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How do I move engine back to line up motor mount bolts 06 Subaru outback

so I just replaced my valve cover gaskets due to them leaking pretty bad. To get them out (without removing engine) I had to unbolt the motor from mounts and jack the engine up a few inches to get ...
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Torquing Strut Nut with Tire on Ground

I will be changing my wife's shocks and struts next week on her 2012 Outback. The service manual says not to tighten strut mounting nut until the car is on the ground. Do I really leave the nut that ...
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Timing belt specification

I'm looking for the timing belt specification for my 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback. I need the number of teeth that are supposed to be between each mark, as my (replacement) belt came without the white ...
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Losing two cylinders after 10 minutes

I have a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback with a 2.5L motor. Mileage on the car is about 150k, but the engine has another 40k on it or so (the old one threw a rod). I can drive the car for almost exactly ...
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Nasty smell in Subaru Outback

The car is a 2006 Subaru Outback with 82,000 miles. At low speeds we sometimes get a strong smell like natural gas in the cabin. Took it to the dealer twice, but it behaved -- no smell. The car has ...
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2007 Subaru Outback - Split AC/Heat passenger side not responsive

As stated I have a 2007 Subaru Outback, with the LL Bean package; no LED screen yet on this one. The AC/Heat has split controls, one for the passenger side and one for the driver. I've always kept ...
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Changing wheel size on 2011 Subaru Outback from 16 to 17

I have a question about my 2011 Subaru outback wagon. Would changing the wheel size from 16 to 17 affect the way my car would respond to hitting ice and antilock brake function? My car starting ...
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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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Subaru Outback 2014 was towed with front wheels raised and rear wheels on ground for about 5 miles. Now AT Oil Temp light flashes

Okay, I did it and now the flashing/blinking AT Oil Temp light is very concerning. Is that caused by such improper towing? If so, what would I expect to happen or to have fixed?
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Missed a connector in my AC system?

I just changed the heater core in my 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback. I had to take the dash out, and disconnect many connectors. After putting it all back together, my heat now works (yay!), but my AC ...
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Windscreen washer thing

There is a hole in the part that holds my water for washing my windscreen on my 2003 Subaru Outback and I wanted to know is it expensive to fix this and can you do it yourself if you get a secondhand ...
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Which engines will fit my 1999 Legacy Outback

I just started hearing some ticking in my engine. It seems to be coming from the main block, so I'm thinking it's probably a rod bearing. I've been doing a bit of browsing on Craigslist and eBay for ...
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2003 Subaru Outback 2.5 l sedan automatic transmission sport mode

I see the green light on the dashboard that says sport but don’t know what it is and whether it should be on all the time. I also don’t know where the button is to turn it off either. This car is ...
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Squeak noise coming from clutch release mechanism when clutch disengaged

I need help diagnosing and fixing a sound coming from my 2007 Subaru Outback, 2.5L engine, 5 speed manual transmission. It is making a rhythmic squeak/chirping sound at idle, almost sounds like a ...
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1996 Subaru Not Starting

My friend owns a 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback. I recently had to drive the car, but when I tried to start it it wouldn't start. When I removed the key a loud clicking sound came from somewhere behind ...
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Changing tire size on my '13 Subaru Outback

It's time for me to get new tires, and I realized that I my car currently does not have stock wheels and tires on it. I am the second owner, so I'm guessing the first owner changed it. Although they ...
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Creaking when braking after recent service

Car: 2013 Subaru Outback, 65k miles Recently my SO hit a curb in the car (front-left wheel). After looking it over, it was obvious the control arm and inner tie rod would need to be replaced. I ...
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Just changed motor 2.5 subaru outback starts and runs good. No power after warms up. No codes

After replacing the engine in a 2007 outback 2.5l. The engine starts fine warm and cold. The engine has plenty of power cold but loses power as the car warms up. I've been swapping sensors and even ...
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Engine mount bolts not lining up

I have a '99 Subaru Legacy Outback, and I'm working on getting the engine (EJ25) back into the car after replacing the head gaskets. I got the four bolts that attach through the transmission ...
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2013 Subaru Outback Belt squealing returns 1 month after replacement

I have a 2013 Subaru outback 2.5 4cyl. I replaced the serpentine belt about a month ago because it was squealing. The new belt stopped the noise for about a month and it returned. I thought maybe ...
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What would it take to get CarPlay in an older Outback model?

I have a 2011 Subaru Outback and quite simply I'm looking for a way to get CarPlay in it. It already has a screen and bluetooth but do i have to buy a new screen to get car play? Is there a software ...
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Can a rear end collision cause damage to the brakes?

My 2017 Subaru Outback was rear-ended a week back. I took it to two independent body works shop for damage estimates. Both shops were in agreement and said the following: The rear body panel needs ...
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Clicking and turn signal blinking after disconnecting battery

I disconnected my battery to change my spark plugs today. With everything reconnected, the engine runs fine. Afterwards, the car produces a clicking noise at about 1 Hz for periods of several ...
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Window motor replacement 2001 Subaru Outback

How do I replace a right front power window motor on my 2001 Subaru Outback?
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2011 Subaru Outback grinding noise when starting car

Recently when I start the car (usually when outside temperature is less than 70F), I hear a slight to moderate grinding sound right as the car starts. Nothing else seems out of place during the ...
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What kind of transmission issue does this sound like?

It's a 2005 subaru outback. It was under snow and freezing for about six days. When I tried to drive it, it started up fine but drove kind of noisy and woudln't go above 20-25 for about ten minutes. ...
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Shaking steering wheel while turning, squealing. Power steering?

My steering wheel is shaking when I turn. It seems like the power steering is kicking in sporadically. I only notice it when I'm going slow, and turning sharp (e.g. backing out of my driveway each ...
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2007 Subaru Outback 'Leak' … what is it?

I'm looking to buy a 2007 Subaru Outback (automatic). For some reason they all seem to have an oily splatter as shown in image. This car is extra oily in this spot (but it has many miles). Anyone ...
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2001 Subaru Outback - Shaking at Stop

I have a 2001 Subaru Outback. When I come to a stop at a stoplight I get a nasty vibration. Seem centered around the passenger front. We did axles last year but are high mileage drivers. Axles ...
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How exactly does Sport Mode work in an automatic Subaru Outback?

I have 2008 Subaru Outback (160K miles) with an automatic transmission and have been curious about the Sport Mode that can be shifted into. I read in the car's manual that it increases pickup and is ...
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Overheating '98 Subaru Legacy Outback EJ 25

I bought this car about a month ago with an overheating problem it couldn't travel for 3 miles without overheating after replacing the thermostat and gasket. The previous owners cut away the ...
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Subaru Outback with EJ25 making noise when easing off the accelerator

My friend has a 2007 Subaru Outback (with an NA EJ25 motor, 140k miles, automatic) that is making a noise when he eases off the accelerator pedal. It seems to happen when the engine hits over 3k RPM ...
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Filling gouge on oil sealing surface in aluminum engine block

I bought a 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport (2.5L EJ251 SOHC) a year ago and have found a leaking crankshaft seal. When going in to replace it, I see that the leak is probably caused by a small gouge ...
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'Re-Timing' my Engine after timing belt removal

I have little mechanical experience. I decided to try and do the Timing Belt / Water Pump in my 2003 Subaru Outback ( Interference Engine ). Watched a video where someone neglected to put the engine ...
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Installing lower speed-rated tires than recommended

I have a 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i and I need new tires. My current tires are P225/55R17 95H. Searching around, I found some Yokohama Avid Ascend tires, which look to be great touring tires, ...
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Subaru Outback - AC blowing less air out of one vent

I have a new 2015 Subaru Outback. A day after I got it, I noticed a faint crackling noise coming from the air conditioning vent when the AC is set to high. It's very faint but it's very noticeable. ...
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What to do with damaged alignment dowels in block?

Just took the second head off the 98 Subaru Outback I'm working on and I found one of the alignment dowels was badly crimped over the gasket for about 1/3 of its circumference. I have no idea how it ...
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New Rotor making noise after installation

Replaced rear rotors, calipers, pads, hardware. One wheel was making noise as I test drove it. I found the rotor had some scratches closer to the inside but other than the pad I couldn't find what ...