Questions tagged [subaru]

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

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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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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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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 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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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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what is required to get an 05 subaru impreza ej20 engine running in another car

i have picked up a subaru ej22 out of an 05 impreza. it came with the ecu, central locking unit, ignition barrel/switch, key security module and door locks. i am heading to a wreckers next week to ...
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“Missing” motor

My Subaru Forester 2003 runs fine until I go up steep inclines when it starts to loose power and goes into "limp mode" (ie shut down). I can restart it okay but the same thing happens after a while ...
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Signs of a bad transmission?

I have a 2004 Subaru Legacy L Sedan Automatic. I've been starting to notice in the past few months that the transmission is shifting strange, typically either when the car first starts up, or has been ...
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How to diagnose a Cruise Control system (Subaru Forester 2002)

The Cruise Control on my 2002 Forester S stopped working recently. For some time I had problems engaging the CC altogether, requiring multiple clicks on the activation push-button. Then it stopped ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is this RPM graph squarewave?

'07 Subaru Outback 3.0R 5 speed auto. I am logging using the excellent RomRaider and was kind of surprised that when graphed RPM looks like a square wave in most situations, don't know if it was ...
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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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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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Window motor wiring, will go down but not up on 05 Subaru Forester

This one has me stumped. It must have to do with an electrical configuration. As the title says, plus I've tested with another motor out of the door and another switch on both the main and secondary ...
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Identifying Subaru speedo stepper motor

This stepper motor runs the 2007 Subaru Forester (among other models) speedometer gauge. I can't find any info about it on the internet. I need to replace it because it is broken. I have tested it ...
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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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Window motor replacement 2001 Subaru Outback

How do I replace a right front power window motor on my 2001 Subaru Outback?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2011 Subaru Impreza (Automatic) Slipping when shifting uphill

My car has been having a hard time shifting when I accelerate a lot, mainly when I am driving uphill. It seems like it is slipping. There is also a burning smell from time to time I notice when I have ...
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Help me understand the results of these cylinder compression and leakdown tests

I recently purchased a 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i, with approx 146000kms on the clock. As its a recent purchase, I'm going through preventative maintenance to ensure its running as good as possible. ...
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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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Which engines will fit my 1999 Legacy Outback

I just started hearing some ticking in my engine. It seems to be coming from the main block, so I'm thinking it's probably a rod bearing. I've been doing a bit of browsing on Craigslist and eBay for ...
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Did a Subaru “Main Fuse Panel Flaw” Exist?

At one point I read where someone stated an issue with Subaru Main Fuse Panels. The information was unchallenged, and numerous accounts of conjecture were provided by assumingly individual users of ...
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Squeak noise coming from clutch release mechanism when clutch disengaged

I need help diagnosing and fixing a sound coming from my 2007 Subaru Outback, 2.5L engine, 5 speed manual transmission. It is making a rhythmic squeak/chirping sound at idle, almost sounds like a ...
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Forester repair

If anyone can help. I have error code P1700-TPS Circuit Malfunction-Check codes in TCM. Error Code P0731-Gear 1 Incorrect Ratio Error Code P0122 TPS Switch A Circuit-Low Input. I have asked ...
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My car only overheats when radiator cap is on. FIXED

FIXED: I came back to a day later, needed 1/4 gallon more coolant and burped for 10 minutes and now it's fine. There might still be a leak in the radiator/cap/hose, but atm it's fixed. Does that ...
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Can't depress clutch

Bought my first rexy back in december, it's a 2012 WRX. Couple of days ago the clutch pedal wouldn't spring back up. I've googled around and some say it could be the clutch master or slave cylinder. ...
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2005 Subaru Forester Overheating

2005 subaru forester x 77k miles replaced both head gaskets, timing belt thermostat and radiator. I purged the system also. I turned on the heater and no heat just cold air. The lower radiator hose ...
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WRX Power Steering Engine Light

I replaced my power steering pump in my 2006 WRX but it's playing up for some reason. The power steering reservoir is boiling when the car is on, and the steering wheel is incredibly hard to move ...