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Replacing struts on a lowered car.
Hi there. The best thing to do is remove one of the struts on the rear of the vehicle and take it to the local parts store and see if you can match up a replacement strut. If you need...
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New EGR Transducer Leads To Other Issues?
Hi there. Look to see where the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) is plumed into the engine. If the EGR is plumed into the cylinder number 3 and the EGR has a leak, then the cylinder number 3 will be weak...
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I have a 2003 Subaru Legacy Outback and just recently it started dying whenever I shift into reverse.
Hi There, While this could certainly be caused by a fuel delivery problem such as a clogged fuel filter, it would seem odd that the same reaction would not happen in drive and only in reverse. The the fuel supply...
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When my car is 'down-shifting' (I know it's a CVT but I don't know what else to call it) it makes a winding noise in 2nd gear only
Hi there. In most cases when you hear a whining noise as the vehicle decelerates, it's caused by a wheel bearing that is starting to fail. However, with only 50,000 miles, that is highly improbable; but is possible if you...
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I hit a light post while backing in R shift and my car suddenly accelerated forward and hit another car. How is that possible?
Hi there. Since you are planning to use this type of information to defend your position, I HIGHLY recommend contacting a local mechanical expert to provide you with this information. Without inspecting your vehicle, any explanation on our part would...
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Clutch appears to be burnt out.
Hi there. When it comes to replacing the clutch in your vehicle, it is best to replace all of the parts that will connect to the clutch. I recommend replacing the flywheel, the friction disks, the pressure plate (which the...
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Clunking on sharp turns at slow speed when engine is warm.
A common cause of clunking in the circumstances you describe is a faulty outer CV joint. Such can often be detected on visual exam and with simple tests. Failure of the outer CV joints will cause audible clicking or clunking...
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just swapped trans. I'm driving and 120 miles later my cars making unpleasant clanking noises underneath.
Hi there. Having major transmission service or swapping one for another often comes with multiple issues. In some cases, when the service is completed, brackets are not correctly reinstalled or can come loose if the transmission has fitting or compatibility...
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There is a noise coming from the transmission.
Hi there. The noise could be coming from a clutch pack slipping with no frictions left causing a whining noise. The other thing that could cause the noise is the gears are worn and moving around too much. I recommend...
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Timing belt stripped teeth,I changed the belt, pullyes and water pump now it doesn't fire
Since the timing belt stripped off the teeth of the belt then the camshaft and crankshaft got out of time and this is an interference engine. This means that you most likely bent the valves when the timing belt teeth...
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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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The coolant on a 2003 Forester keeps leaking and burning on the left side by the alternator. Only burn when full
Hi there. Based on the location of the alternator on the Subaru Forester, it's quite possible that the leak is coming from one of the multiple coolant lines and bypass lines that are located directly next to or over the...
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Lost coolant through the exhaust
If you are losing coolant out of the exhaust after you overheated the motor then you may have damaged the heads by warping them and coolant now leaks past the head gaskets. Your engine will not crank now due to...
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Changed my headgasket and radiator on my 98 subaru legacy outback and my car starts overheating on long trips until heat is on 4
The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level, a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator, a faulty radiator pressure cap, collapsed hoses, non functioning cooling fans, and a faulty water pump or drive belt. Certain engine faults, such as...
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Over filled oil gears shift late on turns. Will draining excess resolve issue?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several things that can happen when you overfill the oil in your engine. The damages can range from high oil pressures (and stress on the system), to complete engine failure. With that...
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Would a cam shaft positioning sensor cause my check engine and AT Oil Temp to flash?
The camshaft sensor will cause the check engine light to be illuminated if it is bad. It will not cause the transmission oil temperature light to come on. This can come on if the transmission is overheating, running hotter than...
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is it possible to put crankshaft sensor where canshaft sensir goes, and visa versa?
For the question as to whether or not you can put the camshaft and crankshaft sensors into the wrong orifice, I don't see this being possible. The physical dimensions would be close, but the protrusion of the sensor pickup should...
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my car wont start
Be sure you added an adequate amount of gasoline to the fuel tank. If the starter motor itself is not functioning (i.e., no engine cranking), then the starter circuit has to be diagnosed. If the starter motor is functioning, but...
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Thumbing sound on right rear tire...
Hi there. Sometimes a thumping noise that will increase as the vehicle goes faster is caused by one of three things. First, it could be a wheel weight on the inner part of the wheel is hitting against the brake...
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Rough idle and sputtering off and on
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Considering the age and mileage of the vehicle, there could be a number of issues going on. At this point in its life, there are going to be critical components that will need...

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