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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re Shorter Than Average
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Sluggish acceleration while in 2nd gear.
This could be traditional "turbo lag" - I would check the turbocharger boost control components for air leaks, or poor electrical connections. I would also check the throttle position sensor, which may not always be recognizing your foot pressing the...
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Computer reads an issue with the oxygen sensor on a Subaru Forester 1999 2.0 Turbo. What is the problem?
Your 1999 Subaru Forester has pre and post catalytic converter oxygen sensors. The pre-converter sensor optimizes fuel trim while the post converter sensor monitors the efficiency of the catalytic converter. A failing pre-converter sensor will degrade vehicle MPG performance. Although...
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My buddy has a Subaru Forester that I have replaced the fuel injector o-rings on 3 times now and it continues to blow the rings
Are you using any type of lubricant while installing the injectors into the rail? If you are installing them dry, they may be binding and not seating correctly. A silicone spray lubricant would work best in this situation. Only use...
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Jerking when accelerating (after slowing down).
Hi there. From my experience with this vehicle the issue is almost always a failure in the throttle body. It is very common for the throttle body to have an intermittent failure and for it to run like this. Most...
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How do I tell if the master or slave cylinder is causing the clutch to malfunction?
Hello there, many common faults will prevent your clutch from returning smoothly on your 2001 Subaru Forester. The most common are a faulty clutch cable, a leak in the clutch system, a faulty slave cylinder, master cylinder, throw out bearing,...
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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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Water pump is leaking, do I need to replace the timing belt, too? The car also has a misfire on cylinder 3.
Hi there. If the engine has too many miles on a timing belt, then a timing belt is suggested for replacement. The misfire for cylinder 3 could be caused by a spark plug failure, fuel injector failure, or a problem...
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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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Low power and rough running. Check engine light flashing but no codes at download.
This may be caused by a few different things such as dirty fuel injectors, low fuel pressure or a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. As you may know, dirty fuel injectors may cause intermittent fuel supply to...
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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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When the car is cold and first starting, the serpentine belt seizes up temporarily.
Hello. A belt that seizes up during cold starts can be caused by a few things. If one of the pulleys is seizing up, it can cause the belt to squeal as it passes over the stationary pulley. I would...
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Just bought a used Forester that started rattling when I'm not accelerating and the wheel is straight. Any ideas on what it could be?
Hey there. The most common source of rattles on Subaru's are the exhaust heat shields. They can rattle under all sorts of random circumstances. Whenever you turn, accelerate, let off the gas or brake, the motor experiences torque that is...
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Maintenance on a 200k mile Forester
Hey there. The first step to take is to consider all of the repairs that have been made recently. If you have already performed anything I am about to discuss, then you can ignore that for the time being. You...
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I drove threw a flooded street and after that the car was sputtering and the AT OIl Temp light is flashing.now it's hard shifting
Having driven through deep water may have gotten the transmission temperature sensor wet and caused it to short out. The light flashing indicated a fault code may be stored in the engine or powertrain control module. The sputtering can be...
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Unreadable Speedometer and Gas Gauges
Hello - an immediate solution is to turn on your running lights during the daytime. This will turn on the instrument cluster lights, adding some illumination to the gauges and their readings. Make sure the "interior light" adjustment knob is...
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My compass in the mirror is not working again.
Hello, thanks for writing in. If the compass in the rear view mirror has ceased to function then the mirror will likely have to be replaced. You may be able to take apart the rear view mirror and attempt to...
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My engine's oil is burning fast
The amount of oil used by an engine during the combustion process is expected to be about 1 quart of oil for every 1000 miles or less. Some manufacturers even say that 1 quart of oil for every 750 miles...
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Coolant leaking from somewhere. No clue where from.
Hello. Locating a coolant leak can be a challenge. The coolant system operates under a low pressure. When you need to locate a leak, you must create that pressure. There is a tool called a coolant pressure tester that can...
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I have a 2003 Subaru Forester and upon starting this morning it ran fine for a minute or two. Then the Check Engine Light came on.
Too much air flowing into the intake causes the engine to lean out too much air in relation to the fuel and misfire. At an idle, the PCV valve restricts air flow, to reduce this problem. At high manifold vacuum...
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What causes black dust on the front wheels?
Hi there: First off, the black dust on your front wheels is brake dust, which is created as the brake pads are applied to the rotor and stop your Subaru. This creates heat and friction which causes them to actually...

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