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I added blue devil head gasket sealer and now my car is overheating
Many times when a head gasket fails it can cause the engine to overheat. Oftentimes head gasket sealer products do not work and therefore the same symptoms of a faulty head gasket will still exist. If you have a faulty...
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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.
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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...
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I have a p0302 already replaced spark plugs and wires and coil pack and fuel injector runs rough at idle but smooths out at 1500
Hi Tyler. Thanks for contacting us today. I think you might find this article very helpful, as it will explain the source of this error code, possible sources and repair solutions.
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Ticking sound
Hi There, This kind of ticking sound is usually related to valve train noise that is caused by the lack of oil circulation or out of adjustment valve train components. This is somewhat common to a certain extent when the...
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Ran out of oil and car is making a tapping noise ?
Hi There, The lack of oil certainly can contribute to the tapping noise you hear which is likely metal on metal in the valve train area creating this sound. I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come to your...
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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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Head gaskets leaking
These engines, if turbocharged, can have various problems; the system over-boosted and blew the head gaskets, or the engine overheated and warped the heads, causing the gaskets to leak. Either way, this may have damaged the heads, so the repair...
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Head Gasket leak
This is more of a judgment question as to how much you enjoy your car. A head gasket repair job can be costly and may generally run anywhere from $1,000-1,600 depending on the shop doing the repairs and what parts...
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Engine knocks
Engines can make a lot of different noises when there is something wrong. If it is extremely loud and consistent, your engine will need replaced. If it is ‘knocking” when the engine is cold and is quiet when it’s warm,...
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Car loses power once it warms up
If no error codes are present, this is generally an indication that the base air fuel ratio may be set up incorrectly by the ECM. This can occur if the mass air flow sensor and idle valve are reading/operating incorrectly,...
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Can't pass smog check.
Hello. I am glad that you got the codes from the smog shop as that helps with the diagnosis. I have changed a lot of knock sensors on this model of Subaru when this code comes up. I have also...
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'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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the lower control arm bushings split cracked and loose
The components on the lower arm are vended separately so you can refurbish an existing arm or you can buy a pre-assembled complete control arm (arm, bushings, and ball joint all installed). The pre-assembled left and right control arms, as...
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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...
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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...
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When I make a turn both ways I hear a knocking sound, I have already changed, cv shaft, lower control arms and ball joints.
It is possible that you can have some free play in one of your inner or outer tie rod ends. I would recommend having your inner and outer tie rod ends inspected by a qualified professional to determine if they...
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Can you drive with a broken Variable Valve Timing Solenoid? ( Ended up splitting in half )
In some cases, the motor may run (not very well) with a broken or damaged variable valve timing solenoid, however it will likely not run for long due to the critical role the VVT solenoid plays in the timing of...
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My car is misfiring and shaking
The cause of the oil in the spark plug hole is going to be a leaking valve cover gasket and tube seals for the spark plugs are leaking oil into the spark plug holes. You will need to replace valve...
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Car dies while idling in neutral and wont turn over without jumpbox even though battery reads 12.4 volts when parked
Even though the battery shows 12 volts does not mean it can have enough power to turn the motor on and will need to be load tested to see if it can. Once the battery is replaced and the cables...

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