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

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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. ...
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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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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 ...