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Questions tagged [subaru]

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

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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. ...
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High pitch squeeling noise

Hi there I have a 1999 Subaru Forester, yesterday it was 40°C (104°F) weather in Australia and my car was sitting in the sun all day, so the car was probably over 80°C (176°F). I got five minutes down ...
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Subaru WRX 2015 whining noise when accelerating and sometimes after gear engaging

Basic information No modifications, Clocked 180,000km, Only 7 months left under extended warranty, Up to date on log book service, I am the original owner. Vehicle performance There are no ...
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Awful smell when reversing AND fully cranking the wheel

I drive a used 2004 Subaru Forester (owned for 2.5 years now). The clutch went out last summer so that's been replaced. I've experienced the aforementioned issue only a few times when both the ...
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Charging system issue 02 wrx

Alternator is outputting 14 volts but not charging battery any ideas? Also the cable that connects from alternator to battery reads 14
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Squeaky Subaru, mysterious, and I've already had break service done?

I drive a Subaru Impreza 2013 hatchback that's been squeaking and squealing. It seems to be a problem when I'm starting from a stop and at slow speeds. I took it to a mechanic twice, and both times ...
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Subaru “seized” question

Let me preface this by saying I know next to nothing about cars, so excuse me if this doesn't make sense. . . I have a 2003 Subaru Forester that needs a ball bearing replaced (I believe that's what ...
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02 wrx power issue

Just replaced the alternator and starter and battery reads at 12.5 volts but when I try to start it, the engine will turn over once and the starter will start clicking. Bad battery? Anything I should ...
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2002 Subaru Legacy GT - New Alternator, Battery Light Stays On

I recently had to replace my alternator as the one original to the car died after 180k miles. The new unit is a Subaru re-manufactured alternator purchased from the dealership. The original failure ...
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How can I tell when my rear differential fails and what are the consquences?

I've had my rear differential fluid replaced twice over the last 4 years or so (the car is almost 7 years old) and both times there have been large metal chunks stuck to the magnetic drain plug. At ...
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2019 Forester - sporadic issues when - lift won't open

Beeps 3 times and nothing. The first time it happened I was going to take it to the dealership the next day. The next day however it worked. This has happened three times. I wonder if it is ...
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OEM Boost control solenoid part number?

In my never ending quest to keep my aging 2004 WRX functional, I’ve started to look into my wobbling boost pressures. One suggestion I heard was that, after hundreds of thousands of miles, it’s ...
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Should the pulleys/tensioner be replaced with drive belts?

I know that accessory drive belts need to be changed every now and again as the rubber can dry out and crack. I'm planning to replace the accessory drive belts on my 2008 Subaru Outback as ...
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AC compressor noise only when car is hot

I recently noticed that my car is making a consistent noise when AC is engaged. Furthermore I found that this noise occurs only when car is hot. Belt doesn't seem to be slipping. Car is 16 Subaru WRX....
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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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Front wheel moving in ways it really shouldn't

Driving home in my Subaru WRX after Christmas with my in-laws, I first noticed a distinct pull to the left under braking, but on checking at the roadside couldn't see anything obvious, so I continued ...
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air pressure in low profile tires

I have a 2012 Subaru Impreza with low profile tires. I find that a least once a month the tire light comes on and I have to stop and check the tires for air. Usually it is one of the front tires. Is ...
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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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Can I install a 2018 subaru forester bumper onto my 2016 subaru forester?

Can i install a 2018 subaru forester bumper onto my 2016 subaru forester? I like the style and it looks more sporty. Also, can i install the 2017-18 tail lights for the same car?
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Valve (most likely) hitting crank case: complete engine replacement?

2011 Subaru Impreza has been sounding "cranky" for a while; last week, it finally escalated to the point where it sounded like someone was under the hood, banging on the engine with a crow bar.. Fast ...
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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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trying to jump start my car but lights just flicker

I hadn’t driven my car in few months and when I tried staring it a few weeks back it wouldn’t turn over. I tried jumping it and the lights on the dash would flicker but no signs of the car trying to ...
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2018 Subaru XV oil overfill

Is this normal? Isn’t the 2 dots are low-full? Why did the dealership overfill it twice up to the twist?
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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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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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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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Is it absolutely necessary to replace all four tyres on a manual 2008 Subaru Impreza?

I destroyed a back tire on my 2008 Subaru Impreza manual transmission with viscous coupling. The manual says all four tires must be the same size. The spare tire must only be mounted onto the rear ...
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Subaru 2005 Forrester Squealing like a pig

Within the last few months I’ve done a lot of work to this car, changed the left lower ball joints in front of the car, put two stablizer links on both front ends of the car. A few weeks later I put ...
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Overheating 2008 Subaru Outback

I have a 2008 Subaru Outback it started overheating and we change the thermostat and it continued to overheat even after burping it so we changed the radiator and all of the hoses got a new radiator ...
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2001 subaru outback tires question

I have a 2001 Subaru Outback needing new tires. The originals are 225 60 16, but I was wondering if I could go with 225 75 16 and not have the tires rub. Would this matter if I went with the 225 75 16 ...
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05 WRX: Front passenger caliper seizes every 11 months

My front passenger caliper has seized up again today for the third time in two years. I noticed some increasing vibration in the steering wheel and a smell of burn while driving and pulled over to ...
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2003 Forester A/T - If the center differential wet clutch system starts slipping, will the front, rear, or both axles lose power

My 2003 Subaru Forester with A/T has a wet-clutch center differential. If that clutch pack starts to slip excessively, will both axles lose power, or just the front or rear? In other words, is ...
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2013 Subaru WRX P0300

On a Subaru 2013 since 70,000 miles I've had the fun P0300 code activated and my check engine light on, cruise and traction control disabled. I do not have any other misfire codes being shown(unlike ...
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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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Using lots of coolant, suspect head gasket

1998 Subaru Forrester, 4 cyl. I don't remember the exact specs of the engine. It's using what seems to be a lot of coolant -- probably 2 qts in a 30 day time span. There's no leak (I've left ...
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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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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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Steering wheel sometimes centered, sometimes not?

This is a weird thing to me. I have a 2009 Subaru WRX that recently needed a rack and pinion replacement due to leaking fluid. I got it aligned 3 times, because every time when I got my car back, the ...
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Loss of power below 15 mph

This is a Subaru Forester 2003. The car start losing power after a few minutes on the road. And suddenly lost all power and is almost impossible to drive. Already changed: fuel pump spark plugs ...
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Why is this RPM graph squarewave?

'07 Subaru Outback 3.0R 5 speed auto. Since getting bogged in mud the car has not been driving smoothly, mild drivetrain vibration at accel, cruise and decel all gears when driving in a straight line ...
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04 Outback Coolant Reservoir Overflowing

I’ve got an 04 Outback that I am nearly at my wits end with. The coolant reservoir is overflowing and my car overheats if I dont continually replace the coolant. I’ve been dealing with it over heating ...
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2016 Subaru Forester electrical problems

I want to get an advice on what would be the right approach to deal with our leased car, Subaru Forrester 2016. Our lease contract is for three years. We have another year until the end of the lease. ...
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Bouncing ball noise at idle

My wife has a 2012 4cyl Outback. She texted me today to tell me at idle she hears sound in the front that sounds like a bouncing basketball. Any ideas?
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Installing electronics next to SRS Airbag controller in car

I have bought an add-on for my car stereo (GROM USB3) which adds USB and Bluetooth capability for playing music and answering calls. This module is contained in a little box with 4 ports, and connects ...
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Driving Subarus without coolant [duplicate]

Years ago I decided to drive a Brat from Wyoming to Indiana. It started losing coolant climbing the Bighorns. I kept on driving. By the time I left Wyoming their was no coolant in the system. It didn'...
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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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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 ...