being turned at low speeds especially in reverse. If you are experiencing torque binding the...

Subaru Repair: piston slap, subaru piston slap
subaru piston slap: Rich, Splitting the case half and putting in pistons is not a do it your self friendly job. And I would not recommend anyone other than a Independent subaru performance and repair shop. It would be cheaper to buy a shortblock from Subaru. I have...

Subaru Repair: Subaru 2002, parking light and battery light is on...., Subaru expert advice
Subaru expert advice: Hey Alvin, Some things that are not typical just cant be diagnosed over the Internet. Due to the fact that the problem sounds to me like something in the column is acting up, I just cant give you advice as I don t think you should play around the air...

Subaru Repair: Subaru lights, Subaru lights flashing
Subaru lights flashing: You have tripped the keyless entry/alarm even if you didn t know you had one. If you don t have the remote you will have to find the valet switch. If you look in the older posts I have given a step by step procedure. If you cant figure it out from...

Subaru Repair: subaru stuck in park, Subaru shifter problems
Subaru shifter problems: Hey Erica, A couple of possibilities, usually what happens is pop and or coffee are spilt into the shift mechanism and the arm that attaches to the shift interlock solenoid becomes sticky which prevents it from moving out of gear. Based on the hot cold...

Subaru Repair: 02 Forester revs w/ fan - AC, air conditiong, engine control module
air conditiong, engine control module, cooling fans: Hey Kevin, It s hard to say if what you are feeling is something to worry about or not. A 500rpm increase with the ac on is excessive. How it works is that when the computer turns on the cooling fans, air conditiong(which also comes on with the defrost)...

Subaru Repair: 1988 subaru wagon, top notch, 8l
top notch, 8l, machinist: Will, Splitting the case half s is a chore. Plus you will need a top notch Machinist. No idea about Australia, but in the U.S. finding a good used motor for a 1988 is a tall task and there are no new motors. Most Reman or Rebuilt motors are suspect....

Subaru Repair: 1990 Loyale & 1997 Legacy Outback, Subaru starting problem, Subaru Idle problem
Subaru starting problem, Subaru Idle problem: Hey John, There are a lot of possibilities for both. The loyale could be a faulty aftermarket reman starter. Or the electrical portion of the ignition switch could be faulty. Next time do nothing except for keep turning the key if eventually it starts...

Subaru Repair: 1993 Impreza with expensive repairs, Fix or sell my Subaru
Fix or sell my Subaru: Johanna, I sound like a broken record here but you just can t look at the cost to repair versus the value of the car it will never pan out. You must look instead at the TOTAL VALUE of repairing versus money spent on another car, the interest paid on...

Subaru Repair: 1998 Suburu legacy, throttle position sensor, suburu
throttle position sensor, suburu, legacy: Hey Kevin, Which Computer did you replace the Trans control Module or the Engine Control Module? Did you ever have it Diagnosed? What is the line Pressure? Was the Throttle position sensor Tested? There isn t much I can do for you over the interne...

Subaru Repair: 2001 outback rear bearing, Subaru wheel bearing
Subaru wheel bearing: Hey Peter, The wheel bearing and possible hub is not really a do it your self repair. It involves special tools and depending how the repair is made a stand up hydraulic press. You could take out the knuckle and take the whole thing to a machine...

Subaru Repair: '99 Forester tranny slips into neutral, Subaru Transmission problem
Subaru Transmission problem: Hey Frank, The front pinion seals can leak allowing Automatic transmission fluid to be pushed into the front differential. This creates a low fluid level in the transmission. Which can cause symptoms. If you check the fluid level and it is low,correct...

Subaru Repair: 99 outback sport O2 sensor, Subaru check engine light
Subaru check engine light: The O2 sensor can also go by the name H2OS. Which means Heated O2 sensor. O2 sensors have to reach a certain temperature before they work. Rather than wait for the engine exhaust to heat up the 02 sensor manufacturer started heating the o2 sensors quite...

Subaru Repair: front differential whine while accelerating, tire pressures, car drives
tire pressures, car drives, specific tools: Hey Frank, A good Independent Subaru Repair Shop can also service it. We own all of the tools so should any other Subaru shop. As far as the rest of your Question I cant comment without driving it my self. there is just no way for me to comment...

Subaru Repair: Engine knock sensor, Subaru engine light
Subaru engine light: Zach, Subaru Suggested list is $90.00 for the part, not expensive in my book but its all relative. Leaving a faultly knock , can cost you at the pump, affect how much the car pollutes, can allow the car to ping which over time will damage the engine....

Subaru Repair: Subaru Tranfer Case?, wheel drive car, wrx impreza
wheel drive car, wrx impreza, wheel bearings: Subaru doesn t use a transfer case. If it is a manual transmission it uses a Viscus coupler, If it is a Auto transmission it uses a Computer to engage a Solenoid to activate the Transfer clutches. Usually the symptoms are Torque binding (slow speeds...

Subaru Repair: 02 forester locked up, rear axel, abs sensor
rear axel, abs sensor, cam sensor: Jim, First of all why didn t you just unplug the abs sensor? It connects further up via a two pin connector. You should never cut and splice a speed sensor, crank, or cam sensor. The wires are shielded and you have just changed that. Try wiggling...

Subaru Repair: 1996 Subaru legacy Rs Twin turbo, obd ii, subaru legacy
obd ii, subaru legacy, wrx: Hey Jess, Here is the deal. I am in the US and in 1996 there was no twin turbo legacy imported into the US. What we had here was a non intercooled turbo from up to 1994 and nothing else until 2001 with the WRX which is still just a single turbo. ...

Subaru Repair: 1998 Outback Wagon Ltd: Wont Start when rains, Subaru wont start
Subaru wont start: Yvonne, Of course it can be fixed, but the only way it will happen is for someone familiar to Subaru does a thorough diagnoses. A couple of points in terms to help you better explain the symptoms. The battery provides electrical current to the starter...

Subaru Repair: 1999 Outback shakes when starting when it is in the rain, Subar runs rough
Subar runs rough: Sid, There are a lot of potential causes more than I can list. It could be a corroded coil, and or ignition wire, it could be a mass air flow sensor, it could be one or more of the spark plugs was wet with fuel and once it was burnt away it was fine....

Subaru Repair: 1999 subaru outback, Subaru alarm problems
Subaru alarm problems: Maybe the alarm is not the issue? The trick isn t disconnecting the battery cable with the key on it is with the key off disconnect the battery cable, turn the key on and reconnect the cable with the key on. The valet switch will be there it is taped...

Subaru Repair: 2000 Subaru Outback losing pressure, Subaru Expert
Subaru Expert: Lisa, I don t really understand what you are asking. Are you asking for the specific test procedure? Diagnostics are about a process of elimination and is not a exact science. A good Technician familiar with Subaru should be able to diagnose...

Subaru Repair: 97 legacy outback cooling fans, legacy outback, cooling fans
legacy outback, cooling fans, warning light: We have seen this a few times. It is not an easy diagnoses. We have replaced a sensor, relays and the ECM (engine control module) to correct it. So each time we have seen this issue it has been something different at fault. It may be a tough task...

Subaru Repair: '98 Subaru Outback, subaru outback, trip odometer
subaru outback, trip odometer, electrical problem: Hey Kim, You have two issues here. the first being a intermittent misfire that is most likely stick valves. The valve stem becomes sticky with sludge and hangs up in the guide, staying partially open when it should be closed causing a misfire. The...

Subaru Repair: ball joints, ball joints, ball joint
ball joints, ball joint, speed sensor: Bob, If the bolt breaks you can drill it out and re-tapp the threads. Or take it to a machine shop and let a pro do it. If you get a used knuckle there is no way of knowing how long the bearing will last. Better of fixing what you have. Justin...

Subaru Repair: diagnosing a broken timing belt or water pump in 98 impreza, blown head gasket, timing belt
blown head gasket, timing belt, water pump: Hey Mitch, All of that is tough to answer. Most likely the water pump seized? It may have bent the valves. All of this is speculation with out testing. Putting $2500.00 into a used car will cost less than buying a $25,000 new one. Really...

Subaru Repair: Subaru front axel, bearings & seal replacement, seal replacement, station wagon
seal replacement, station wagon, axles: Tony, There is no way I can give you an accurate quote over the Internet. I would guess at $340.00 1 hr per axle 1 hr per wheel bearing with the axle already out. We charge $85.00 an hour. But the car isn t hear in front of me and the price...

Subaru Repair: speedometer, subaru legacy wagon, speedo gear
subaru legacy wagon, speedo gear, subaru legacy: Mary, You have to understand that I can give advice, give you possible solutions, and let you know if something is typical or not. But there is no way I can answer why did my speedo quit working with any accuracy without looking at the car. It...

Subaru Repair: subaru 2003 impreza outback, brake noise, brake pads
brake noise, brake pads, rotor: Tim, There are so many possible problems in regards to either question. The brake noise could be one of many issues, such as grease on the surface of the pad or rotor. Why not just take it back to the dealer and have them check there work? ...

Subaru Repair: 01 Outback, subaru, service
subaru, service, repair: Todd, It could be anything from a poorly made head gasket repair to a restricted radiator, non o.e. type Subaru thermostat, defective cooling fan and the list goes on. The problem with just stating what repairs have been done is repairs are different...

Subaru Repair: 1993 Subaru Legacy AWD sation wagon won't start, subaru legacy, battery cables
subaru legacy, battery cables, fuse box: Jack, If the lights don t come on, I would recheck the battery and cables. From there you need to look into the power or ground loss. If the lights do in fact come on and it doesn t start most likely the starter contacts are worn. Justin http://allwheeldriveauto.com/...

Subaru Repair: 1998 legacy outback 2.5 shakes, Subaru Expert
Subaru Expert: Michael, Bosch platinum is a bad choice for the Subaru, stick to the NGK platinum the car came with. Since it was fine until you started changing the plugs, you should start with unwinding your repairs. Its also possible that you bumped a vacuum line...

Subaru Repair: 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon gas or exhaust smell, Subaru gas smell
Subaru gas smell: Hello Patti, If it is a gas smell the fuel lines will tend to start to leak in the colder weather. Its just a mater of tightening up the fuel line clamps but some require component removal to access the fuel lines. In some cases we will replace the...

Subaru Repair: 96 subaru outback, Subaru expert, Seattle Subaru Expert
Subaru expert, Seattle Subaru Expert: Brandon, Before replacing the alternator , you should have verified power and signal to the alternator to avoid replacing parts that are still ok. If you check and there is a signal loss you need to find out why, if the signal is ok maybe you bought...

Subaru Repair: '97 OUTBACK 2.5L SPEEDOMETER/STALLING, Subaru check engine light
Subaru check engine light: Chris, I am at a disadvantage trying to map out a diagnostic procedure. What we would do here versus what you can do at home without a Subaru select monitor is going to be very different. Most likely the speedo function and the check engine light are...

Subaru Repair: 99 Subaru Legacy L - electrical problem?, Subaru repair seattle
Subaru repair seattle: Sue, It could all be related, but there really is now way of knowing for sure until it is looked at. The typical thing with the lighter is it comes apart and blows the fuse. As far as the rest it just needs to be looked at. Justin www.allwheeldriveauto.com...

Subaru Repair: 99 Subaru Legacy problem, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Robert, I understand the symptoms, and the most common thing would be the mass air flow sensor, but there are plenty of other things it could be. You have already spent time and money trying to fix it, your choices from here are either to go with my guess...

Subaru Repair: '99 Subaru Outback Sensor replacement, subaru outback, o2 sensors
subaru outback, o2 sensors, accurate diagnosis: Hello Paul, I think you mean O2 sensor, yes that can cause an issue. But I have no way of knowing if yours has failed, there are a multitude of possibilities. There is no way of knowing if the diagnoses is accurate based on the information you can provide...

Subaru Repair: Failed NOx test 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2, subaru legacy outback, combustion temperature
subaru legacy outback, combustion temperature, emissions test: David, I wasn t aware that any state still tested for NOX on a 1996 and newer car most states just do a OBDII test which is plugging in and checking for fault codes which it sounds like you may have anyways. not sure about the altitude thing on pre...

Subaru Repair: Forester repair, Subaru expert, Seattle Subaru Expert
Subaru expert, Seattle Subaru Expert: Ron, Most likely your problem is not the water pump, that would be very unusual for a Subaru. The water pump is not driven by the acc. belts instead it is driven by a cogged timing belt that doesn t really squeel. The typical thing is a head gasket...

Subaru Repair: Fuel injectors, fuel compression, fuel injectors
fuel compression, fuel injectors, fuel line: Marc, There is a limit to what I can help you with from here. I don t really remember our last post, if you have a mis, you need to figure out what is missing, spark, fuel Compression etc. The answer to the misfire lies in finding what is missing or...

Subaru Repair: Missing engine, Subaru runs rough, Subaru check engine light
Subaru runs rough, Subaru check engine light: Marc, If it is isolated to 1 cylinder, check the injector. 1990 to 1991 automatic transmission, with the grey colored injectors failed quite often. Now keep in mind I am in the U.S. where the liberty is the Legacy and the above statement may only be true...

Subaru Repair: Overheating mystery, subaru, service
subaru, service, repair: Bob, Most likely you have blown head gaskets. You can replace everything around them until there is nothing left to do or have a Subaru shop local to you have a look, not a general repair shop mind you but a Subaru expert. i really want to caution that...

Subaru Repair: Suburu Legacy Outback - cambelt change, Subaru Parts
Subaru Parts: Richard, Yes there are a couple of tools you need to buy. The most important is the one for removing the crankshaft pulley bolt. As far as ease of repair, I really don t work on much else so really don t know how it rates as compared to a Isuzu....

Subaru Repair: Ticking noise when making turns, Subaru Cv Axle
Subaru Cv Axle: Meera, A CV joint can make noise without any visual faults detected as it is covered with a CV boot. The typical thing is the boot tears, leaks out the grease then the joint fails, but the joint can make noise and fail without the boot ripping this is...

Subaru Repair: Subaru outback sport-impretza, subaru outback sport, subaru outback
subaru outback sport, subaru outback, older models: Hey Rich, Since you didn t provide which year I will guess. The 2.5l SOHC have a kit available from Subaru that includes a new 2 piece flywheel. I would ay $850.00 to $900.00 to do it right with the right parts. The older models with a 2.2l are much...

Subaru Repair: 05 Forester Clutch, automatic clutch, clutch assembly
automatic clutch, clutch assembly, 2005 subaru forester: Shirley, Regardless of what I tell you the dealer is always going to do the minimum required to make the repairs, and thats because that is all Subaru will pay for. The repair that is going to be made is to the Transfer clutches for the AWD system, which...

Subaru Repair: 1996 Subaru Outback Knock Sensor, subaru legacy outback, subaru outback
subaru legacy outback, subaru outback, subaru legacy: Jared, Parts are looked up in electronic catalog with a vehicles VIN number, with out it there is no way of knowing. I cant tell you what part your car requires without knowing the proper vehicle info, call a Subaru dealer with your VIN number and ask...

Subaru Repair: 2001 Outback Wagon Cigarette Lighter Socket, Wind Noise from front windows, and Squeal when Starting the Car, subaru legacy outback, fuse tester
subaru legacy outback, fuse tester, outback wagon: Saundra, The wind noise can be read about here http://allwheeldriveauto.com/what-is-that-wind-noise-in-my-subaru/ Remove the belts, if the noise goes away replace the belts and quit trying to spray them it wont permanently resolve anything. If the...

Subaru Repair: 91 Loyale FWD - Ignition Coil, warranty worth, power transistor
warranty worth, power transistor, labor warranty: Ken, I m just not sure what you are looking for here. I cant diagnose it from here, if the shop doesn t know what is wrong, take it somewhere else. As far as price, I don t know, $250.00 probably includes parts and labor, with a mark up included in...

Subaru Repair: 97 suabaru legacy gt 2.5, legacy gt, timing belt
legacy gt, timing belt, rpm: Hello Dell, What is your question? The car would need to be looked at locally, and preferably by someone else other than the guy who replaced the timing belt. You must under stand there is a limit to what I can help you with over the Internet. ...

Subaru Repair: Fan belt squeling, fan belt, skill set
fan belt, skill set, squeal: Tony, Belts can squeal from becoming loose, cracking, or from a component starting to fail. You can probably tighten the belt your self, but I have no idea your skill set or toolbox contents. Have a look your self, if you are concerned a belt adjustment...

Subaru Repair: Forrester Shudders, cv axles, steep hill
cv axles, steep hill, shudders: Deborah, Plenty of ideas, but there all just that with out driving it my self, If I have to guess I would say you have cheap Chinese made aftermarket cv axles installed in your Forester causing the vibration. In terms of the front wheels not gripping?...

Subaru Repair: oil leak, oil leaks, loyale
oil leaks, loyale, oil leak: Alex, You have many places the oil can be coming from, the timing cover seal keeps stuff away from the timing belts, not oil in, the belt is meant to be clean and dry. Most likely a cam seal or support o-ring has failed. Justin www.allwheeldriveauto.com...

Subaru Repair: repair, caskets, gaskets
caskets, gaskets, leaks: Gary, If you need the gaskets replaced you will most likely only cause your self more money and pain by trying to put it off. I have no idea how significant the leaks are to make that determination for you. $1500.. is probably about right. Justi...

Subaru Repair: SUBARU LEGACY TROUBLE, subaru legacy, engine control module
subaru legacy, engine control module, cruise control: Lou, You need to start with having the Engine Control Module scanned for codes. That is the starting point, from there determining the cause of the code or codes and also most likely the cause of the rough running will be the next step. You can read...

Subaru Repair: subaru engine noise, drain hole, squeel
drain hole, squeel, subaru engine: Jeffrey, its not a cam bearing as you don t have any, Subaru is known for a high pitched whistle form the exhaust as you accelerate hard. Typically happens after about 60k or so, the reason why is complicated, but in a summary the muffler has a drain...

Subaru Repair: subaru outback fuel filling problem, subaru outback, gas tank
subaru outback, gas tank, solenoids: George, There is nothing I can walk you through your self to verify a problem with venting. There are tests that can be performed that involve energizing solenoids with the Subaru Select Monitor. But after that there are more test, because gas is flammable...

Subaru Repair: suburu leagacy, subaru head gasket, head gasket problems
subaru head gasket, head gasket problems, head gaskets: Jerry, The number one cause of an over heating Subaru is the head gaskets. You can read about it here. http://allwheeldriveauto.com/subaru-head-gasket-problems-explained/ I don t know from here if that is what is wrong with your car as there...

Subaru Repair: Transmission Nightmare, subaru impreza, control modules
subaru impreza, control modules, transmission control: Chris, You can start with checking your fluid level in the Transmission, from there it needs to be Diagnosed locally. There is just no way I can know whats wrong without looking at it, or at least having the engine and transmission diagnostic trouble...

Subaru Repair: 99 outback 2.5 dohc, hydraulic lifters, compression check
hydraulic lifters, compression check, valvetrain: The Subaru 2.5l mentioned, uses mechanical lash adjusters for the valvetrain, this started in mid year 1996 to present. As far as why it is running roughly there are a lot of possibilities, has a vacuum gauge been hooked up to the car or is the tight...

Subaru Repair: Decrease in fuel efficiency 97 Legacy Outback, Subaru runs rough, Subaru check engine light
Subaru runs rough, Subaru check engine light: Natalie, Clearing the code doesn t fix the car, If you are driving your Subaru around with a intermittent misfire you could be slowly damaging the catalyst amongst other things as well. Repair the cylinder #1 misfire and it should regain some of its...

Subaru Repair: 1990 Legacy axles :/, roll pins, stub shaft
roll pins, stub shaft, head bolts: Hey Jerry, The axle nut socket is a 32mm, The roll pins should really be replaced. The axle is held to a stub shaft coming out of the transmission via the roll pins and the seals are not disturbed, and really neither are the struts. Just be very...

Subaru Repair: 1998 Subaru Forester, subaru forester, better business bureau
subaru forester, better business bureau, subaru dealership: Hi Doris, The process of replacing the timing belt includes inspecting the rest of the timing components, if this wasn t done properly then the dealership should stand behind their work if they won t, your next steps would be SOA (Subaru of America) The...

Subaru Repair: 97 Subaru Impreza outback sport, subaru impreza outback sport, subaru impreza outback
subaru impreza outback sport, subaru impreza outback, impreza outback sport: Thomas, Trying to help you out with a noise over the net is a tricky thing, there are I am afraid to say so many typical Subaru noises its hard to point you in the right direction with out hearing the noise myself. I half suspect a hub or wheel bearing,...

Subaru Repair: 98 Forester idle air control valve?, Subaru check engine light
Subaru check engine light: Hi Karin, P0170 fuel trim is a conditional code, meaning a specific condition is present causing the computer to command on the check engine light. Your Forester has an Idle speed control(ISC)device but would typically not fail and especially in correlation...

Subaru Repair: Intermittent ABS light and groan in brakes, subaru forester, subaru forester 2003
subaru forester, subaru forester 2003, subaru dealership: Hi Sandi, There really isn t anything that can be done without some one diagnosing the ABS light and checking the noise for you locally. May be look for someone independent from the dealer who is familiar with Subaru. Justin www.allwheeldriveauto.co...

Subaru Repair: P0122 Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A Circuit Low Input, throttle position sensor, sensor switch
throttle position sensor, sensor switch, sensor circuit: John, It means the ECM Engine Control Module is trying to tell you there is something wrong in the Throttle position sensor circuit that needs to be diagnosed and repaired, it could and most likely is a failed throttle position sensor. But it should be...

Subaru Repair: Subaru Forester, Subaru timing belt problem
Subaru timing belt problem: Doris, you are not stuck. The timing belt procedure is to replace the belt and inspect all timing components, if the tensioner fails they did a poor job of inspecting the tensioner, we at our shop replace the tensioner 99.9% of the time to prevent this...

Subaru Repair: whinning sound, Subaru Wheel Bearing
Subaru Wheel Bearing: Hey Brad, Most likely you have a failed wheel bearing and or hub and it should be repaired fairly quickly. Another possibility is a differential bearing but much less likely. With all four wheels up in the air rotate each wheel with one hand on the strut...

Subaru Repair: 1999 subaru legacy outback wagon alarm, subaru legacy outback, outback wagon
subaru legacy outback, outback wagon, subaru legacy: Hello Howard, You need to remove the keyless entry module from the vehicle and all of the wiring associated with it it may also be wired into the ignition system depending on which level of keyless was installed in the car. Justin www.allwheeldriveauto.co...

Subaru Repair: 2002 Outback Problems, Subaru check engine light
Subaru check engine light: Barbara, Maybe start with giving me the code pertaining to the check engine light. When you say the Dealer cant figure it out can you elaborate in a bit more detail? Has the car ever acted up with more than a 1/4 tank of fuel in it? Make sure in your...

Subaru Repair: 2004 Subaru Outback (Manual) Noise, subaru outback, wheel bearing
subaru outback, wheel bearing, carburater: Angie, First off the 04 outback doesn t have a carburetor so I would look at your receipts and see what you paid for. As to the noise it could be a bearing in the transmission, a alternator that is noisy or a wheel bearing, does it only make the noise...

Subaru Repair: Changing spark plug wires, head gasket leak, spark plug wires
head gasket leak, spark plug wires, spark plug wire: Hi Karl, You have leaking spark plug tube seals, you need to remove the valve covers, replace the valve cover gaskets, spark plug tube seals, oil filler tube O-ring and valve cover bolt seals. Before you do all of this I would suggest to look at the...

Subaru Repair: Impreza Idle Problem, Subaru Idle, subaru repair expert
Subaru Idle, subaru repair expert: Hello Tom, A good diagnoses really needs to be done locally to verify any potential component or condition issue. If there is no problems found, there is a logic update that should correct this. But I have to stress a Logic update to the Vehicle ECM(Engine...

Subaru Repair: Oil Leak on Subaru Impreza, auto machanic, subaru impreza
auto machanic, subaru impreza, timing belt: The timing belt is due every 60k on a 1998, so it would be due 60k from now if you replace it, the belt price is too high should be closer to $70.00. If the cam seals are leaking oil on the belt then yes it should be done. If it s just for maintenance...

Subaru Repair: o2 sensor, o2 sensors, kim kim
o2 sensors, kim kim, autozone: Kim, You have a code if you want to guess at what the car needs based on the code then yes the vehicle has front and rear 02 sensors, some 04 s have more than 2. They are located in the exhaust system, the front 02 or also called the air/fuel sensor is...

Subaru Repair: Sluggish Transmission?, Subaru Transmission problem
Subaru Transmission problem: Hey Rodney, Subaru Transmissions can work for a while with symptoms, but they can also quit working very suddenly with out much warning. Has any one looked at the data from the transmission control module? Most likely the pump pressure is low has anyone...

Subaru Repair: 03 subaru forester stalling issue, Subaru check engine light on
Subaru check engine light on: John, You are making this much harder than it needs to be, there are a thousand possible reasons for the check engine light to come on and only one light, just because the light was on one time and a gas cap was faulty, doesn t mean every time it comes...

Subaru Repair: 1997 subaru impeza outback sport, subaru impeza, outback sport
subaru impeza, outback sport, sensor input: Sean, It s hard to say for sure but most likely no, as the vehicles computer will go into a limp mode when there is a failed sensor input to it. Now an engine running in limp mode fore to long will never run as efficiently as on that isn t. Justin...

Subaru Repair: 2004 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT-, subaru forester, 2004 subaru forester
subaru forester, 2004 subaru forester, drive axles: Joe, There isn t any one thing I can suggest you check or have checked. If the problem can be duplicated by the Dealer it can be fixed. Things that need to be checked would be the front drive axles, wheel balance, tire out of round, radial tire runout,...

Subaru Repair: 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R AWD Sedan Catalytic Converter, rotten egg odor, catalytic convertors
rotten egg odor, catalytic convertors, subaru outback: Laurie, The Catalytic convertors are under warranty up to 80k. There are so many possibilities as to why the Convertors have failed and there is no way I can suggest the cause without seeing it. I wouldn t suspect foul play or buying a lemon it s an...

Subaru Repair: 92 Legacy revs drop and engine stalls, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Andrew, There are many possibilities, mass air flow sensor, spark plugs, plug wires, sticky valves. diagnostics is a process of elimination start eliminating the obvious things such as spark plugs and wires(check them don t just replace them) and go from...

Subaru Repair: 93 Subaru Impreza, valve tappets, subaru impreza
valve tappets, subaru impreza, maintanence: Hello Gene Sounds like one of the valve tappets or lifters is having trouble pumping up and staying that way. This could be a failing lifter, restriction in the oil supply to the lifer, a restricted oil pick up tube or a sucked in oil pump to block o-ring....

Subaru Repair: Battery and emergency brake dash lights flickering, voltage drop test, daytime running lights
voltage drop test, daytime running lights, subaru outback: Nicole, If the battery/charging voltage is only 11.4 there is a problem in the circuit as it really should be over 12.4, the amperage output needs to be checked as well as a voltage drop test Can t really diagnose it for you without seeing the car but...

Subaru Repair: Subaru Forester Fuel Gauge Problem, subaru forester, fuel gauge
subaru forester, fuel gauge, accessible thanks: Jim, It could be a gauge or one of the two sending units or the wiring. You will need to buy a service manual to find all of the connections, the fuel tank sending units are located inside the gas tank and there are access panels behind the rear seat....

Subaru Repair: 2000 Subaru Outback/ Turn signal replacement, turn signal switch, installing a car stereo
turn signal switch, installing a car stereo, subaru outback: Derald, The turn signal switch comes as a complete assembly new from Subaru , but the switch it self can be un bolted from the assembly and switched out. I have no way of knowing your skill set to know if its easy or difficult for you to attempt the...

Subaru Repair: '98 Outback seal problems, Subaru expert, Seattle Subaru Expert
Subaru expert, Seattle Subaru Expert: Katie, You are looking for trouble. Take the car to a Subaru Expert for a pre purchase inspection. $1400.00 for a front seal is real high. Head gaskets are closer to $1600.00 and most shops would put the front seal in at the same time for $8.00 or so...

Subaru Repair: Forester 97 manual, typical issues, fuel filter
typical issues, fuel filter, sensors: HI Steve, Its just not possible to give you any real valuable advice on your Vehicle without being able to experience the symptoms first hand. I can give you advice on typical issues, typical things to look for, but really cant diagnose it from here,...

Subaru Repair: front passenger side tire, wheel studs, legacy wagon
wheel studs, legacy wagon, reputable shop: Hi Brittany, I really cant answer the insurance thing, that is a question for your insurance company. As far as a relative with car experience, that is kind of a question for them as well. I have to assume the broken bolts are the wheel studs. Do they(your...

Subaru Repair: re: 1998 Subaru Legacy L wagon, light dimmer switch, dashboard lights
light dimmer switch, dashboard lights, volt ohm meter: Joe, I dont understand much of what you have entered above but here you go. If you have a click no start most likely the starter contacts are worn out. But this should be verified with a volt ohm meter checking for the proper voltage at the starter...

Subaru Repair: 93 Subaru Impreza, crankshaft pulley, crank pulley
crankshaft pulley, crank pulley, crank shaft: Gene, The ignition timing is not adjustable, there is no mechanical timing mark on the Crank shaft pulley only a reference for checking advance. The crank pulley has to come off to put a timing belt on a Subaru unless you are running with out timing...

Subaru Repair: 1998 Outback Sport clutch, impreza outback sport, manual transmission
impreza outback sport, manual transmission, clutch: Hi Kevin, Your Clutch is slipping, and needs repair. The 1998 O/B Sport still uses a cable that requires adjustment every 15k or so, but it may be to late. You will either have to take it in or try the adjustment your self. Justin www.allwheeldriveauto.com...

Subaru Repair: Shudder in 2008 Liberty Spec B 3.0 Wagon, viscous coupler, flat tyre
viscous coupler, flat tyre, wheel bearing: Lili, Your Subie doesn t exist in the U.S Market so I really have no idea if its an Auto , Manual or if it has VDC As such its difficult to come up with any advise on a car I really have no back ground with. Usually a slow speed bind in the front...

Subaru Repair: Subaru Legacy 97 outback hesitation., subaru legacy, egr system
subaru legacy, egr system, p0420: PO 400 is an EGR System code, and a malfunction in that system could cause a hesitation. Po420 is a Catalyst code and wouldn t affect the cars performance unless it was clogged and that would be pretty hard to imagine on a Subaru. The hesitation may...

Subaru Repair: Subaru Outback, new head gasket- overheating, subaru legacy outback, subaru outback
subaru legacy outback, subaru outback, head gasket: Courtney, WHAT IS GOING ON??? There is no way I can know what has happened, I understand your frustrations but from here I can speculate all day about what may have or may have not happened in the course of the repairs, it may be that they did a bad...

Subaru Repair: 2.2 engine swap, dowel pins, mount nuts
dowel pins, mount nuts, torque converter: Hi Jeremy, You have 2 lower bell hosing nuts, 2 upper bolts, two motor mount nuts, torque converter bolts if it is an automatic, there are also 2 dowel pins that can cause the motor to stick to the trans, and may require penetrant or punching out the dowel...

Subaru Repair: 93 Impreza fuel pump, iridium sparkplugs, subaru impreza
iridium sparkplugs, subaru impreza, cold town: Michelle, A fuel pump is one of many possibilities, the right way to go about this is to test for fuel pressure if it doesn t have fuel pressure than test for power and ground at the fuel pump. If you have good signals to the pump and still have no...

Subaru Repair: 93 Impreza, idle speed control, subaru
idle speed control, subaru, possibilities: Charles, There are many possibilities, I would start with cleaning the ISC (Idle Speed Control ) with an approved cleaner and go from there. If you aren t sure if thats a task for you take it somewhere that is familiar with Subaru local to you and let...

Subaru Repair: Question about regular Impreza and WRX Intake, air fuel ratio, cold air intake
air fuel ratio, cold air intake, air intakes: Paul, The link you provided doesn t work, sorry. I will answer about air intakes and intake manifold. I dont have great news anyways. There really are zero ways of correctly obtaining horse power increases on a 2009 Impreza N/A engine. Other...

Subaru Repair: Shuttering at 50 mph+, Subaru Expert
Subaru Expert: Michael I say this all the time, but there are some things that just cant really be addressed over the internet, and your symptoms are one of them. There are so many possibilities. You could have a misfires, but would typically also have a flashing check...

Subaru Repair: Subaru head gastets, timeing belt, water pump and cv shaft with boot replaced, cv shaft, cv axle
cv shaft, cv axle, head gaskets: Jeff, There is now way I can accurately diagnose this problem for you. But I would start with checking the CV axle you put in, if its a Chinese after market axle than that may be your problem. Yes a CV Axle can cause a vibration at idle on a Subaru....

Subaru Repair: Subaru Legacy B4-RSK 2001, legacy b4, subaru legacy
legacy b4, subaru legacy, recommended time: Andrea, I am sorry to hear about the financial difficulties, The only symptoms you will most likely have is a bad one when the belt finally breaks. I have no idea when or if this will happen. Just Know that if the belt is neglected to long that is the...

Subaru Repair: trany, suspect one, pressure test
suspect one, pressure test, scottie: Scott, Most likely you need a transmission. Sounds like a pump pressure issue. A transmission pump pressure test would reveal that to be true or false though as there are other possibilities, but I wouldn t suspect one of the shift solenoids. Justin...

Subaru Repair: Valve Adjustment, subaru legacy, valve adjustment
subaru legacy, valve adjustment, tube extension: Hello Kyle, Yes the valves are adjustable. Its tough to answer if its hard or not, or if the noise you hear is from an out of adjustment valve. I would say on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most difficult it is a 3, and you will need a set of...

Subaru Repair: Same as Vibration at Idle under Load, cv axles, engine vibration
cv axles, engine vibration, cv axle: Hi Ken, The vibration at idle is due to you letting a shop put cheap Chinese made CV axles in the front. YES it causes a vibration on the 2000 to 2004 Outback!!! The Chinese made Axles have the incorrect type inner (DOJ) type joints and the right side...

Subaru Repair: whining in drive line, wheel bearings, subaru forester
wheel bearings, subaru forester, awd vehicles: Hi Bayly, I am not sure what I can do for you, noises just aren t something I can address from here for you, if the wheel bearings have been checked by a pro, that really only leaves something in the front differential or transmission as the culprit, but...

Subaru Repair: 02 impreza engine knock, timing belt tensioner, engine knock
timing belt tensioner, engine knock, changing oil: Hey Brock, It may be the timing belt , timing belt tensioner or the bracket, there is an updated bracket for the timing belt tensioner due to a knocking type noise, or it could also be one of may other things as well. Its hard to correlate the knocking...

Subaru Repair: 1991 Subaru legacy, subaru legacy, sticky valves
subaru legacy, sticky valves, hot oil: Chris, There isn t much I can do from here, it needs to be looked at locally, other than remove the plugs and have a look I have no idea what else you may be capable and equipped to check yourself. Subaru of that era can develop sticky valves, you can...

Subaru Repair: AC Vibration, subaru dealer, ac compressor
subaru dealer, ac compressor, local shop: Stephen, Its really hard to say if the ac wasn t working before the vibration may just be the AC compressor kicking in, if it seems more aggressive than it should be there are many reasons as to what , it could be a potential problem developing with the...

Subaru Repair: brand of antifrezze/coolant for a subaru, helm inc, 2003 subaru forester
helm inc, 2003 subaru forester, subaru forester: HI Ronald, You really want to use the O.E. Subaru Coolant and the coolant conditioner on a 2003 Forester. There is no manual I would suggest over the Subaru Factory Service manual, you get what you pay for. Justin www.allwheeldriveauto.com...

Subaru Repair: Speedometer Cable, speedometer cable, subaru legacy
speedometer cable, subaru legacy, speed sensor: Hi Sara, You have a speed sensor at the transmission that may be disconnected but you would also have a check engine light on as well if it is in fact disconnected. The speed sensor is located on the passenger side of the front differential. Justin...

Subaru Repair: Subaru/Audi 4 wheel drive, cvt transmission, legacy platform
cvt transmission, legacy platform, audi 4: I don t know enough about Audi to answer your Question, for Subaru it was with the Legacy platform in 1990 but the Loyale had a push button 4wd system until 1994. But they made a 2wd Legacy up until 1997 The idea behind AWD is safety, not fuel economy,...

Subaru Repair: Subaru Legacy L '91 transmission, subaru legacy, automatic transmission
subaru legacy, automatic transmission, subaru: Hi Alicia, Rebuilding/repairing a Automatic transmission on a Subaru is not a job for the home gamer, I would source out a used transmission to keep your costs down, as to pay someone to rebuild your Trans could vary all the way to over $3,000.00 Now...

Subaru Repair: Suby radiator problems?, gasket leaks, radiator problems
gasket leaks, radiator problems, head gasket: Hi Jeff, The 1997 has a tendency to develop internal head gasket leaks. You can read about it here. http://allwheeldriveauto.com/?s=head+gaskets+explained The Dealer is incorrect, as the expansion event creates an overheating situation, if there...

Subaru Repair: subaru legacy 1991 cutting out., volt ohm meter, subaru legacy
volt ohm meter, subaru legacy, wire resistance: Tim, You can inspect your plugs, plug wires, if you have a volt ohm meter you can check the plug wire resistance, but some models in other countries use coil over plug that year rather than one coil and plug wires , where in the U.S. that didn t really...

Subaru Repair: subaru viscous coupling lubricant, viscous coupling, coupler
viscous coupling, coupler, couplers: Its only purchased from Subaru, I do not know the part number, you will have to talk to your dealers parts department. I have never purchased it,so I am not sure if its even available separate from the coupler. You do realize the transmission comes...

Subaru Repair: Timing Belt on a 96 Subaru Impreza Outback, subaru impreza outback, subaru impreza
subaru impreza outback, subaru impreza, timing specs: Michael, The ignition timing has never been adjustable on a U.S. spec Impreza, and that is what you would check with a timing light. The computer controls the timing there is no mechanical adjustment or timing check procedure with a timing light. The...

Subaru Repair: 1996 Subaru Legacy Wagon broken front sway bar, subaru legacy wagon, subaru legacy
subaru legacy wagon, subaru legacy, front sway bar: Hello Hilary You will need to source out a Used one. If you dont have any luck locally, email us service@allwheeldriveauto.com or call 425 828 3600. We have a used one in stock we can sell and ship to you Justin http://allwheeldriveauto.com/...

Subaru Repair: 1995 Subaru Legacy Intermittent Hard Start, coolant temperature sensor, mass air flow sensor
coolant temperature sensor, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow: Brad, If thew Subaru Specialist didnt look at the car and you just called and picked their brain their advice is worth exactly what you payed for it. If The Subaru Shop looked at the car they should have given you a clear diagnoses. If the other shop...

Subaru Repair: noisy sub engine in cold weather, timing belt tensioner, steel pin
timing belt tensioner, steel pin, cold weather: Hello Bob, There is an updated tensioner bracket and A TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) to go along with it. We change the bracket out on most 2000 to 2004 Subaru s when we service the timing belt. Hope that helps Justin www.allwheeldriveauto.com...

Subaru Repair: legacy thermostat, subaru repair expert
subaru repair expert: ALooooooooooooooha Chris, Wish I was there now, its cold and nasty where I am. Really to drain the coolant you would be better of removing the lower radiator hose, than the thermostat housing and finally the thermostat you will get a complete drain that...

Subaru Repair: subaru legacy gt turbo twin, engine management system, subaru legacy
engine management system, subaru legacy, manifold valve: Hello Kay, The vehicle you refer to was never available to us in the U.S. so I am not as familiar with the engine management system. It is related to the Turbo monitoring system but you really need to find a a shop in your country or spend some time...

Subaru Repair: 2000 Subaru Outback Legacy AWD/AT, Subaru Repair Expert
Subaru Repair Expert: Hi Jeremy, If you have a Subaru Outback, you do not have a Mazda transmission its called the E4AT and is a Subaru component. Next the noise and symptoms could be one of many things, such as a broken front CV axle, differential bearing, hub, or another drive...

Subaru Repair: 2003 Subaru Outback wagon, Subaru Repair, Subaru Service
Subaru Repair, Subaru Service: Hello Holly, That sounds like a relay that is clicking as the contacts inside make and break a connection there will be a click. To identify you will need to remove the lower dash panel and try to find the relay that is making the noise, from there figure...

Subaru Repair: Subaru Forester starting problem, 2006 subaru forester, torque convertor
2006 subaru forester, torque convertor, subaru forester: Hello Mary, No, a gas cap would never Cause a noise from the starter, I think that because a loose gas cap can cause a check engine light to come on, as can many, many other items, that some non professional and incorrect information floats around. It appears...

Subaru Repair: 2000 Subaru Legacy Wagon AT Oil Temp Light Flashing after Oil and Filter Change, Subaru Repair, Subaru Service
Subaru Repair, Subaru Service: The AT Temp light flashing indicates there is a code set in the Transmission Control Module, scanning for the code than diagnosing the reason where is where you need to start. The last thing you should ever do to a transmission that is slipping is to change...

Subaru Repair: see 4-17-07 post CEL running poorly with rain, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: When the CEL flashes that indicates a misfire .When it comes on and stays on it could mean many things.Here is what is common secondary ignition failure plugs,wires,coil pack and also make sure the wires aren t oily from leaky plug well seals.Next that year...

Subaru Repair: 5mt not selecting gears easily, clutch master cylinder, clutch pedal
clutch master cylinder, clutch pedal, slave cylinders: It might just be that the fluid in the clutch master cylinder reservoir has moisture in it and is boiling when it gets super hot.But also the WRX transmission doesn t hold up all that well if the car is driven hard from what i have seen especially if the car...

Subaru Repair: '90 Sub legacy tranny/speedometer problem, legacy wagon, speedo cable
legacy wagon, speedo cable, cable clips: Most likely its just the speedo drive adapter.Very very common, did i mention very common.Anyways it screws into the transmission and then the speedo cable clips into it.There usually isn t a problem in the Trans and if there is it would be a defective used...

Subaru Repair: 91 Legacy. AutoTranny Power Loss and Howling sound., differential fluid, drive auto
differential fluid, drive auto, transmission fluid: Jay, Start with checking the level of the transmission fluid.If its low check the front differential fluid and see if it looks like transmission fluid.I suspect the pinion seals maybe starting to fail.When the pinion seals fail transmission fluid will push...

Subaru Repair: '92 Legacy Wagon stalling/power loss, sticky valves, legacy wagon
sticky valves, legacy wagon, valve job: What we see a lot of for that year and mileage is sticky valves.Where the valve stem actually hangs up in the guide momentarily.The proper fix is a valve job but you can try an engine oil flush and additive with synthetic oil to try and help the situation.Hope...

Subaru Repair: 92 legacy awd wagon tie rod ends, tie rod ends, inner tie rod
tie rod ends, inner tie rod, inner tie rods: Subaru inner tie-rod ends are somewhat complicated. If you have access to a inner tie rod removal tool it will help. make sure to replace the washer behind the tie rod end. You can also reach them by using knipex pliers. I would honestly take it to a reputable...

Subaru Repair: 92 loyale, 1992 subaru loyale, subaru loyale
1992 subaru loyale, subaru loyale, bell housing: The timing marks are visible through an access hole on the right side of the bell housing. I do believe number 1 cylinder is on the driver s side. There should be a stamp with a 1 on the block. The spec for timing is 20 degrees before top dead center. (TDC...

Subaru Repair: 93 impreza 4 door, rear hatch, rubber boot
rear hatch, rubber boot, hinge: do the light go out if you unplug the switch? If yes, then it sounds like it might be the switch, if no then there is probably a problem somewhere else. Is the car a sedan or a hatchback. If hatch back, check the wires that from the body the hatch by the right...

Subaru Repair: 93 legacy AWD wagon fuel gauge, fuel gauge, fuel tank
fuel gauge, fuel tank, fuel pump: Sounds like you are on the right path, and that you have a float or sender issue. Unfortunately, Subaru does not have a good test for which sender to replace. They actually used to have a bulletin out that said to replace both. The only good thing is, it is...

Subaru Repair: 93 subaru impreza overheating, combustion gasses, electric cooling fans
combustion gasses, electric cooling fans, subaru impreza: Its possible the fuse are blown but the fans don t come on until the computer turns them on .Which is when the defrost is turned on and the car has a/c or when the a/c is turned on or when the car gets up to temperature. hope this helps Justin All Wheel...

Subaru Repair: 94 loyale,won't turnover!, battery cables, loyale
battery cables, loyale, lots of money: Tough one to answer here. If the engine will not crank or turn over, then fuel and ignition are not the issue...yet. Recheck your battery, battery cables, cables to the starter, ignition switch, and even the motor itself. If the motor is locked up then we...

Subaru Repair: 94 Subaru Legacy engine temp, coolant temp, head gasket
coolant temp, head gasket, subaru legacy: Not Knowing how long ago the work was done i would say if it was just done you have an air pocket in the cooling system.Also a temp reading should be done at the coolant temp sensor to know what temp the computer thinks the vehicle is running at.And at what...

Subaru Repair: 94 Subaru Legacy Turbo wagon, rocky mtns, car mom
rocky mtns, car mom, malibu ca: I looked into it and the source material I have doesn t give me a clear idea of what that little box does. The good thing is that you do have a check engine light. There is a BARO/MAP switching valve near that location next to the air cleaner. Judging by the...

Subaru Repair: 94 Subaru RS rear wheels binding, subaru rs, rear wheels
subaru rs, rear wheels, rear diff: I am not familiar with that old of an impreza. On the newer ones they have a fuse that disables the power to the rear wheels. Your car may not be equipped with it, but it should be the same in the trans. I would take it to a dealer and have it checked. sorr...

Subaru Repair: 94 subaru legacy head/head gasket?, head gasket repair, mechanic friend
head gasket repair, mechanic friend, radiator fluid: Hi Terri The only 2.2l cyl head I have seen crack was cracked in between the spark plug and exhaust valve.A cracked head really wouldn t cause an external oil leak that I have ever seen.Things on a 2.2l that can leak oil in that area are the rear camshaft...

Subaru Repair: 94 subaru legacy, air struts, fuse block
air struts, fuse block, subaru legacy: Yes,you can and that is the best way to tackle that issue.Look for ,four used strut assemblies from a wrecking yard.Visually inspect them to make sure they are not bent before install.Once you replace the struts you will need to disable the Pneumatic suspension...

Subaru Repair: 94subaru loyale engine racing, throttle position sensor, symtom
throttle position sensor, symtom, idle speed control: Start With checking the T.P.S. voltage .A good possibility is that the TPS(Throttle position sensor) is a out of range.That is a some what of a common problem i have also seen a few harness issues cause the same symtom.Either way basically, if the ECM doesn...

Subaru Repair: '95 Legacy Passenger Door Problem, electronic problem, legacy
electronic problem, legacy, doors: Will the door open if you manually move the lock on the door? Can you do anything to open the door? Can you unlock the door with a key? And, do you have the setup where when you lock the drivers door they all lock, and unlock the drivers door and they all...

Subaru Repair: 95 Subaru legacy L wagon, 195000 miles, rear wheel bearings, power steering rack
rear wheel bearings, power steering rack, subaru legacy: Well the power steering rack and the bearings are separate issues.But having to have the same bearing done twice in a short time frame raises some questions.Its really hard to say who or what is at fault.But i will tell you that if the job is done without...

Subaru Repair: 95 subaru Legacy CEL, empty gas tank, many different things
empty gas tank, many different things, subaru legacy: Could be many different things. There are a few hundred codes in the computer. The most common with fill up is the gas cap, but there are still many components to Evaporative system that could cause the light to come on. You will need to take the car somewhere...

Subaru Repair: 96 Legacy L AWD, level sensors, gas gauge
level sensors, gas gauge, dragon power: 1. Are the brakes aftermarket or OEM. Aftermarket brakes are known for making noises. OUr cost to replace pads and rotors is $350.00+tx, pads and turn rotors $275.00+tx. 2. When the clutch starts slipping, or shuttering when taking off is when the clutch...

Subaru Repair: 96' Legacy OutbackOil Leak, transmission fluid change, legacy outback
transmission fluid change, legacy outback, oil leaks: At some point, did your mechanic diagnose the oil leak or smoke concern? Or, did they just try to sell you fluid services, that will not address your original concern? Be very cautious if they sound more concerned about flushing than fixing. As far as those...

Subaru Repair: 96 outback overheating, head gaskets, headgaskets
head gaskets, headgaskets, rad cap: Sounds like the thermostat you put in isn t opening.This could be a faulty poor quality part or a large air pocket (the thermostat has to be in contact with hot coolant to open).Did you put in a Subaru OE thermostat? I have yet to see a aftermarket one with...

Subaru Repair: 96 outback overheating, upper radiator hose, radiator cap
upper radiator hose, radiator cap, head gaskets: I would replace the thermostat, its on the front of the engine where the lower radiator hose hooks up to the engine. When you fill the system with coolant remove the upper radiator hose where it hooks to the radiator. Fill the hose until it is full, this...

Subaru Repair: '96 outback questionable dealer estimate, mechanic friend, dealer estimate
mechanic friend, dealer estimate, forementioned: Jay, You are not overacting at all. Unfortunatly there are some dealers out there as well as indiviual shops that just don t care, which puts a bad rep towards the good ones. Being that our dealership is considered #1 in the nation in sales and service,...

Subaru Repair: '96 outback taillight/fuse issue, dashboard lights, amp fuse
dashboard lights, amp fuse, running lights: wow you got me on this one. The reason the lights stayed on in the first place is the switch on top of the steering column. That is your park light switch, make sure it is flip foward so no red is showing. as far as what happened from there I couldn t tell...

Subaru Repair: 96'Subaru Outback, subaru outback, sulfur smell
subaru outback, sulfur smell, head gaskets: There are lots of possibilities,you can start with checking the fuse for the cooling fan,next if the fuse is ok check for power at the fan when the car is up to temp.Next inspect the cooling system for any problems,smell the overflow bottle for any presence...

Subaru Repair: 96 sub L 2.2, chevron techron, fuel injector cleaner
chevron techron, fuel injector cleaner, techron fuel injector cleaner: It sounds like you may have an intermittent case of a leaky fuel injector. I recommend running a cleaner through the tank such as Slick 50 fuel treatment or the Chevron Techron fuel injector cleaner. Remember to add that on a close to empty tank before you...

Subaru Repair: 96 subaru legacy power loss, crank sensor, oil sludge
crank sensor, oil sludge, manifold vacuum: I have the answer, but you wont like it.1995 to 1998 Subaru 2.2l has a problem with the valve guides shifting.Usually the exhaust valve guides will drop ,his causes the valve under certain situations to hang up or stick open causing lack of compression as...

Subaru Repair: 97 Subaru Impreza outback Wagon, subaru impreza outback, cv shaft
subaru impreza outback, cv shaft, outback wagon: Yes, you will need to replace that axle shaft. There is a pin that needs to be driven out where the axle connects to the transmission. Then you need to disconnect the ball joint from the lower control arm, unbolt the axle nut and push the axle out of the hub....

Subaru Repair: 97 Subaru Impreza, wheel drive car, viscous coupler
wheel drive car, viscous coupler, subaru dealer: The key problem could be located in the shifter, shifter cable or solenoids located in the shifter. If the car doesn t think your in Park, it release the key. The shuttering, go into a empty parking lot and come to a complete stop. Turn the wheel sharp...

Subaru Repair: '97 Subaru Legacy L light issues, aircraft mechanic, subaru legacy
aircraft mechanic, subaru legacy, backup lights: Are you talking about the lights in the mode selector or the dash lights including the speedo and tach?The mode bulbs burn out all the time.As far as the taillights go you would need to look at whether or not you have power and ground at the sockets.And if...

Subaru Repair: 97 Subaru WRX, subaru wrx, engine harness
subaru wrx, engine harness, drive auto: Passenger side,upper most bellhousing bolt there should be a bracket just above it with two or three harness connectors, disconnect them and inspect those connectors closely for a loose or pulled out pin/terminal.This is about the only thing i can correlate...

Subaru Repair: 97 Subaru WRX, engine harness, careful inspection
engine harness, careful inspection, drive auto: Hello Chris, There are a few possibilities and im trying to think what may have been disturbed while removing the transmission and really what comes to mind is that maybe one of the pins came out of the main engine harness. So i would start with careful...

Subaru Repair: 97 subaru legacy, subaru legacy, emmissions
subaru legacy, emmissions, knock sensor: The Check Engine Light monitors the emmsion portion of the car. The knock sensor is a sensor located on top of the engine that listens for spark knock and adjusts timing as needed. When the sensor is failing to perform it s job it can t adjust the timing in...

Subaru Repair: 98 Forester auto transmission temp lite, transmission control unit, new sensor
transmission control unit, new sensor, auto transmission: That is strange, usually the light comes on because there is something wrong and it will usually set a code, like the check engine light will. I would make the dealer that replaced the module and sensor keep working on this issue, and I hope they are not charging...

Subaru Repair: '98 Forester check engine light, input sensor, noticeable problems
input sensor, noticeable problems, knock sensor: The knock sensor is a major input sensor for the computer to use to control engine timing. So, yes it should be replaced. But, if you need to put it off for awhile, I dont think you will have any noticeable problems. The sensor lists for $94.17 from Subaru,...

Subaru Repair: 98 Forester Transmission Going?, shift into overdrive, rear differential
shift into overdrive, rear differential, torque converter: It could be several different things. Has the Check engine light come on? I would have someone look at it. Thats something I can t do from here. You may need to leave car overnight with shop to try and duplicate the concern if it happens cold. As far as trading...

Subaru Repair: 98 Legacy Alarm Poltergeist, shock sensor, open doors
shock sensor, open doors, kick panel: A shock senor detects movement in the car - like say when the car is shaken while someone trys to break in. Unless we know what kind of security system you have, I my not be of much help. Some system, it is on the passenger side, some on the drivers side -...

Subaru Repair: 98 legacy outback head gasket problem?, head gasket problem, legacy outback
head gasket problem, legacy outback, radiator cap: It has actually overheated, there is a good chance that there could be more damage. But you won t know till you at least tear down the engine and find out. My best recommendation is to tear down the engine (5-6 hours labor), and see how everything is. If block...

Subaru Repair: 98 legacy wagon still hot after headgaskets done, pin hole leaks, head gaskets
pin hole leaks, head gaskets, legacy wagon: After you replaced the radiator, did you refill the radiator with coolant with the air plug still in? If so, your cooling system may have an air pocket, which may never bleed out unless you use the Subaru method listed below. . By the way, the air vent plug...

Subaru Repair: 98 Outback Oil System, outback wagon, subaru owners
outback wagon, subaru owners, oil system: I have checked around. And it is not unheard of, but very, very unusual. Most guys I talked to have heard of it, but never seen it. I would be disappointed also. Doesn t help you, but most Subaru owners never deal with what you are going through. Good luck....

Subaru Repair: 98 outback 95000 miles, head gasket, dealer ship
head gasket, dealer ship, outbacks: at 2000.00 you are getting taken to the cleaners. This job should run you about 1100.00 or maybe a little more. Be sure to use Genuine parts. Have your heads checked by a machine shop for warpage, and cracks. You can often find a good Subaru mechanic in...

Subaru Repair: 98 outback 95000miles, head gaskets, head gasket
head gaskets, head gasket, headgaskets: The 1st generation 2.5l had some head gasket issues for sure.But it doesn t make the whole design bad just one aspect of it that has been addressed by Subaru with updated headgaskets.If you like the car then consider fixing it. If you don t than dont.But know...

Subaru Repair: '98 Sub. Leg. Outback oil leaks and clunks, timing belt tensioner, shaft seals
timing belt tensioner, shaft seals, crank shaft: It is a common issue for that year Subaru.But that being said the way in which the process has gone on is not normal to someone that really knows Subarus.What should have been done early on was a good assessment of the vehicle and decisions made upon those...

Subaru Repair: '98 Subaru Outback, subaru outback, head gaskets
subaru outback, head gaskets, clock radio: I cant really comment on the noise without hearing it to know if it is normal to the car.Sometimes excessive transmission pressure can create a harsh shift from 1st to 2nd gear in some cases this can develop over time and the transmission will work like this...

Subaru Repair: '98 subaru forester L 5-speed, subaru forester, positive cable
subaru forester, positive cable, autozone: Sometimes the non-Subaru air filters cause a problem. I would try to put an original Subaru air filter in since we have seen some problems with the aftermarket versions. But, before you spend money replacing the one you just put in, have someone read the codes...

Subaru Repair: 98 subaru outback - new to me, needle nose pliers, subaru outback
needle nose pliers, subaru outback, all chrome: Hello Mike, Yes, those plugs are the most difficult of any Subaru engine. I personally have a little trick, that I use. I go from underneath, using a pair of long needle nose pliers to pop the wires off. Then I use a all chrome regualar plug socket...

Subaru Repair: 98 subaru rear end clunking, differential fluid, dry pavement
differential fluid, dry pavement, rear end: Jason, A couple of questions. Automatic transmission or manual? What happens when you turn right? How are your tires? Do they all match - tread wear, brand? Have you ever driven a truck in 4 wheel drive on dry pavement? Is it a similar feel/sound? And finally,...

Subaru Repair: 98 subaru with smoke, subaru forrester, excess steam
subaru forrester, excess steam, combustion chamber: Smoke out of the Tail pipe will be bluish in color when related to oil.Black when related to overfueling/rich condition,white in color when related to raw fuel,coolant,or excess steam coming out of the combustion chamber.Smoke coming from the engine externally...

Subaru Repair: 99 Forester - Head Gasket Repair - now engine replacement?, head gasket repair, headgasket repair
head gasket repair, headgasket repair, subaru dealership: Hello, I am truly sorry your having the experience that you are both with your Subaru and the repair process.I cant really comment on what has transpired with the repairs you have had done or whether or not you are being treated fairly.Auto repair is not...

Subaru Repair: 99 Leg. wagon/2.5L continual starting problems, legacy wagon, subaru dealership
legacy wagon, subaru dealership, new spark: When the fuel pump was replaced did it start ok for awhile and then quit again? When you pop the clutch, did it start and run ok, till you shut it off? If it is the fuel pump, you wouldn t be able to pop the clutch and have it start. Any other symptoms, like...

Subaru Repair: 99 legacy sus overheating, blown head gasket, coolant loss
blown head gasket, coolant loss, head gaskets: Unfortunately, you probably have a blown head gasket. The dye check isn t always 100%. Usually, if it says you have a problem you do, but if it says you don t, you still might. If you love the car, and want to keep it, replacing the engine isn t a bad idea,...

Subaru Repair: '99 Subaru Outback strut replacement, shocks and struts, outback legacy
shocks and struts, outback legacy, subaru outback: I work for a dealership and we have a very different opinion on this one than most tire shops. Obviously, I think we are right, but they think there opinion is right. I generally think shocks should be replaced only if they leak, or if they fail the bounce...

Subaru Repair: 99 subaru impreza, valve cover gasket, emissions control
valve cover gasket, emissions control, engine control module ecm: on An OBDII vehicle which is anything after 1996 .A check engine light indicates that the engine control module ECM has seen a problem with an emissions control device or an emissions control device monitoring system.If during a drive cycle the ECM doesn t...

Subaru Repair: ABS Light, subaru outback sport, subaru outback
subaru outback sport, subaru outback, subaru dealership: you can t read the abs codes with a scanner. There is a black connector under the dash that has 2 back groung wires that they would need to plug in and get the code from the flashing light. You may want the dealer to diagnose the problem then decide how you...

Subaru Repair: Abnormal gear shifting/stalling, subaru impreza, matt snyder
subaru impreza, matt snyder, rev limiter: Ok first of all the car has a rev limiter that shuts off the fuel injectors and ignition system if you floor it in park or neutral and that is why it tries to stall.But as far as the rest my first guess to all is a restricted fuel filter.@2nd would be a faulty...

Subaru Repair: Airbag warning light, warranty repair, warning light
warranty repair, warning light, cruise control: Depending on year, make, and model, and whats wrong, the air bag problem may be related to cruise control and it may not cost anything to repair. Most dealers are going to expect to be paid for some diagnosis time, and then if it is a warranty repair, you...

Subaru Repair: Auto trans, H6, 2003 Outback, accelerator pedal, dangerous power
accelerator pedal, dangerous power, kick down: Are you saying you want it to kick down less or more?There isn t a real reflash available .But you can always take control of your shift points yourself by operating the shift lever from 4th to 3rd and so on with less accelerator pedal applied as well. ...

Subaru Repair: Automatic Transmission on Subaru Forester 1997, subaru forester 1997, brake master cylinder
subaru forester 1997, brake master cylinder, subaru forester: The oil pan and the transmission pan both have identical plugs to them. The oil pan is located right under the plastic underguard. you need to drop the underguard to access the oil pan. The transmission pan is located at the bottom of the transmission, and...

Subaru Repair: AWD System, many cars, highway speeds
many cars, highway speeds, drive auto: I would start with checking tire pressure and condition,next have an alignment check performed.Lastly since you are not the original owner there may be something that has happened to the car in the past that you aren t aware of that can contribute to your...

Subaru Repair: air conditioning and cruise control, r 134a, subaru legacy
r 134a, subaru legacy, cruise control: For the A/C part of your question, it should have R-134a in it from the factory. If not you can take it to a repair shop and they can convert it to r-134a from r-12 (the stuff that cannot be used anymore). As for the cruise control, I would start by checking...

Subaru Repair: auto 2004 forrester, liberty auto, power button
liberty auto, power button, question thanks: I really think that the big difference you are talking about is more related to the two different torque curves of both engines.The Liberty inline 4cyl makes more torque and it peaks earlier than the Subaru.To satisfy whether or not your vehicle is normal...

Subaru Repair: Battery/Alternator, windshield wipers, subaru legacy
windshield wipers, subaru legacy, auto battery: First I would make sure you got all of the wires on the back of the alternator back on. Check you wires at the battery, make sure the ends are clean and not broken. I would have the battery checked, or just go ahead and replace it with a good quality battery,...

Subaru Repair: Binding All-Wheel-Drive, rear differentials, clutches
rear differentials, clutches, diffs: Hello Angel, Well first off are you tires all matching? They need to be exactly, the same all the way around, same brand, same size, same model, and also similar wear. If your tires do not match try this first. You may also try a transmission flush, make...

Subaru Repair: BRAKE FAILURE, hairline cracks, brake fluid flush
hairline cracks, brake fluid flush, brake failure: The first question is, do your brakes work now? My guess, and it is only a guess, is that the more work was done than what was required to fix your problems, but that the work done may have been good to do. Many shops do a terrible job of explaining the difference....

Subaru Repair: BRAKES, rear rotors, low beams
rear rotors, low beams, subaru legacy: Since the rotors were machined I would say this is not an uncommon problem. When you turn the rotors they will get thinner and be easier to heat up, when they get hot the surface warps. This is where you get your shake, when you apply you brakes. I would...

Subaru Repair: Brake Light / Battery Light / Major Rain, windshield wipers, appendix rupture
windshield wipers, appendix rupture, left blinker: You probably have a charging system problem. Most likely, your alternator is bad. Check the belt, and the battery first. When an alternator goes bad and cant keep up with the demands of your cars electrical system, the different systems start to shut down....

Subaru Repair: Brake light & Battery light on, subaru legacy outback, daytime running lights
subaru legacy outback, daytime running lights, subaru legacy: Get your alternator checked. Any problem starting the car in the morning? My best guess is that your alternator isn t putting out what it should and some of your systems are starting to shut down. If you aren t having any starting problems, then I am probably...

Subaru Repair: Brake light, fluid leaks, subaru legacy
fluid leaks, subaru legacy, rear tires: The most likely cause could be either the parking park switch is shorting out or the fluid level in the master cylinder is low. But being that it most likely is, The switch there could as be going bad. The easiest one to replace would be the parking brake...

Subaru Repair: Buying a 98 Forester, engine valves, drive auto
engine valves, drive auto, vehicle maintenance: In a normal situation with routine maintenance a Subaru can and will go 300k .I currently have 292k on my 94 legacy.But that being said you should really have it inspected buy some one who knows Subaru and make sure any car you buy is on the up and up.Concerns...

Subaru Repair: blue smoke, subaru impreza, leavel
subaru impreza, leavel, blue smoke: There are a lot of possibilities and even though its been remapped it doesn t mean its right.A gas analyzer should be used to see the over all engine exhaust gas readings.Blue smoke is usually oil and it only takes a drop in the exhaust to make a cloud of...

Subaru Repair: A/C Compressor, subaru legacy wagon, greg duggan
subaru legacy wagon, greg duggan, subaru legacy: Ray, There is a resource that can be checked, but i do not have access to it from my home computer. If you call your local subaru dealership they can run your vin# into their database and tell you what compressor your car came with from the factory. It is...

Subaru Repair: Catalytic Converter, catalytic convertor, conditional code
catalytic convertor, conditional code, component code: p0420 is what is called a conditional code.Rather than a component code.Meaning that the conditions were present to indicate catalyst inefficiency .It does not mean the catalytic convertor has failed.A faulty 02 sensor ,excessive cylinder misfires,prolonged...

Subaru Repair: Catalytic Converter, air fuel ratio, emmissions testing
air fuel ratio, emmissions testing, subaru dealer: Why do you need a catalytic convertor? Performance problems with Subarus are not normally associated with a catalytic convertor failure. Usually, a P0420 and a check engine light. If you have a check engine light, your local Subaru dealer has a very specific...

Subaru Repair: CEL rough running, corrossion, subaru dealers
corrossion, subaru dealers, ngk plugs: A couple of things...Autozone provides a very nice, and free, service of checking codes. But, they need to give you the actual code that is found in your system. It is probably a P0300 indicating a multi cylinder missfire, or a P0301, P0302, P0303, or P0304...

Subaru Repair: CEL, catalytic converter, timing belt
catalytic converter, timing belt, long trip: These cars often have the catalyst inefficiency codes, and that means the catalytic converter is not working efficient. I wouldn t think the timing belt would have anything to do with the Check Engine light, but it might. If you don t trust your current...

Subaru Repair: Changing Fuel Filter, greg duggan, legacy outback
greg duggan, legacy outback, subaru dealer: There is nothing special you need to do to change the fuel filter. Just pop the hood and loosen the two screws. Be careful if you are doing this on a hot engine as there may be alot of pressure in the lines. As far as the plugs go the stock 2.5 engine plugs...

Subaru Repair: Chassis lube, replacing ball joints, chassis lube
replacing ball joints, chassis lube, lubrication points: To the best of my knowledge, there are no zercs on your Subaru for lubing. Alot of aftermarket replacement parts do have that option. Replacing ball joints on older high mileage Subaru s isnt too uncommon, but I dont think you have much to worry about with...

Subaru Repair: Check Engine Light - Nissan Altima, 2002 nissan altima, nissan altima
2002 nissan altima, nissan altima, muffler shop: Sounds like that is what the code says. That code simply means the front and rear 02 sensors are reading about the same. The rear sensor should read much lower than the front sensor, that shows that the catalytic converter is cleaning the exhaust like it...

Subaru Repair: Check Engine light on 94 legacy, drive auto, o2 sensor
drive auto, o2 sensor, spark plugs: It would have to be diagnosed.The light comes on whenever the ECM sees a problem with A sensor or silinoid.Probally better to stop tossing parts at it and have it professinaly diagnosed by someone who knows Subaru,has the Subaru select monitor 1 or its equivelent.Lots...

Subaru Repair: Check Engine, light thanks, indpendent
light thanks, indpendent, autozone: Most likely, it is not a big deal, but I would recomend getting it checked. Your fathers Subaru may have had another problem, but it is not normal for the light to come on and off based on outside temp or how many miles you have driven. Try you local Advance...

Subaru Repair: Check engine light, gas cap, service history
gas cap, service history, outback: Before taking it to the dealer make sure the gas cap is tight .Newer vehicles will set a check engine light after fill up if the cap is left loose.If the light is on steady and not flashing there is no need to rush in .Also you do not have to take it to the...

Subaru Repair: Check engine light, subaru forester, goodyear auto
subaru forester, goodyear auto, octane gasoline: Thats the first problem.Most shops have a generic scan tool.The sample rate on a Subaru specific diagnostic tool is much faster.A tire and repair shop such as good year would go broke buying each manufactures specific scan tool. Best Suggestion i have is...

Subaru Repair: Check engine light problem, emissions test, subaru dealership
emissions test, subaru dealership, outback: I don t know what state your in, and what there inspection laws are. I am in NY, and as long as the check engine light is off, it will pass. When the light is off, the component that was not working is now working. Any shop should be able to clear the codes,...

Subaru Repair: Check engine light, advance auto parts, oxygen sensors
advance auto parts, oxygen sensors, autoparts store: Until the code is cleared with a diagnostic computer, or until the system retests itself and passes, the light will stay on. Most Autozone and Advance Auto parts stores will clear codes for free. You said you had this car at a dealership - was it a Subaru...

Subaru Repair: "Check engine" warning light, subaru legacy, auto zone
subaru legacy, auto zone, pcv valve: Hello Tom, The check engine light in any vehicle is associtated with the main computer. When the CEL comes on it means that one of the many sensors in the car is telling the computer something is wrong. Whether it be a bad sensor, or just simply saying...

Subaru Repair: Climate control instrument lamps, legacy outback, hazard flasher
legacy outback, hazard flasher, dear frank: Hello Jack, Very common for the bulbs to go. There are 3 bulbs located in the back of the heater controls. 2 are easily accesable and the 3rd is behind a cover that you need to take off, and carefully move a circuit board out of the way. The best way...

Subaru Repair: Clutch sticking, clutch master cylinder, subaru outback
clutch master cylinder, subaru outback, outback wagon: There is a clutch hydrolic update from Subaru.This includes a new slave cylinder,line and sealing rings it may also require a new updated clutch master cylinder.You can try back flushing it to try and remove any air from the system but it will probably be...

Subaru Repair: Code 141, o2 sensor, drivability
o2 sensor, drivability, drive auto: P0141 Applies to the rear o2 sensor heater circuit.And really shouldn t have much effect on the drivability of the car.But if something on the same circuit is affected as well, than that is possible.For the symptoms i would start to look at the basics ,plugs,wires,fuel...

Subaru Repair: Cost for Short Block 99 Forester, shortblock, labor time
shortblock, labor time, best bet: Its really hard to give you a number without seeing the car or some one elses quote .You should expect to pay dealer list on the short block and aprox 20hrs of labor at whatever given rate.Plus oil, coolant, shop supplies etc.Not sure why you prefer the dealer...

Subaru Repair: car starts then cuts out, mass air flow sensors, air flow sensors
mass air flow sensors, air flow sensors, mass air flow: Need more info. Year, model type, US built or Euro built? Who did the repair? Have seen bad BIU, but not ECU. You would have need to replaced the BIU, and all the keys, and had them all reprogrammed by the dealer. IF the ECU was replaced and not the BIU...

Subaru Repair: car won't start, negative battery cable, voltage drop test
negative battery cable, voltage drop test, subaru outback: I would try doing a voltage drop test at both the positive and negative cables.ButI am wondering since the transmission was just out, if the ground wasn t put back on properly we see a lot of this.The negative battery cable should be connected to a bracket...

Subaru Repair: catalytic converter, vacuum leaks, catalytic convertors
vacuum leaks, catalytic convertors, obd ii: You should replace both front and rear catalytic convertors. You do not need to change the O2 sensors because they are working fine. If they weren t, you wouldn t get this code. When it comes to these cars, I would recommend a direct fit kit. It s pricier...

Subaru Repair: catalytic converter, hose clamps, subaru legacy
hose clamps, subaru legacy, oxygen sensor: Pat, stop worrying. The rattling your hearing is most likely a loose heat shield on your cat or on the exhaust pipe. Tightening them up with steel hose clamps usely stops the noise. With the engine off (and cold) tapping the exhaust system with a small hammer(lightly)...

Subaru Repair: catalytic converters, 1997 Legacy wagon, subaru legacy wagon, california emmisions
subaru legacy wagon, california emmisions, o2 sensors: It may be confusing if you go aftermarket, or used. There are 2 converters, some cars it was 1 pipe with 2 converters, or 2 seperate converters. You also need to hope the O2 sensors come out of them, or you will have to replaced those also. Through a dealer...

Subaru Repair: change of the transmission, exact explanation, lagacy
exact explanation, lagacy, shipping method: There are variables and lots of them that could delay the process but it really sounds to me like the lines of effective communication have fallen off.I would call the person in charge of the car aka service manager/advisor.And get an exact explanation.What...

Subaru Repair: check engine light, abs light, drive auto
abs light, drive auto, cruise control: Sorry,but nothing immediately comes to mind.Good news is that at you re mileage you are should still be under warranty.I have had a Forester melt a tail lamp socket from excessive heat, and it did illuminate the Check engine and Cruise Control light as well...

Subaru Repair: check engine light, oil leaks, independent shop
oil leaks, independent shop, diagnostic time: Hello Michelle I would get the SES light checked out by an independent shop and get them to diagnose the problem and compare it to what the dealer says. It may cost a little diagnostic time but may be worth getting the problem fixed. As soon as the light...

Subaru Repair: check engine light, subaru forrester, gas milage
subaru forrester, gas milage, reset switch: The light may need to be turned off but if not it should go off after a few long drives at highway speed. You must reset it with a scan tool, there is no reset switch. If the light does not go off I would take it to a shop and have them check it out. An...

Subaru Repair: check engine light, subaru forester, dead battery
subaru forester, dead battery, automatic transmission: 1st thiing you will need to do is get the check engine light scanned and find out what the code is. That may lead you to where the problem is. As far as the battery being dead in 15 minutes, sounds like you might need a new battery, recommend having it tested...

Subaru Repair: check engine light, vehicle speed sensor, subaru factory
vehicle speed sensor, subaru factory, o2 sensors: Please don t just replace parts.The vehicle really needs to be diagnosed first.You may waste alot of time and money in a parts toss.It sounds like you want to do it your self so i would start with buying a Subaru Factory service manual or there are some web...

Subaru Repair: AT check engine oil light, check engine oil, outback legacy
check engine oil, outback legacy, lubricant additive: On that year Subaru, if there is a problem in the transmission, your AT Temp light will flash 16 times and then go out to indicate a code stored in the transmission control module. Most likely you have a transfer case problem. The transfer case is the back...

Subaru Repair: clutch slipping, flywheel, clutch
flywheel, clutch, capability: Sounds like time for a new clutch.It is a hydraulic operated clutch with now adjustment.Be aware that you have a two piece flywheel and there is a comprehensive kit available from Subaru that includes a new flywheel as turning the two piece flywheel doesn...

Subaru Repair: clutch, clutch disc, manual shift
clutch disc, manual shift, flywheel: I think this is one of those pay me now, or pay me later things. If you do it now, you may save damage to the flywheel, which could get pricey. I would replace the clutch disc, pressure plate, throw out bearing, and pilot bearing. Also, if the rear separator...

Subaru Repair: combination switch, left turn signal, turn signals
left turn signal, turn signals, drive auto: In 2000 when i was at the dealer we had a 2000 Outback that had that symptom except it was intermittent, yours should be easier to find.But a qualified tech is probably going to have to take a look.You can inspect the bulbs and sockets your self, but i would...

Subaru Repair: conflict regarding transmission repair, bureau of automotive repair, transmission repair
bureau of automotive repair, transmission repair, consumer complaints: Without a model,year and other information about the vehicle, I am unable to tell if you are being overcharged. Also there should be an alternate means to settle the dispute. California has the Bureau of Automotive Repair which deals with consumer complaints...

Subaru Repair: cracked block on 99 Outback, legacy outback, head gasket
legacy outback, head gasket, cracked block: Hello David, Believe it or not everything you described is very usual for that year and motor. The 99 2.5 phase 1 engines were good motors, but alot of problems with oil leaks. Not common for the thermostate though. Usually what happens with the low...

Subaru Repair: front crankshaft seal and oil pump, subaru legacy outback, crankshaft seal
subaru legacy outback, crankshaft seal, subaru legacy: dwayne, the screws loosening up on the oil pump was not uncommon, but not very frequent.Locktight should work. The crank seal however is another story. They will leak on almost every 2.2 and 2.5 until they are replaced with the brown replacement seal. Ensure...

Subaru Repair: cranskshaft pulley 92 subaru, crankshaft pulley, subaru legacy
crankshaft pulley, subaru legacy, impact wrench: There is a tool that you may be able to get from Kragen s of the like. It is a flywheel stopper or holder. The one from Subaru goes in the back of the motor and locks the engine from turning. You can do it that way or if you know someone with air tools, have...