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How to electrically test Diamond FK0140 coil packs?

I have rust on my Subaru's coil on plug packs so thought to test resistance of the primary and secondary windings for all 6 coils to check for any inconsistencies. These are the Diamond FK0140 with a ...
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Why does my car make a squeak/pump sound when I’m giving it gas?

2011 Impreza Outback sport with 4EAT. Changed radiator and spark plug wires then this noise came. Was told it was trans so swapped it with a used trans and it’s still there. Happens in both drive/...
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How do I burp a 2006 Subaru Forester?

2006 Subaru Forester cooling system issue. Fans next to radiator work when A/C is turned on. No heat coming from Heaters . No leaks. A/C recently re-gassed. Alerted to the problem when radiator boiled ...
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Put in 5w-20 instead of 0w-20...should I change it?

My wife's 2013 Subaru Impreza was due for an oil change. I ended up putting the wrong weight oil in, 5w-20 instead of 0w-20. What kind of impact will this have? Obviously once it gets to operating ...
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2002 Subaru with strange smell, thin white steam

2002 Subaru Outback with previous cracked and repaired head gasket about ten years ago. The only thing of note is that it does burn oil a little at a predictable rate. The worst this car has had is a ...
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Problem woth my 03 Subaru Forester 2.5

So I replaced the motor and when I first did it. It was running good and then all hell broke loose start running really bad and the more I got liking into this problem I remember I broke something ...
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Subaru Crosstrek sat for 9 months, jump started fine, then died after 5 minutes

I have a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. I was out of the country for 9 months so left it garaged. I just got back and tried starting it. It jump started immediately which was great. I let it idle for a few ...
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Should the PCV breather hose affect fuel trims?

Noticed that my long term fuel trims have dropped negative over the years and am wondering if something is up with the positive crankcase ventilation system. I am familiar with logging data so logged ...
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Stuttering, chugging, dying on heavy acceleration (2002 Impreza 2.5L)

I'm fixing up an old 2002 Subaru Impreza (2.5L), and the only problem left is that on heavy acceleration, such as up hills, the vehicle chugs and stutters a lot, even comes close to the engine dying. ...
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Removing the cigar lighter socket in the Outback load area

I want to use the cigar lighter socket in the load area of my 2022 Subaru Outback to charge a LiFePO2 battery. I understand that these circuits should be limited to 10A (although the Subaru has a 20A ...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon back wheel started squeaking when driving but stops when braking

I have a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon. A couple days ago, I noticed the back RH (passenger side) wheel started squeaking/making a high pitch sound while I'm driving. It's gotten louder the last ...
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Subaru outback 2.5l 201

My Subaru outback as engine problems. Engine light comes on the vehicle over heats. I have replaced the engine on the vehicle 2x. Both times the engine over heated. This is a 2011 outback 2.5L engine. ...
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Subaru Outback 2022 electronic hatch won't open and lock won't latch

Our 2020 Subaru Outback rear gate won't open or close and the lock remains in open position. How do I reset it?
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2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5L CVT - Torque Specs for Intake Manifold

Looking for the Torque Specs for the Intake Manifold.
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2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5L CVT - Torque Sequence / Specs for Cylinder Head Bolts

I can't seem to find the specs for this model year online anywhere.
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Broken coil spring?

I don't know much of anything about cars, but the rear of this 2014 Subaru forester is sagging very low. The internet suggests looking for a broken rear coil spring. This looks broken, right? ...
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Subaru Forester lacks power

I have a 2018 Subaru Forester with the 2.5 NA engine with about 45k miles. Got it around 2020. I had a 2007 2.5 NA Impreza before this that I got up to about 130k miles so that's my reference point. ...
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Remove Lit Supplemental Restraint System Dash Light

Subaru Forester 2009 - Seatbelt light is lit on dash. Have disconnected fittings from under the seat and cleaned them by spraying with WD Contact I want to remove light from dash. Can I do that with ...
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Subaru Outback Eyesight failed after just 4 years

I have a 2019 Subaru Outback that I bought new. It's had electrical issues since I bought it. I took it to the shop 2 to 3 times for Subaru to fix them - e.g. The passenger window button doesn't ...
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Subaru legacy 2021

2021 subaru legacy will start with jumper cables I let it idle for a half an hour then shut it of and when I went to try and start it that I only getting a clicking noise. Also when I try to start ...
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Overhauling EJ25 with arround 250k miles. Does it make sense to replace the main bearings and rings?

Doing a head gasket/timing job on an Subaru EJ251. As I type this I have it down to heads on a bench and a short block on an engine stand... but now I'm wondering if I shouldn't just take it all the ...
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Radiator, thermostat, and water pump have all been replaced, overheating still happening

2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5 liter, non-turbo. When the overheating issue first started, my first thought was thermostat because if I popped the hood during the overheating and grabbed the bottom radiator ...
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Do you have an answer to my intermittent misfire issue

Will 1 open spark plug wire cause two cylinders not to fire on a wasted spark ignition system .
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX P1446 Fuel Tank Sensor Control Valve Circuit Low

Asking for a friend that got this code: P1446 Fuel Tank Sensor Control Valve Circuit Low. According to AutoCodes, it could be: Faulty fuel tank sensor control valve Fuel tank sensor control valve ...
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2018 Subaru WRX won’t start

Got in my new WRX last week and turned the key, could hear what sounded like spinning and grinding but no turn over. Went and bought a new starter solenoid, and replaced it. Car started for the next ...
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Slow crank no start, voltage drop

A few days ago it was -20 and my car wouldn't start. It cranked for a few seconds then slowed down. Tried to jump start it but had the same results. I checked voltage on the battery posts and it ...
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What are ways to prove this?

Bad gas? What would I look for? Specifically, what are ways to tell if it was bad gas that killed an engine, cylinder, cat? Whether it be poor quality fuel (diluted, water or other), or even, Improper ...
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2015 Subaru Forester not accelerating properly

Recently I was driving my 2015 Subaru Forester a few hours from home and a "low oil" light came on. I drove to my destination (MIL's house, 10 minutes away), dropped off the family, turned ...
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Subaru Forester 2008

Just had the transmission changed and all the lights are on ABS Cruise check engine light oil temp flashing when I start the car there is code p0732 p o 763 and PO700 do I need to have this ...
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How best to rewire new mirror?

So on my 2019 Subaru Impreza HB, I had the driver's side mirror taken off, which took the stock connector with it. I have plenty of wire to snip the replacement ones connector and connect the wires(...
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Snow Socks on AWD Forester?

With winter approaching, I'm considering stocking up on some winter accessories for my 2020 Forester for the times I will be driving up the local mountains to go skiing. In general I am a ...
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Cam seal replacement part number

My Subaru legacy is a 2017 model with timing chains instead of belts. I cannot find the part number online for the little seal that goes behind the timing sprockets. Does anyone know the part number ...
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Clutch noise when disengaged

I recently had the clutch replaced in my 2008 Subaru Outback. About 2 weeks afterward, I hear a squeaky noise when the clutch is disengaged. What could be causing that?
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2008 Subaru Outback Slow to Accelerate, Won't Exceed 60mph in Drive

I recently bought a 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i, 4-Speed Automatic with 220k miles on it. Overall, I'd say the car runs fine and reasonably smooth, but is slow to accelerate when in Drive and won't go ...
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Minimum possible tread depth for shaved tire?

Once again I have to replace a tire on my Forester (3rd tire in 3 years! I'm a magnet for damage). I have the stock Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus with about 23,000 miles on them. I just measured ...
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Why does my Subaru Forester need brakes so frequently?

Our 2014 Subaru Forester (2.5li, standard transmission) had its brakes (pads and rotors) replaced on September 2020 at 75,000 miles. Now, it's September 2022 and the car has 90,000 miles on it. Our ...
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Should brake pedal push to floor whilst idling

The brakes work ok but at idle I can easily push the pedal to the floor with the car idling. The pedal doesn’t sink by itself and with the engine off the pedal becomes firm within a couple pushes as ...
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How to patch / repair interior plastic door material?

This is a roughly 1-1/2" (5cm) tear in the material of the rear door of my Subaru: I don't know how it originally got damaged but by the time I noticed it I think one of my (lovely) kids had ...
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Fuses for clock and remote key entry in Subaru Outback 2016

What are the fuse number(s) for the clock and remote key entry in a Subaru Outback 2016 2.5 CVT Premium (USA)? The Subaru reference material is to vague too answer this question.
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Why does CVT shift in discrete steps?

My 2018 Subaru Legacy 3.6R has a CVT, and I have wondered why it is programmed to change ratios in discrete steps (like a conventional automatic transmission would) rather than varying continuously. I ...
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2015 Subaru WRX Check Engine Light

The check engine light on my WRX just came on yesterday, along with a batch of other lights. I bought it new, follow the recommended maintenance schedule, and haven't had any other major issues. ...
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Subaru WRX is making a flutter sound?

I have a 2017 Subaru WRX and it’s making like a fluttering sound At idle but as soon as I push on the clutch it goes away and then when I’m driving the sound comes back. I’m not sure what it could be ...
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Subaru crosstrek, forester, impreza, outback 8 bolt valve cover tightening sequence

What is the proper torque sequence for a Subaru valve / rocker cover that has an 8 bolt pattern?
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AC cools middle vents, remaining vents receive airflow but it is not cooled

In a 2015 Subaru Impreza, when the A/C compressor is powered on, the two middle vents blow air that was obviously cooled. However, the remaining vents (one on dashboard near drivers' door, one on ...
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Misfiring after changing spark plugs

2016 WRX Stage 1+BIGSF intake Dealing with a very annoying issue I CANNOT seem to figure out. Recently I've been tuning my car and figured changing the spark plugs would be a good idea. Ever since I ...
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Strange vibration noise in Subaru Forester

Every once in a great while, we hear a vibration noise coming from our 2014 Subaru Forester. It sort of sounds like a little buzzer, or a small electric motor is whirring. It seems to be coming from ...
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Still squealing with second new power steering pump and new belt

2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5 EJ253 SOHC engine My power steering pump began to squeal a few months ago and progressively increased in volume. I purchased a new pump and installed it, squealing immediatly ...
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2003 Subaru Outback coolant overflowing

I have a 2003 Subaru Outback Put new radiator, new hoses, new housing, new tstat, new belts, new Reservoir and hose and flushed it and it still sprays coolant all over the engine from the Reservoir. ...
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2016 WRX knocking sound - Codes

My 2016 had issues before this one which included - power loss. Loud idling when starting up. The power loss was an issue because sometimes turning right into traffic it would lose most all power I’d ...
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Why does my 2012 Subaru Exiga lags when I am moving off from a stationary position?

Does not pick up speed for a couple seconds. I changed the throttle sensor about a year ago when I had the issue and the problem went away for a while. There is also a check engine light and flashing ...
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