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Car overheating and smoking
Hi there. Engine overheating can cause catastrophic engine damage so I suggest you address this issue as soon as possible. I would start by pressure testing the cooling system. This test uses dedicated equipment to pressurize the system and pinpoint...
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Car will not start in cold weather.
It could be a number of things causing the problem. I would have a technician change the fuel filter and check fuel pressure and test to see if it's getting spark at the spark plugs. I have seen these cars...
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Car hard to steer and feels like it is dragging something.
Hello, from your description is seems like the vehicle is possibly dragging something. Your best option is to get the aid of a mechanic to take a look and diagnose what's going on.
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Check Engine Light is On.
The transmission light flashing 16 times may be a problem with the DC solenoid for lock up and the transmission defaults to AWD causing the jerking on turns. I recommend you get a qualified mechanic check and scan the vehicle's...
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Car lacks power during acceleration onto freeways
Hi there, thanks for writing in. If the car was misfiring, there would be a check engine light that is flashing, or at least illuminated while driving. Since there are no lights illuminated on the dash, it is most likely...
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check engine light on, 1990 Subaru Legacy
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1990 Subaru Legacy. You need to have the fuel pressure tested to see if the fuel pressure is within specifications and will hold pressure after testing with engine off. The fuel pressure...
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Replacing the thermostat on a suburu legacy outback;-is it a same day fix?
This problem is not from a thermostat but the radiator not cooling the coolant at lower speeds. This can be from the radiator being clogged, or the cooling fans not working correctly and coming on at the correct time or...
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car shifts at 65000rpm
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1991 Subaru Legacy. The EGR system regulates vacuum. Most transmissions operate on vacuum activity. If the amount of vacuum getting to the transmission is not correct, this could cause shifting problems much...
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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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Just changed timing belt, starts wont stay on in idle, give it gas and it shuts off, HELP PLEASE..!!
When you damaged the belt and turned on the motor you most likely bent the valves. This is an interference motor, meaning that the pistons and the valves can occupy the same space, just not at the same time. If...
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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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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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