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2010 Subaru Forester power steering does not work, battery light is on, smell of rubber from engine compartment
It does indeed sound like your drive belt is broken. Your vehicle has two belts: one for the A/C and another for the power steering and alternator. Obviously, if the latter breaks, you no longer have power steering and your...
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Temperature gauge goes up slightly then back to normal
If you are not running the a/c system at the time you see the temperature gauge go above the middle of gauge and back down every few minutes then this is normal cycling of the cooling fan. If you turn...
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Engine Light Blinking on and off, then dissapear
Hi there. A check engine light or other warning light is triggered, it is due to an error code being stored in the ECU of your Subaru. The error code can be caused by a sensor recognizing a mechanical or...
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I hit a light post while backing in R shift and my car suddenly accelerated forward and hit another car. How is that possible?
Hi there. Since you are planning to use this type of information to defend your position, I HIGHLY recommend contacting a local mechanical expert to provide you with this information. Without inspecting your vehicle, any explanation on our part would...
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Clutch appears to be burnt out.
Hi there. When it comes to replacing the clutch in your vehicle, it is best to replace all of the parts that will connect to the clutch. I recommend replacing the flywheel, the friction disks, the pressure plate (which the...
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Why won't the clips stay on my brake pads on my 2010 Subaru Forester
Hello. I would need to know if the problem is with the retainer clips on the pad mounts or the clips that go on the pads. Either way if the clips are being installed correctly and they will not hold...
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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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The coolant on a 2003 Forester keeps leaking and burning on the left side by the alternator. Only burn when full
Hi there. Based on the location of the alternator on the Subaru Forester, it's quite possible that the leak is coming from one of the multiple coolant lines and bypass lines that are located directly next to or over 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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Over filled oil gears shift late on turns. Will draining excess resolve issue?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several things that can happen when you overfill the oil in your engine. The damages can range from high oil pressures (and stress on the system), to complete engine failure. With that...
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Would a cam shaft positioning sensor cause my check engine and AT Oil Temp to flash?
The camshaft sensor will cause the check engine light to be illuminated if it is bad. It will not cause the transmission oil temperature light to come on. This can come on if the transmission is overheating, running hotter than...
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is it possible to put crankshaft sensor where canshaft sensir goes, and visa versa?
For the question as to whether or not you can put the camshaft and crankshaft sensors into the wrong orifice, I don't see this being possible. The physical dimensions would be close, but the protrusion of the sensor pickup should...
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oil leak
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. The repairing of your oil leak should be able to be spaced out over your next oil changes, depending on the severity of the leaks. The technician working on your vehicle should...
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My 2008 Subaru Forester will not move forward in any gear
Hello. If you have an automatic transmission and the vehicle will not move forward at all then most of the time this is the result of a serious internal transmission failure. It can also be caused by an issue with...
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Were is the passenger side vvl on 2006 Forester
Hello, thank you for writing in. Standing on the passenger (right) side of the vehicle, you will want to look under the air duct between the intake and the air filter. Below it you will see two connections. One is...
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2009 Subaru Forester Runs Rough
There are numerous potential causes for your concern. Your vehicle has electronic throttle control, as you mentioned. In this system, a stepper motor integrated into the throttle body is used to control throttle position. The main inputs for throttle control...
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I have a 09 subru foster. Needs rotors. I like to know on average how much this might cost me.
Hello there. In order to provide you with an accurate quote we need to collect some additional information about your location and vehicle. Please request a price quote for brake rotors / disc replacement and one of our sales team...
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My wife and I just bought a presented 2014 Subaru Forrester. At first the car had to be taken to the shop due to ache k engine lig
Hello, thank you for writing in. There needs to be more testing done in order to isolate the noise and what triggers it. If the noise only occurs when the engine is running, and you can hear it at idle,...
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Car Overheating; Unknown cause
The coolant could be low, the thermostat could be plugged up or sticking, the radiator could be plugged up restricting the coolant flow, the water pump could have failed, or the head gasket could have burned causing the engine to...
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How much for a head gasket replacement job?
Hi There, It sounds like you may be correct in that this is a classic sign of a blown head gasket. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. Coolant in the engine oil, an engine misfire...

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