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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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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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My 2008 Subaru Forester will not move forward in any gear
Hello. If you have an automatic transmission and the vehicle will not move forward at all then most of the time this is the result of a serious internal transmission failure. It can also be caused by an issue with...
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Were is the passenger side vvl on 2006 Forester
Hello, thank you for writing in. Standing on the passenger (right) side of the vehicle, you will want to look under the air duct between the intake and the air filter. Below it you will see two connections. One is...
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Tickin noise when sitting on the breaks?
Hi there. In most cases when you hear a ticking noise during idle it is caused by one of three issues; low oil pressure or not enough oil in the engine, low power steering fluid or a serpentine or drive...
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Car Overheating; Unknown cause
The coolant could be low, the thermostat could be plugged up or sticking, the radiator could be plugged up restricting the coolant flow, the water pump could have failed, or the head gasket could have burned causing the engine to...
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I now have a donut on and my AWD light flickers and my steering wheel jerks.Its normally during acc but can happen randomly.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The spare tire on your vehicle does not have the monitoring systems the rest of the tires have. The spare will not input wheel speed sensor and other data to the computer. This is...
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How much for a head gasket replacement job?
Hi There, It sounds like you may be correct in that this is a classic sign of a blown head gasket. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. Coolant in the engine oil, an engine misfire...

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