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Including parts and labor, what is the cost of replacing the serpentine drive belt on a 2009 Subaru forester with 83,000 miles.
The service life for a modern serpentine belt is typically around 100,000 miles so long as the belt has been properly tensioned and has not been exposed to contaminants such as oil, grease and anti-freeze. Belt life also depends on...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
Clunking noise on left front and limping motion when accelerate
Hi Sandra. Thanks for contacting us today. If the noise is coming from one side, then it is likely caused by a damaged CV joint, wheel bearing or suspension or steering component as opposed to the inner transmission as you...
The car wouldnt start, the battery was COMPLETELY dead and it was missing a couple main fuses.
YourMechanic is a completely mobile service and so there is never a need to tow a vehicle anywhere. The certified mechanic comes right to you, and when it is convenient for you. If you are still experiencing a no start...
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...
Should I drive
The VDC light as you may know is related to the traction control system. Your vehicle is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information simultaneously to the ABS...
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...
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...
AT oil temp light is flashing (Subaru Forster 2011) after a driving the car for while?
Hi Abdulelah. Thanks for contacting us today. If the oil light has illuminated after the repair, then there are two possible sources. Either the oil temp sensor is not attached correctly or is sending false data, or there is an...
Wheels lock after 20 minutes of idling like the parking brake is engaged.
If the car won't roll in neutral either the brakes (including possibly the parking brake even the parking brake "appears" to be released) are seized or there is a fault with the clutch and/or transmission that actually leaves the car...
Vibration from rear only while turning right.
It sounds like you may have an issue with the traction control system that may be inadvertently causing the system to try to control the car, which may be causing it to create a loose or vibrating feeling as you...
(Subaru Forster 2011) AT OIL TEMP is flashing after driving the car for a certain time. smell can be smiled from the gearbox maybe
Was the filter changed as well? If the filter is blocked, hydraulic pressure may not be sufficient to keep the clutches from slipping. That slippage, if it is occurring, causes lots of excess heat. Other possibilities are faulty solenoids and...
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...
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...
'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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