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Hi. I think the front axel and transmission of my 2009 forester needs to be replaced. Do you have an estimate of how much that wou
Hi there. We can send you a price estimate for this type of service rather easily. All we need you to do is click this link to the CV Axle / shaft assembly replacement service page. Once on that page,...
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AC clutch replace? or something else?
Hi there. It's always best to have a professional mobile mechanic inspect your AC system onsite to determine what might need to be replaced. However, based on what you are describing, it may be caused by a damaged compressor or...
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Line out converter install for amp and subwoofer
Hi there. Since, we're not able to provide technical advice on aftermarket components, or we can't upload diagrams, your best bet is to purchase a service and repair manual for your 2001 Forester which will have a detailed electrical diagram...
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I have An 04 Subaru Outback and my sidelights on my headlights and my running tailight won't turn off with the ignition off. This
Hi there. This issue could be caused by multiple electrical gremlins, ranging from an exposed wire that is creating a short to damage from the ignition relay. The only way to really know for sure or to recommend a repair...
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When I shut off my vehicle after driving it for an hour or more it won't immediately start back up. At first, it will just click a
The intermittent no start condition you are describing will not damage the car. Obviously, though, an intermittent no start condition such as this can cause great inconvenience. If the symptom is no starter motor operation at all, it relatively easy...
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STOP fuse blows when I shift out of park.
It sounds like you have a failure in your neutral safety switch. This switch normally prevents the operation of the shifter unless the key is in the on position and the brake pedal is depressed. I would recommend having your...
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p0026
Your first three codes 0026,0028, and 0082 refer to the variable camshaft control system. Since the problem is common to both cylinder banks, You probably an electrical problem, maybe a damaged or disconnected wiring harness to the control solenoids. The...
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2001 Subaru Forester clutch sticking half way up. I can use my foot to pull it up rest of the way
The first thing to try is to bleed the clutch slave cylinder. The clutch has a separate fluid reservoir / master cylinder located to the left (passenger side) of the power brake booster and brake master cylinder. Use something like...
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When I start my Subaru I get a squeaking noise and the steering doesn't turn as easy as it should. The squealing usually stops in
The power steering pump is belt-driven off the crankshaft. Check the belt condition. If the belt is loose or on poor condition (dry/cracked/stretched), replacing it may correct the issue. Also, if the belt is loose, the belt tensioner can be...
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Hard shutter or vibrate at turning low speeds
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the issues started after the work that was most recently done, you want to verify that those repairs were done right and are holding. If the vibration and shaking were present before hand,...
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New clutch change now I'm stuck in nuetral even when car is off
If the clutch is not "releasing", the issue could be either hydraulic or mechanical. Hydraulic cause are internal (or external) leaks, perhaps at the master cylinder but possibly the slave if it is a rebuilt, and/or air in the system....
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WHY WON'T MY 2000 SUBURU FORESTER L START, AND WHY IS THE GEAR SHIFTER LOCKED IN PARK?
As you have discovered, your car has an interlock to keep the shifter in park until the ignition is on and the brake pedal is depressed. In most cars that car is activated by the same switch that operates the...
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Should you get an alignment after an engine replacement?
Hi There, If the motor is removed and replaced properly, this should not impact the alignment. That is not to say that is unheard of as sometimes during the course of moving things around steering components may be accidentally moved,...
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My forester recently threw a p0028 code. Replaced the intake solenoid and oil pressure switch but the idle is still rough.
If you used thicker oil than vehicle specified then this can cause problems with the intake variable valve lift system. If you used the wrong oi then change oil and filter again with the proper viscosity oil. If the correct...
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Mass Air flow sensor
Hi There, Sometimes simply cleaning the MAF sensor does not solve the problem as the MAF sensor may have had damaged sensor elements or potentially faulty connections that may have caused the problem rather than being dirty. I would recommend...
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Installed Stage 2 clutch and clutch won't disengage. Is the clutch misaligned or is it something else?2008 Subaru Impreza
Hello. It sounds like the clutch disc is backwards. If it is then it will act this way. You will either need to remove the transmission again or have a certified shop do it.
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Can clearing a code affect the idle air control valve
If the codes were cleared and idle learn was reset then it may take a day or two to relearn the idle again and will have erratic idle until then. If after a couple days still runs rough or stalls...
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My engine seems to rev while in park but stutters when I shift the gear shaft to park, it is a 2000 suburbu outback and, what coul
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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If I can get diagnostic codes for a turbo, is that enough to go off of to start working on and repairing a turbo?
White smoke coming from the exhaust tends to be caused by coolant mixed in the engine oil. In most cases, this is due to damaged cylinder head gaskets or other damaged done by an overheating problem. It's very hard to...
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Why my car makes metal knocking sound every time I accelerate, and it gone when I release acceleration pedal? It happens at 25+mph
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...

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