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Why does my brake light fuse keep blowing?
The brake light switch is powered by the fuse and then powers the rear brake lights and third brake light also. The power also goes into the body control module to signal to unlock the shifter interlock. I would first...
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hi tim, car leaking antifreeze when it get warm up and the mechanics cant tell from wear. it makes a stream.
Hi Kelley. In most cases when coolant leaks while you're driving, it's being forced out either of a coolant line with a tiny hole or a connection, due to pressure building up inside the coolant system. Most professional mechanics would...
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misfire cylinder 1 and 2
Hello. A misfire can be caused by a variety of components. Due to the oil smell we can focus in on a few potential issues. If you are noticing any kind of smoke during acceleration or deceleration, then you may...
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Do i need new engine? 1999 Subaru Forrester
Hello - yes, quite likely you are facing engine failure and will need to replace the engine. If there is an active leak,such that it is difficult to simply add oil and keep it in the engine, running or not,...
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ABS sensor and changing break fluid
Wheel speed sensors are part of the electronics of the anti-lock system. While they're an integral part of the brake system, they are separate from the hydraulic components of the brake system. Short of possibly having to move an ABS...
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Got a code of p0851 on 04 Forester xt. Shifter was stuck in park but I was able to jiggle it free. Today the oil light was flicking and stalling. Are these Related?
Hi there. The neutral safety switch (transmission position switch (sensor)) on the transmission and the engine oil light on the dash have nothing in common. If the neutral safety switch has failed, then the transmission may start in gear or...
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Power/Engine isues
What you are describing sounds like a sign of a clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When this is clogged, this causes these...
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My check engine light and traction control lights are on and the cruise control light is flashing on and off.
Hi There, What you are describing is common for a vehicle with traction control when it has been activated in a situation as you have described. The cruise control is also controlled in some cases by the traction control system...
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Head Gasket leak
This is more of a judgment question as to how much you enjoy your car. A head gasket repair job can be costly and may generally run anywhere from $1,000-1,600 depending on the shop doing the repairs and what parts...
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TIMING BELT CHANGE
Hi there: If the vehicle was serviced by dealerships, then pulling a VIN report from the dealership should tell you what service has been completed. However, it's hard to know for sure if service has been completed on a belt...
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Cruise control not working 2001 Subaru Forrester
Hi - first thing to check is the fuse(s) for the cruise control. Next is to check brake light switch and bulbs for proper operation. If the brake light switch is stuck in the "On" position, the cruise control will...
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Car battery died
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a weak battery that may be beyond recharging. Generally, when a battery does not respond to a jump, it will need to be replaced. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic...
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Motor blown it had 2.5 motor What year motor will fit? 2000 Subaru Forrester
Hi there - the single overhead cam, non-turbo 2.5l engine in your Forrester was produced from 1999 until present day, and should swap with minimal differences. Be sure to include the engine electronics from the "newer" engine for increased compatibility....
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At oil temp light flashing
Hello. Yes, your warning light will illuminate when the automatic transmission fluid is low. The transmission is one of the components that will turn on a "check engine" light. The reason you are low on transmission fluid may be the...
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Symtom is late or advanced gear shifting resulting to sudden stop of the car, cvt problem...? 2010 Subaru Forrester
Hello - yes, this is possibly a programming issue with your CVT transmission. While Subaru CVT transmissions don't fail outright all that often, there seems to be a wide range of operating smoothness, which depends on the transmission controller software....
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timing belt lifespan
The timing belt is recommended to be replaced at 105,000 miles. It should be inspected every three years if mileage is low. It may still get dry rot for excessive years.
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Driver's side headlight keeps burning out. High beams and running lights are fine.
Hello. Thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why your bulb would continue to burn out prematurely. The first thing you want to check is that you are wiping any oils from your hands off of the bulb....
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Do I have to "burp" my radiator?
No you do not. You should make sure the overfill expansion tank is filled to the full line when engine is cold. Use 50/50 coolant mix.
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Fuel pump won't prime.
Hi there. When you turn the key to begin the starting process, more than 20 individual fuel and ignition system components that must all work together in order to start the vehicle. Due to this fact, the best way start...
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When accelerating from stop, rear end hops.
Hi there. Check the suspension and shocks on the rear of the vehicle. If the suspension is loose or the shocks are worn, then the axle will move around or bounce and keep the tires from being in contact with...

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