Questions tagged [impreza]

The Subaru Impreza is a compact automobile that has been manufactured since 1992 by Subaru. Subaru introduced the Impreza as a replacement for the Leone, with the Leone's EA series engines replaced by the newer EJ series versions.

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AC cools middle vents, remaining vents receive airflow but it is not cooled

In a 2015 Subaru Impreza, when the A/C compressor is powered on, the two middle vents blow air that was obviously cooled. However, the remaining vents (one on dashboard near drivers' door, one on ...
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High-mileage transmission with no known oil changes. Safe to change fluid now?

I have a 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX with 212,000 miles. I have some paperwork on the past history of the car, but I don't see anything that refers to the transmission oil being changed (The transmission ...
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2019 Subaru Impreza

I have a ‘19 Subaru Impreza, sometimes my rpm will go up to 2000 and will not move when I accelerate or slow down. Example: I sped up to 75mph and slammed on my brakes at 50 mph and the rpm still did ...
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Low-pitch hum in tight low speed turns

I recently test drove a used 2017 Subaru Impreza and noticed a strange behavior I haven't encountered before, and that the mechanics at the dealer could not explain. With the car stationary, if I ...
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Why is my coolant brown and overfilled?

I have a 2011 Subaru Impreza, and lately the engine overheat light has been turning on. I stopped driving it. I took a look at the coolant reservoir today. It's full almost right to the top and it's ...
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2006 Subaru Impreza sedan power window and central Locking stopped working

I replaced my Subaru Impreza sedan doors from my 06 on the drivers side with 05 doors and now all my windows won't work, central locking also isn't working and I've never had a problem before. I've ...
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Can I adjust or repair this ventilation setting dial which won't stay in place?

I have a 2012 Subaru Impreza. The knob which sets where the vents are directed refuses to stay in the leftmost setting (which directs air to the upper vents only). It can be turned that far manually ...
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Can anyone advise me on repair options for my 2012 Subaru Impreza?

I’m a young woman wondering if my mechanics are taking advantage of me. Here’s the backstory: New Subaru owner here, living in western washington. I bought my Subaru Impreza for $4k with 143k miles on ...
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Subaru Impreza Turbo 2000 Stuttering acceleration and clunk

The car is a manual and right hand drive. Pulling away or moving off at low rpm, there is a small stutter. It is always when a little throttle is applied. But much more noticeable is a massive ...
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2015 Subaru Impreza premium

I have an issue where my rpms have been much higher than normal when I accelerate at first. It just started happening over the last month and also I’ve noticed my car lags when it accelerates lately ...
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2019 manual transmission Subaru Imprezza skips lacks in acceleration

I drive a new 2019 manual transmission Subaru Imprezza. Started driving her five months ago. She's only had one oil change. Synthetic oil before and after the oil change. She's been stalled less than ...
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Rear Fog Light Colour Change Legality - NSW, AU

My car is a 2005 Subaru Impreza RV, and has asymmetrical tail lights, in particular with one 'round' light being clear, and the other red. Exactly like the below picture. (Same model, not my car ...
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Manual transmission kicks in and out of gear while driving

1999 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport - I put it in gear, start driving, then it starts kicking in and out of gear. It does this in all gears and reverse. Is it the transmission or an electrical problem?
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Drop in mileage (50%) only after the car has already burned through a 1/4 tank

1999 Subaru Impreza Problem: Drastic reduction in mileage (about 50% of normal). It only happens on long trips after car has burned through about ¼ tank of gas. So for the first ¼ tank it gets 100% ...
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No power at dash

I have a 1993 Subaru Impreza L 1.8 L. I have no power at dash and a couple of days ago I went to go start the car and it wasn't attempting to turn over. I had full power at dash and everywhere else, ...
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Unknown object from back of driving handle

I found the below object lying under the driving handle of a 2015 Subaru Impreza. What is this thing? I'm pretty sure it fell off from behind the driving handle. Thanks. -----edit----- As per advice ...
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High revving when I push in the clutch

So my 05 impreza outback sport is having a high revving issue. It mostly does it when it's been warmed up and it's been getting worse.in between shifting and when I just push in the clutch, I'm at a ...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX alternator/charging issues

I have 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX. The alternator went, so I replaced it. The voltage gauge was jumping up and down when fans kicked on and when I turned on accessories. I figured the alternator was ...
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Clunk sounds in rear when A/C engaged - 2006 Subaru Impreza

First off, I don't have much experience with cars. I've googled the issue and have come up empty. I've got a 2006 Subaru Impreza Wagon with 170,000 miles. In the last month, a clunk has been ...
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2011 Subaru Impreza (Automatic) Slipping when shifting uphill

My car has been having a hard time shifting when I accelerate a lot, mainly when I am driving uphill. It seems like it is slipping. There is also a burning smell from time to time I notice when I have ...
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Car Starting Itself

I've got a 2010 Subaru Impreza with an automatic car starter that's been installed for about 3 years. For some reason, the car has started itself twice in the past couple of hours, for no apparent ...
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what is required to get an 05 subaru impreza ej20 engine running in another car

i have picked up a subaru ej22 out of an 05 impreza. it came with the ecu, central locking unit, ignition barrel/switch, key security module and door locks. i am heading to a wreckers next week to ...
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2002 WRX Impreza overheats despite cooling system overhaul

This is a 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX. I just bought it from some lady and it's overheating badly. I took it to a mechanic and changed the radiator, got a radiator flush with the water hose, put in a new ...
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Vehicle shaking after a new clutch job

I just recently replaced the clutch on my 2007 Subaru Impreza. I did the clutch myself and had the flywheel resurfaced at a shop. The car shakes when i accelerate from park to first until I release ...
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2006 Subaru Impreza Power Door Button

So one night after getting home I lifted up on the power window button to close the window - which it did....but the button kept going up and is now loose inside the housing and will no longer operate ...
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Could one smaller tire on back be the cause for the rear wheel bearing to go out on a subaru outback?

I got a new tire after it was popped, and around 1 months later I got the other three tires replaced. All was fine the shop said, the tread on the one tire replaced a month earlier was fine. After ...
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a little squealing, overheat, coolant overflow, then back to normal

2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, 200K I went for a 50 mile highway drive at 60 - 70 mph. When I arrived, all the coolant that had been leaking from my car started to burn on the exhaust (visual ...
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Car does nothing when key is turned

I have a 2008 Subaru Impreza standard with 139,000 miles on it. I just recently replaced the AC Compressor and the next day the car would not start and was completely dead, no dash lights or anything....
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WRX Power Steering Engine Light

I replaced my power steering pump in my 2006 WRX but it's playing up for some reason. The power steering reservoir is boiling when the car is on, and the steering wheel is incredibly hard to move ...
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Car will not start after short sitting period

Full disclosure: I am no mechanic but kinda know my way around a car. So I have a Subaru Impreza ('95 automatic) and a weird problem. When I let the car sit for two or three days it does not want to ...
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96 Impreza ECU Pinout

I'm still working on getting this EG33 into a 96 Impreza. I have received some wiring harness diagrams, but am unable to match them to the ECU which is in the car. I'm wondering if what I have are the ...
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Rear Bumper, Reinforcement?

My car has been bumped into and in need of a new rear bumper. I'm trying to go the least expensive way possible regarding the repair. I don't want to get ripped off because I lack knowledge in the ...
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Bottom of Impreza banged driveway apron

QUESTIONS: Could there be damage? What should I look for? What's under there that it could have hit? SHORT STORY: Bottom of car (like under where the front seats are) banged on a driveway apron ...
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How to repair a cracked plastic bumper

My wife's brand new bumper cracked from some road debris (image): Body shop quoted her something ridiculous like $1100 (a $280 part plus a ton of labor, to replace the whole thing). I know there ...
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1995 Subaru impreza acceleration problem

I recently brought a 95 Subaru impreza 1.6 ltr 5 speed manual. I put my foot down on accelerator and it spits and splutters. If i put my foot down slowly I can get up to speed, but once I'm at say 100 ...
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Subaru 2002 Impreza 2.5 TS - Head Gasket

My Subaru started overheating; it had run out of coolant completely. Once I refilled the coolant, the car ran about a 1.2k mile trip just fine without any overheating. Recently, the car started ...
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Where does Subaru Impreza 2008 fuel filter lies?

I am unable to locate the fuel filter in my 2008 Subaru Impreza, because I want to replace it? Where does it lie?
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Oil Change Steps? (check my list) 2014 Impreza

Decided to spend time w/my newly-met dad and do an oil change together on my 2014 Impreza Sport. I told him i want to do the work, myself, with his support. I'm fairly confident and have watched some ...
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Transmission damage due to uneven tread wear on AWD vehicle

I have a 2013 Subaru Impreza with a continuously variable transmission with ~40k miles on it. About two months ago I blew out the front right tire and took it to a tire shop. The folks at the tire ...
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replace heat-loosened tie rod parts?

All attempts to loosen the tie-rod jam nuts on my 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport have failed. Im about to resort to heating it with a blow torch, but want to ensure that I won't be ruining the nut ...
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Conequences and remedies of a cam seal leak

2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, Manual Transmission, 170000 miles, EJ251 SOHC A mechanic has told me that I have a leaking camshaft seal. I have a few questions. Background is that I had my head ...
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What is the simplest way to replace a Subaru front power window motor?

2006 Subaru Impreza It's a recently purchased car. All other windows can be opened from the driver's side 4 switch control, except for the drivers window so it appears the drivers window motor itself ...
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Do you really need to cool down your turbo after hard driving? [duplicate]

Vehicle: 2012 Subaru Sti I have been driving turbocharged cars for a while now and I have blatantly accepted that before shutting down you must let your car idle for a few minutes after driving hard ...
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Torn tire tread and sidewall on Subaru Impreza

My wife hit a curb in my 2012 Subaru Impreza and there is a small tear in the tread. Do I need to replace all 4 tires or can I just replace 2? I was told that I may have to replace all 4 tires because ...
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No Sound from one Car speaker

I have an old Impreza 2002. Stereo Receiver died. I bought an inexpensive Boss Receiver from Amazon and also bought a Scosche Wiring Harness that fit my car. Put it in and not getting sound from ...
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Subaru Impreza 2.5i - What are reasons my engine would sputter when turning off?

I have Subaru Impreza 2.5i (2.5 NA). My car's engine sputters a bit when turning it off. Specifically it seems like the cars engine keeps turning for a little longer right after I remove the keys. ...
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How do I replace front CV axles for a 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport?

A mechanic has found that I have two split CV joint boots on my 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, and I want to try and replace the axles myself. However, the shop manual for the drivetrain is very ...
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Should I check my rear toe after replacing a rear strut, and how?

I see a lot of information about how to check and adjust front toe at home using the string method, but it seems to rely on rear wheels that are properly aligned. I understand that the rear wheels on ...
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passenger window switch unidirectional, driver's switch bidirectional. diagnosis & treatment?

2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport My front passenger-side window switch will only roll the window down, but the driver's switch can roll it both up and down. There's only one motor, right? so there ...
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Malfunctioning air conditioner mystery - recharge makes car run worse

The air conditioning in my 2002 Subaru Impreza has sort of worked the last couple years. This year it got bad enough that I began trying to fix it, but even though it's totally useless on a 30 minute ...
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