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A little bit of white smoke comes from the motor when I get off the highway and come to a complete stop. It smells like burning oil.
Hi there. It sounds like you may have an oil leak(s). The smoke and smell you are experiencing is the oil being burned off by the engine and exhaust heat. The source of the leak may be slightly difficult to...
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How can I find out what exactly is happening in my misfire?
Hello there. Misfires are a common problem with your 1997 Subaru Impreza as the vehicles ages. The most common failures are the spark plugs, coil, plug wires, fuel injectors, fuel pump, vacuum leaks, or an oxygen sensor. You have done...
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Car starts then 3 seconds later it dies
Hi there, thanks for writing in. There may be a problem where the ignition relay is losing connection and causes the vehicle to stall or not start. You might need to replace the ignition relay. If you would like help...
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vibrations and steering wheel shimmy/shake between 45-60 MPH.
Hey there, thanks for writing in. You may want to have the CV (constant velocity) joints and axles inspected. When these wear out or become damaged in any way, this can cause a vibrating problem at both high speeds and...
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Car is having issues starting
Hi there: In most cases the hard starting issue is caused by a battery that has low cranking amps. Now that you've replaced the battery, the next item that should be considered is the alternator or another component that comprises...
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Car glitches out when trying to start
Hi there. This does sound like an electrical issue. Most of the time this is caused by a problem with either a loose negative batter ground, but I have also had a lot of problems with the positive battery cable...
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Steering tightens up when turning left while moving and there is a rubbing sound from driver's tire at 10-15 MPH.
The noise you mention seems more likely to be a wheel bearing failing - they get quite noisy with higher road speed, and get even noisier while turning (the outer wheel catches more load). It is possible the tire is...
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My car starts and then dies.
Hi there. Try unplugging the new throttle position sensor (TPS) and see if the engine runs normal and does not stall out. If so, then check the idle air control valve (IAC) and see if its functioning. The IAC could...
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Trouble starting car with brand new battery.
Hi There, This is likely a problem with something on your starter called a starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. As electricity is supplied to...
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My 1990 Subaru Legacy wagon is overheating, coolant is full though. Some slight smoke coming out of the end of the radiator hose.
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the coolant is full this time, and no loss of coolant has taken place, then you are likely experiencing a lack of coolant flow. When the coolant is not circulated through the system,...
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Blowing fusible links
Hello there: In most cases, when a fuse relay continues to break, it's an indication of an exposed wire that is causing a short circuit situation or a poor ground. As issue like this can be difficult to pinpoint, the...
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Check engine light
Hello, thank you for writing in. The check engine light illuminates when the vehicle's computer runs tests and detects and issue. The vehicle is constantly running tests on every system in the vehicle. Therefore it is hard to determine which...
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Passenger window rolls down but not up. 1999 Surbaru Impreza
Hello. It sounds like you have a wiring issue in the door. If this occurred right after the speakers then the wiring may be pinched in the door causing this. The panel will need to be removed and the wiring...
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Door lock problems
Hello. The door lock issue at hand is likely due to a faulty door lock timer module. The door lock timer module is located inside of the dashboard and happens to be a common failure on Subaru vehicles. If requested,...
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Door lock problems
Hi there. There is a resistor for the door locks that keep a voltage on the driver door lock cylinder to activate the secondary door locks electronically. If the resistor is leaking (losing power) it tends to cause the door...
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I have a 2000 subaru impreza outback sport and I want to put a new engine in it to get it running again. It had a 2.0 liter and I
Hello, thank you for writing in. The 2.5 Liter will fit into the vehicle which previously had a smaller displacement. When upgrading in size, you must expect that there are going to be minor issues along the way. As long...
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96 Subaru Impreza Outback is overheating and there's hissing from the top rear of the engine and I want to diagnose for free!
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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looking for the fuel pump fuse location on a 92 subaru legacy
If the pump ran out of ruel and was ran low on fuel all the time then the pump will seize up and not pump. You most likely have a bad fuel pump. There is no fuse between pump and...
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at oil temp light on
If the automatic transmission oil temperature light is always on and even when the engine is just started then you may have a bad wire or temperature sensor. If transmission is actually getting hot then it may be due to...
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1990 Subaru Legacy 2.2L code 35. Replaced purge solenoid valve. Idles fine. while driving any speed randomly shuts off. 1992 Subaru Legacy
Hello - the first thing to check is whether the code 35 has cleared, and whether any codes remain. As you mention, Code 35 is a failure with the evaporative emissions purge valve circuit. Since you have replaced the valve,...

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