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Hi. I think the front axel and transmission of my 2009 forester needs to be replaced. Do you have an estimate of how much that wou
Hi there. We can send you a price estimate for this type of service rather easily. All we need you to do is click this link to the CV Axle / shaft assembly replacement service page. Once on that page,...
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Transmission control solenoid
It sounds like you may have a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission...
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Line out converter install for amp and subwoofer
Hi there. Since, we're not able to provide technical advice on aftermarket components, or we can't upload diagrams, your best bet is to purchase a service and repair manual for your 2001 Forester which will have a detailed electrical diagram...
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STOP fuse blows when I shift out of park.
It sounds like you have a failure in your neutral safety switch. This switch normally prevents the operation of the shifter unless the key is in the on position and the brake pedal is depressed. I would recommend having your...
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2001 Subaru Forester clutch sticking half way up. I can use my foot to pull it up rest of the way
The first thing to try is to bleed the clutch slave cylinder. The clutch has a separate fluid reservoir / master cylinder located to the left (passenger side) of the power brake booster and brake master cylinder. Use something like...
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New clutch change now I'm stuck in nuetral even when car is off
If the clutch is not "releasing", the issue could be either hydraulic or mechanical. Hydraulic cause are internal (or external) leaks, perhaps at the master cylinder but possibly the slave if it is a rebuilt, and/or air in the system....
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how much would be the total price for rear brake pads and rotors to my subaru forrester 2008? With labor and tax?
Hi...all of these services are available. To obtain an exact and complete quote for the brake pads and rotors, please click on "Get a Quote" at YourMechanic's brake pad replacement service page. On that page, rotors are listed under "optional...
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I've replaced 4 new calipers 4 new rotors pads all new & Master brake cylinder in but it still drags
The flexible hoses that go from the body to the calipers are frequently the cause of this problem. And your mileage is just about right. They have several layers and the layers separate internally leaving no apparent exterior damage. The...
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WHY WON'T MY 2000 SUBURU FORESTER L START, AND WHY IS THE GEAR SHIFTER LOCKED IN PARK?
As you have discovered, your car has an interlock to keep the shifter in park until the ignition is on and the brake pedal is depressed. In most cars that car is activated by the same switch that operates the...
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My forester recently threw a p0028 code. Replaced the intake solenoid and oil pressure switch but the idle is still rough.
If you used thicker oil than vehicle specified then this can cause problems with the intake variable valve lift system. If you used the wrong oi then change oil and filter again with the proper viscosity oil. If the correct...
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Mass Air flow sensor
Hi There, Sometimes simply cleaning the MAF sensor does not solve the problem as the MAF sensor may have had damaged sensor elements or potentially faulty connections that may have caused the problem rather than being dirty. I would recommend...
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Blower motor control knob is broken
Hi there. I have forwarded your request to the Sales and Service department, so they can look up this part and determine if it's a service our mobile mechanics can complete for your Subaru. They should be contacting you shortly...
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Grinding/scraping noise coming from back of car
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the sound is not coming from the differential, but is coming from that area, you will want to check the driveline and the axles. Look for anything that is rubbing, has a worn...
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car is overheating. When driving temp creeps up and when idle it slowly goes down. smells like antifreeze when turned off
To pinpoint the cause of the overheating, an overheating diagnostic is required. Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. The most common causes...
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Code po335
YourMechanic has published an informative FAQ dealing with Trouble Code P0335. Broadly, when Code P0335 sets, it means that there is a fault somewhere in the circuit for the crankshaft position sensor. But, the exact location of the fault has...
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How long would a radiator hose replacement take?
You will need to be more specific with the year of the vehicle with the engine size and what radiator hose you need replaced if you want the correct time it will take to replace a radiator upper or lower...
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Code on Subaru Forrester 2005 is PO335
Code P0335 relates to the camshaft position sensor not transmitting a proper signal to the PCM. The camshaft position sensor measures the rotational position of the camshaft and transmits that information to the engine control computer. To determine which cylinder...
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Subaru Forrester 2005 what would be draining the battery
You will need to have the computer scanned for codes first to see if you have stored codes to something that may be causing the problems first. Then you should have the battery checked to see if it is holding...
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Hazard lights wont shut off on my 2007 Subaru Forester
Generally this is something caused by the flasher relay going bad. This is a small relay that allows the lights to flash based upon current flow and a resistor inside that causes them to flash. When this is faulty, this...

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