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Just replaced battery and brakes, why won't my starter engage?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid or starter relay. If you hear a clicking sound when turning the key, it is likely that your starter solenoid may be faulty. The starter solenoid is located...
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Why does my brake light fuse keep blowing?
The brake light switch is powered by the fuse and then powers the rear brake lights and third brake light also. The power also goes into the body control module to signal to unlock the shifter interlock. I would first...
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Headlights/turn signals constantly going out
Hello. There are many things that can cause the bulbs to fail frequently on your vehicle. Most of the time it is vibration related. If the vehicle has low profile tires on it then that can cause it or of...
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My Subaru won't start. Have electrical issues.
Hello. There are a lot of things that can cause this to occur. I usually start by installing my scan tool to see if there is power to the computer. If there is no power to the computer then I...
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Car won't start after fuel pump and fuel filter has been replaced
Hey there: Sometimes when even the best mechanics complete service a small wire or component may have been removed accidentally which can cause a vehicle to not start. If your engine is not cranking over, it's likely that the ignition...
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Should I replace my engine or buy a used car?
Considering that the price to replace your engine and the cost to purchase a new vehicle are in the same price range, I would choose the option that takes less time. This will remove this headache from your life sooner....
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Just looking at 2012 Jetta 2.5 SE wondering about the reliability never owned a vw and maintenance it has 60k for 8k 1 owner what
Hi there. When it comes to buying a vehicle, all vehicles come with a maintenance log. The maintenance needs to be kept up with the vehicle to ensure a safe ride. The Volkswagen Jetta models are dependable and are reliable....
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Cruise control not working 2001 Subaru Forrester
Hi - first thing to check is the fuse(s) for the cruise control. Next is to check brake light switch and bulbs for proper operation. If the brake light switch is stuck in the "On" position, the cruise control will...
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Motor blown it had 2.5 motor What year motor will fit? 2000 Subaru Forrester
Hi there - the single overhead cam, non-turbo 2.5l engine in your Forrester was produced from 1999 until present day, and should swap with minimal differences. Be sure to include the engine electronics from the "newer" engine for increased compatibility....
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Car has battery power but won't start
The battery condition can only be determined using a professional "load tester". Battery stores will perform this test for free. A volt meter is not the appropriate tool. If you used a load tester and the battery passed, then the...
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Circulation
Hi there: If you're having issues with the coolant not circulating correctly and overheating, then it's most likely caused by either an obstruction in the coolant system or a water pump that is damaged. You might want to have a...
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Possible carbon monoxide leak in the car?
You will need to have the exhaust system checked at an exhaust shop to see if the exhaust system is also rusted out leaking fumes into the car. If you have floor holes then see a body repair shop to...
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Car is making a speed related sound over 20mph almost like something is dragging or rubbing. 2008 Subaru Outback
Hi there - quite likely, this is a wheel bearing noise. Your own diagnostics actually narrow it to this "speed-related, but not while shifting (accelerating)" - well done! The bearing might not make noise while suspended - because it isn't...
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timing belt lifespan
The timing belt is recommended to be replaced at 105,000 miles. It should be inspected every three years if mileage is low. It may still get dry rot for excessive years.
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Fuel pump won't prime.
Hi there. When you turn the key to begin the starting process, more than 20 individual fuel and ignition system components that must all work together in order to start the vehicle. Due to this fact, the best way start...
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Is it worth replacing the head gasget and other parts ? The car is in good condition and rides fine. Due to estimate I will D.I.Y
If the engine is in good condition (check and evaluate sufficiency of compression, and variance from cylinder to cylinder, BEFORE disassembling; record the values) and the vehicle itself is in reasonably good condition you absolutely should do the repair. Buy...
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My car has a high pitch chirping sound when accelerating. 2010 Subaru Impreza
Hi - your Impreza has a turbocharged engine for enhanced performance. This produces pressurized air for the engine, increasing power. To avoid over-pressurizing the engine, there are boost pressure controls, and a "waste gate" port to vent over-pressure - all...
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High idle
Hello. A high idle can be caused a few different things. If a squirrel chewed up your air filter it may be possible that it chewed on an intake hose, or another part of the intake tubing, which is now...
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Car was ran out of gas... now it will start but not stay running...the temp. outside is 20 degrees..
Hello. Thank you for writing in. There are several issues with running the vehicle out of gas that can cause the vehicle to stall. The fuel pump may have failed after trying too hard to pump fuel that wasn't there....
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Car lacks power
First check your EGR system for leaks. If EGR is on or stuck, at idle, that can cause rough operation. To further diagnose your issue, obtain compression test results (in case the issue is due, even in part, to burned...

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