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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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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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2014 Forester XT nav radio bluetooth doesn't work

My blue tooth stooped working on my Harman Kardon navigation radio for my 2014 Forester XT. the radio is actually made by Fujitsu Ten. The part number 86271SG630. Harman Kardon said they cant give ...
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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 ...
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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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Flap in fuel filler neck

I have a 2015 Subaru Legacy. My question is whether there's supposed to be a metal flap near the top of the fuel filler neck? I seem to remember something in the past, but I can't see it now, and I'm ...
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1997 Subaru Legacy isn't able to accelerate correctly

When pulling out from a stop sign the car sputters and spark knocks and will sound like its missing
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Engine Rattle at Constant Acceleration

2005 Subaru Legacy GT 5MT Having an issue where my Subaru feels like I'm driving over a constant rumble strip. Thought it may have been a spark plug issue but changed those out and still not fixed. ...
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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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Is it possible for a car's AC system not to have a dryer in the circuit?

I recently fixed a leak in my car's AC system and, prior to evacuating it in order to recharge it with fresh refrigerant, I looked to replace the dryer as recommended. I could not locate a dryer in my ...
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All-Wheel Drive/ 4WD system

Time has come to clear things out... I would like to know the difference between a center differential and a transfer case. I know that a transfer case engages the front axle with the rear axle in 4H ...
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Car running hot - bottom radiator hose cold

Have a 2009 Subaru Forester XT 5 speed manual. The cars temps are running high. 98c while driving at about 100km/h. Temps will drop to 80c very quickly if the car gets into higher rpms. Ie 4000rpm. ...
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USA vs Europe fuel injector differences?

This question is out of curiosity as I didn't find any specs or datasheets after plenty searching. What would the differences in the fuel injector be for Europe vs USA markets? I've compared ...
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2005 WRX Idle RPM Increasing in Traffic

My car is a 2005 Subaru WRX Wagon. It has 120 000 miles and has had all the regular servicing. Last night I did some highway driving and then hit stop/go traffic. After about 10 mins in the ...
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Dashboard lights blinking wildly

Here's a video of my Subaru Forester dashboard. Temperature, cruise, skid control, maintenance lights are on randomly and blinking. I'm guessing all of these problems are related. What could be the ...
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2003 Subaru Forester po420 code

I have done a head job on the motor now it keeps tripping with the po420 code. Keep in mind timing belt water pump, radiator,fuel pump were replaced at this time as well as the cat and o2 sensors. ...
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Rear left passenger side reverse bulb keeps blowing

I've been having an ongoing problem with my 2007 Subaru outback whereby my left side reverse light bulb keeps blowing. I've replaced the bulb about 3 times now and it blows every time. It works when ...