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Replace starter good battery new battery cables but not getting proper power to the starter
It sounds like what you are describing may be related to a faulty starter relay or some faulty wiring that may not be producing a proper connection to the starter. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the...
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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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My car is a 2007 Subaru Forester: it is shaking when stopped & driving, check engine on, and sometimes little acceleration
Inasmuch as the check engine light is on, trouble codes will have been stored. Those stored troubles codes, which the mechanic can download, will give a good general indication of where the problem lies but a more specific diagnostic must...
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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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Feels and sounds like front half shaft but no appearance of any break or leaks
The front axle CV joints may be worn even if the boots are good. You should also have the front hub bearings checked to see if they are bad.
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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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The power steering pully on my 2007 Subaru Forester is wobbling.
Hi Jordan. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, without physically inspecting the pulley and determining why it's wobbling - it's hard to give you the right advice as to what to replace. A pulley can wobble for a few different...
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Engine, power steering, and power braking failed while driving, now won't start
The problem sounds like the charging system or battery failed. Have the vehicle jump started to see if it starts and have charging system tested with battery load tested to see if you need an alternator and/or battery.
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Wobbly Power steering pully part 2
The only suggestion on the pulley is to go to the dealer and see if it was ever sold separate from pump? It may not be available separately. Remove belt and turn the pulley by hand and watch pump shaft...
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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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How much does a tune up cost on a 2008 forrester
Subaru has a specific maintenance schedule, but that schedule includes a long list of items and the mileage and details for each item is quite lengthy. If you have an idea of what you desire from Subaru's schedule, you can...
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My Subaru Forester XT (2014) with the FA20 turbo engine makes the timing belt screeching noise when it starts up
The engine in your particular model was equipped with a timing chain, not a belt. The screeching noise that you are describing could be due to a faulty bearing in a pulley that is in the "circuit" of components driven...
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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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Check engine light on, codes for air intake temp sensor, catalytic converter, and knock sensor. Car is bucking when going uphill.
If the check engine light is presently on your most efficient option would be to request a check engine light diagnostic. The mechanic will resolve all codes and then re-evaluate your situation, that is determine if the engine still misses...
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There is a "clicking" or "hitting" sound when I release the accelerator or not braking. it sounds like a faulty part that is hitti
It is not clear from your description if the noise is engine or chassis related. If chassis related, the origin of the noise could be in anything from wheel bearings to brake components to drive axles. From your description, the...
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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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'05 subaru forester automatic jolts when shifting to 2nd gear
Many newer automatic transmissions have temperature-sensors in them that, on a stone-cold start, restrict normal shift to only the lower (or non-overdrive gears) until the engine coolant and transmission fluid reach a certain level which in many engines, is around...
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I added blue devil head gasket sealer and now my car is overheating
Many times when a head gasket fails it can cause the engine to overheat. Oftentimes head gasket sealer products do not work and therefore the same symptoms of a faulty head gasket will still exist. If you have a faulty...

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