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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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 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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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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2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5L CVT - Torque Specs for Intake Manifold

Looking for the Torque Specs for the Intake Manifold.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Possible Rear Differential Leak

I had my oil changed about a week ago on my 2016 Forester with ~45K miles. The tech toped off all the fluids and all that and said that the rear differential was leaking and that I should get it into ...
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98 WRX EJ20 Cam or belt skipped teeth by hand

I'm doing the timing on a 1998 WRX EJ20 and I was trying to undo the crank bolt again (I'd already taken it off to remove the timing covers then reinstalled once the covers were off to align the ...
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Can I adjust or repair this ventilation setting dial which won't stay in place?

I have a 2012 Subaru Impreza. The knob which sets where the vents are directed refuses to stay in the leftmost setting (which directs air to the upper vents only). It can be turned that far manually ...
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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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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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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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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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