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

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2.5L Subaru 2013 Forester oil consumption

bought 2013 Subaru in 2014 had 22,000 plus miles at 53,00 plus I noticed it would take a quart of oil once awhile now I have 67,000 miles and I'am putting a quart in every 2,000 miles. The car has ...
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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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Conequences and remedies of a cam seal leak

2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, Manual Transmission, 170000 miles, EJ251 SOHC A mechanic has told me that I have a leaking camshaft seal. I have a few questions. Background is that I had my head ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2002 Subaru Outback strange starting

my 2002 Subaru Outback has an anti theft starter system where if I turn the key nothing happens, but if I turn the key and also press the windshield wiper de-icer then the call will start. This is how ...
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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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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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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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HVAC clutch cycle

2007 3.0R Subaru Outback - the hot & cold climate air work OK. I've checked the clutch gap which is within the tolerance specified by the factory service manual. Often when climate temperature ...
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How to test if turbo is properly working in a 2006 Forester XT

I recently had my Forester engine serviced and afterwards it didn't feel like I was getting boost and was getting a whirring/spinning noise while throttling. I brought it back and they realized they ...
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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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Does this look like a head gasket leak?

I'm looking to buy this 2013 Subaru Outback, 2.5L DOHC. The car has 60K, is in immaculate condition, has lived its whole life in the Southwest, and has records of regular maintenance. The ...
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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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Feasibility of replacement of Subaru Outback 2007 3.0L Cylinder heads

As noted I have a 2007 Subaru Outback with a V6 3.0L engine. It appears to be front-wheel drive. The head gasket(s) need replaced and possibly the cylinder heads. I used to work on cars 25-30 ...
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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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Occasional hard start possible causes?

I have a 2012 Subaru impreza, manual transmission. Most of the time it works great, starting with no trouble. However, from time to time it will have trouble starting. At those times, if I either a) ...
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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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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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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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97 Subaru overtemp

I picked up a 97 Subaru Outback at a very low price. I knew the head gaskets were bad and for the price I thought it would be a fun project. I am planning to replace the engine but thought it might be ...
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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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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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AFR vs incorrect Lambda sensor?

re: 2007 Subaru 3.0 LL Bean 6 cylinder I'm chasing negative long term fuel trims and knock but my car had the pre-cat exhaust sensors replaced at a local shop couple of years back which are marked ...
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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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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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Is it worth replacing the entire clutch assembly when the clutch release bearing fails?

Subaru Forester 2011, about 110K miles on it. We've been told by a local mechanic (not a dealer) that the clutch release bearing needs to be replaced. The car makes some noise when shifting and prior ...
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Sludge in the oil of a Subaru Forester

My Subaru Forester has 105k. For the past three years, I've had to add oil to it at an increasing rate. In the past few months, I've had to add a quart every week or two. I have recently found out ...
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Freshly Rebuilt EJ25D makes horrid 50+ decible squealing with belts on

I have a 98 Legacy Outback that squeals really badly when it gets started. any combination of belts doesn't fix the issue and i changed the alternator and the power steering pump has been tested on a ...
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Subaru Forester XT overheating

I have an issue with my 04 Forester 2.0XT MT, it kind of overheats, but not never reached red, it goes a bit over the second third of the gauge. A little bit of background, last summer after a longer ...
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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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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? It’s a 2.5l CVT over ...
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Could air bubble in coolant cause longer cranking only at warm start?

When the engine is completely cold or at normal operating temperature it consistently cranks quickly and starts great within two seconds. However if the dash temperature gauge shows between 1/4 to 1/...
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Subaru 2007 outback with passenger heat problems

My Subaru does not have auto heat, it is manual. When I turn on the heat it works fine on the drivers side and blows cold air on the passenger side.
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Subaru Legacy 91 idle issues

Video going over issues: http://webm.land/media/8vlo.webm Started having issues a while ago with some fairly extreme shaking and surging while at idle (including cold starts). To try and resolve this ...
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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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Identifying a connector on engine block

I have 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R H6. Today, out of the blue I've got P0500 Vehicle Speed Sensor "A" code. One of the symptoms of this code might be exposed wires somewhere. I checked the wires under ...
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Flat Tow Subaru Auto Trans with Engine Running?

A year ago I traded my 2012 Ford Focus for a 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium (automatic transmission). Dealer told me it could be flat towed, made sense to me, why not so long as it is in neutral? ...
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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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My 04 Subaru Forester takes off like I have the A/C on and I’m going up a steep hill… no power!

This just started yesterday. The check engine light has been on forever but none of the mechanics in my area can seem to figure out what the problem is or how to fix it so I’ve just been driving ...
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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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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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2.5L four-cylinder able to tow 2,700lbs?

My wife and I are looking at purchasing a new Subaru Outback. In the manufacturer's specifications, it states that for the 2.5L (four-cyl), that the towing package allows us to tow up to 2,700lbs. In ...

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