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Japanese auto-maker well known for its 4-wheel-drive models and boxer engines.

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heater is cold until I hear a noise and heat starts immediately

I think the answer to this is easy but I'm not sure of the part name. I'm driving along and have the heater on, but it's blowing cold air. Then I hear kind of a "clackety clack", and then the air ...
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Phone unintentionally pairing to Subaru Bluetooth even when off

Twice in the last day when making a call from my house, my phone has automatically paired to my car, which is turned off and parked outside. Why is this happening and how do I prevent it?
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Fuel pump on a Subaru Outback

Hello can anyone tell me where the fuel pump is located in a Subaru Outback 2003 model? Thank you in advance
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Car imitates dead battery but comes back to life ~30 minutes later and lets me start it

The car: 2006 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon 2.0 GT (Japanese model) - recently purchased; warranty does not cover this The situation: Something happens with the 12v supply and once the car is stopped (...
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Bypassing immobiliser in a 1999 Subaru Forester

I have two paddock/farm vehicles. One is a 1998 Forester (black), auto, EJ20, no ignition immobiliser. The other is a 1999 Forester (green), manual, lo-range, immobiliser. Neither came with a FOB or ...
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04 Forester Coolant system overheating

Okay guys I'm new-ish to working and trouble shooting my vehicles but I'm getting stumped. I have a 2004 forester xs with 120,000 on motor, 250,000 on body. Only 1 check engine code which pertains to ...
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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i : Water is dripping onto the ground from underneath the drivers side

I have recently encountered an issue my car in which I notice water puddling underneath the car between the driver and passenger doors. It seems to be pure water and not coolant or oil. I haven't ...
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What type are 2016 Subaru Forester OEM brake pads?

Facing replacement of rotors and pads in my 2016 Forester, I consider non-OEM parts. Thus, I was trying to figure out what type are the OEM pads (i.e., semi-metallic, ceramic). I could not find this ...
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When should I replace a 2016 Subaru Forester brake pads?

Last time I put my 2016 Forester to a regular service, I was told I need to replace the rear pads and rotors, and to revisit the front pads as they have some 5mm left on them. When do you replace the ...
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Why is my 2011 Outback intermittently squeaking at 60-65 mph?

I have a 2011 Subaru Outback. It has 175k miles and a CVT transmission. I’ve had a lot of work done on it this summer: serpentine belt replaced Front driver’s side wheel bearing replaced Windshield ...
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Water droplets from exhaust donut gasket?

Is this is a problem ? There's sometimes water droplets under the donut gasket on cold startup along with a brief smell of damp exhaust. The gasket, springs etc.. are OEM new & the mating ...
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Cyclical Thumping at Speed - 2007 Forester

2007 Subaru Forester 2.5L EJ253 4EAT A/T @ 15xK miles Strange cyclic thumping after 25/30mph. Worse when turning. Scraping/crappy noise when barely braking (Not the tattle-tale; checked. Pads are ...
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Car jerking, losing power, stalled and won’t start

I was driving down the highway and my car started lurching and losing speed. I drove 2 exits down to my turn off with my car losing acceleration and when I came to a stop my car stalled and will turn ...
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wastegate accelerator is not opening

I have a 2011 Subaru WRX. I think the wastegate is not opening. Is the wastegate suppose to open while car in neutral and pushing on the gas, or just while driving in gear? Thanks.
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aluminium particulates in manual transmission oil

I've removed the center differential part(s) from a 2001 subaru legacy to find that one of the internal parts lost its alignment/position (began to move axially) and began wearing away small areas of ...
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Subaru automotive wiring and fuses - 0.3mm2 wires with 15A fuses?

A factory Subaru Impreza 2006 has 0.3mm2 ECU/ECM wires protected by 15A fuses while the service manual itself states that 0.3mm2 has allowed currency rating of 7A, that is 2 times lower than the fuse ...
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Brakes Stick Until Clutch Pedal is Released

Okay, pretty weird phenomenon here with my 2005 Subaru Forester. This typically only happens when my car has been sitting for a night or so. I'll depress the clutch, fire it up, pop it in reverse and ...
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Fuel Gauge Inaccurate

I recently purchased a used 2005 subaru forester (non-turbo). I initially noticed that the fuel gauge seemed to be dropping a little faster than what I would have expected based on the Km's traveled. ...
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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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2019 Subaru Forester - Disable XM radio

I have no use for XM Radio. Any way to turn it off? Can it at least not make it the default radio source?
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How much can I load on my trailer on my 2017 Subaru Legacy?

I have a 2017 Subaru Legacy with a standard trailer hitch installed at U-Haul. I pull a 5' by 8' utility trailer bought from Tractor Supply. I would like to carry multiple bookcases in the trailer ...
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Should I use an “original” electrical harness to avoid problems?

I have a 2017 Subaru Legacy. A month ago U-Haul installed a trailer hitch and electrical kit. I used my 5 by 8 trailer (bought at Tractor Supply) happily for three weeks. Then one day the car did ...
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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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2005 Subaru Legacy Cylinder 3 misfire

My Wife's Subaru's check engine light recently came on, when we went to auto zone to check the code it came back as a cylinder 3 misfire, we went to our mechanic and he changed the sparkplugs, but ...
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05 WRX drive train issue,grinding noise coming from center to back of car + rear wheel hop developping during tight slow turns

I have a 05 WRX which has been producing grinding noise from somewhere between the center to the back of the car. The noise starts to happen once the car is warmed up and under power. It can also keep ...
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2008 Subaru Outback mysterious lack of power

I have a 2008 Subaru Outback, 2.5L non-turbo engine, 4 speed auto transmission. The car has just shy of 200k miles on it. About 3-4 months ago, I thought I noticed a slight lack of power while ...
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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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Will greasing clutch parts make it softer

I have a Subaru STI 2009 with 180k kilometers on it a very hard clutch, closer to a truck than a usual car. It works fine and has been that way for at least the two years I've had the car but it is so ...
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Issue with squeaking

I own a 2007 Subaru Forester. I swapped both belts on the car however it still squeaks when i decelerate. Before the belts were swapped it would squeak only when I accelerate and decelerate. No issues ...
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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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Car hesitating while accelerating at low speeds and check engine light is on constantly. Why? [closed]

2001 Subaru Forester hesitating while accelerating at low speeds and check engine light is constantly on.
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2007 Subaru Legacy not engaging any gears

I was driving home the other night and I felt something snap below me. Immediately after, I had no acceleration. I can move the shift into any gear, but it's as if the car is staying in neutral. It ...
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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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over heating engine…cant figure out why

My '09 Subaru legacy has 62,000 on it. It's been running fine all these years. recently, my temperature gauge needle is slowly rising. Not going completely into the red but just under it. No smoke or ...
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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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Mystery Fluid leak on 2010 Subaru Forester

! The wife pulled into the driveway this afternoon will a dark fluid dripping from the front left part of the car. It looked pooled up underneath where the coolant reservoir sits. I don't think it's ...
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Bluetooth connection on Subaru

My bluetooth connection in my 2017 Subaru Legacy is off. How do I reset it? I have tried to connect my Iphone, but I am unable to do so.
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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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Damage to engine

A clerk at Auto Zone put 2-3 extra quarts of oil in my Subaru Impreza. I then drove it for about an hour in stop and go traffic, when I got home some neighbors helped me drain all of the oil out and ...
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Oil in the coolant reservoir of my '07 Subaru Tribeca

My 2007 Subaru Tribeca has oil in coolant reservoir, or so my mechanic said when he changed the oil. No coolant in oil, just oil in coolant. YouTube suggests oil coolant seal. Would that be a best ...
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2014 Subaru Forester

My 2014 Subaru Forester is having bad audio connection issues. I successfully linked, via Bluetooth, to my iPhone 7+ but any time I give a command: Call Mom, assign contact, etc. it's as if the ...
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2018 Subaru Outback with 25,000 miles and cam leak

I have a one year old Subaru Outback, 25000 miles, with a cam leak. Initially, the diagnosis was a passenger side valve leak which was fixed (under warranty). At the next oil change, the mechanic ...
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Radiator reservoir boiling and overflowing

I have a 2006 Subaru Forester that just had a ton of work done on it. New radiator, head gaskets, thermostat, water pump, and timing belt. Yesterday, after driving about an hour, i noticed a pool of ...
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Would cold temperatures affect a neutral safety switch? (Manual transmission)

Trying to troubleshoot my 92 Subaru Legacy manual transmission starting issues. Car wont crank/start most mornings, even if its only about 50 degrees F. Replaced battery, starter, and alternator ...
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Subaru e10 - thermostat location

I'm a noob in mechanics. I want to know where is the thermostat in the Subaru E10. I follow the pipes that go to the radiator in the front of the car, but I'm not sure which one is have the thermostat....
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Engine stuttering/dying and loss of accelerator

I had recently bought a 1998 Gen 3 Subaru legacy (BH5) with 190k Kms/ 118k Miles on it, for the first month it ran perfect with zero issues. Suddenly one day I started up the car as I was reversing ...
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Weird Corrosion on Subaru intake manifold bolt

So I pulled the intake manifold off my 04 Forester xt and one of the bolts on the driver side had this whitish battery acid looking color. Does anybody know if this should tell me anything?
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2005 Subaru Outback Stalls upon stop

I have a 2005 Subaru outback 2.5L no turbo. For a few months, the car has been stalling at least once a day usually withing 15 minutes of driving although the car is at running temperature when it ...
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Replacing front 2 tires in Subaru Forrester [duplicate]

My 2015 Subaru Forrester needs front 2 tires that need to be replaced because they are worn down. Should I have to replace all the 4 tires? I want to know the fact before I go and negotiate with the ...
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Why do cars have plastic shrouds over the engine? [duplicate]

My 2005 Subaru Outback (3.0 flat 6) has a plastic cover under the hood which covers the engine. Or it had -- I had some work done and the mechanic has given the car back to me without the shroud. ...