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Car won't start after fuel pump installation 2004 Subaru WRX/STi Hybrid

If the hard starting issue began immediately after the pump install, a possibility is the fuel delivery (pressure and volume) characteristics of the new pump are far enough off stock (or your just prior pump), that the engine either floods,...

Check engine light

Hello. P0171 is the trouble code for a lean condition at bank 1. This can be caused by a wide variety of issues, primarily issues with the engine management or fuel systems, and therefore can sometimes be difficult to diagnose....

There is a "clicking" or "hitting" sound when I release the accelerator or not braking. it sounds like a faulty part that is hitti

It is not clear from your description if the noise is engine or chassis related. If chassis related, the origin of the noise could be in anything from wheel bearings to brake components to drive axles. From your description, the...

Whining noise that only happens when accelerating on a Subaru WRX 2013. It's not the transmission.

There are a number of things that may cause a whining sound. Bearings that are on the verge of going out will normally produce a whining sound. An alternator (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/alternator-replacement) or water pump (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/water-pump-replacement) that is beginning to wear out...

Chirp and squeal goes away when braking(new brakes new rotors)

You will need to have the brake pads and rotors checked to see if the sensors are not rubbing on the rotor. Also the backing dust plate may be hitting the rotor. If your ABS is engaging when it should...

grinding noise (not squealing) when brake

If the issue did not exist prior to the work being done, then the cause of the unusual noise is due to the pads and/or the interaction between the pads and the particular finish that was left on the rotor....

Car says "run mode change system check"

Hi there. This problem seems to be unique to Subaru's and tends to be caused due to a failure within the ECM. The only way to pinpoint the source of this code and determine a course of action is to...

Rod Knock, Timing belt or What? 2013 Subaru WRX

Hello - engine noises can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, especially without actually hearing it. Rod bearing noise can sometimes best be confirmed by snapping the throttle open ( aka "blip" the engine), if you get the rapping noise then,...

Metal Shavings In Engine From Turbo

When it comes to metal shavings in the engine, you have to understand that those shavings will go everywhere. They will get between moving parts and cause further damage. They can get into the rings on the pistons and score...

Do I have to "burp" my radiator?

No you do not. You should make sure the overfill expansion tank is filled to the full line when engine is cold. Use 50/50 coolant mix.

dashboard warning lights

Hi Robbin. Thanks for contacting us today. Sometimes, when you connect the battery terminals to another car, it can cause electrical issues to occur. In most cases, this is just a glitch, where the error codes can be removed by...

new alternator has a burning smell

Hi Geoff. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, when an alternator is replaced, there will be some residual oils from the new alternator that will burn initially and can produce the type of smell you're describing. It's also...

Coolant loss and vibration of front end with funny noise in my AWD Subaru

The problem sounds like the steering rack and pinion is noisey and grinding internally and may need replaced. This can cause erratic steering control.

2006 Subaru Legacy GT moonroof tilt won't close

It is likely that there is something that is jammed in the gears or the tracks of the sunroof. If the switch and motor are working properly, a mechanical malfunction is likely the only thing that could cause any issues....

2010 Subaru Forester power steering does not work, battery light is on, smell of rubber from engine compartment

It does indeed sound like your drive belt is broken. Your vehicle has two belts: one for the A/C and another for the power steering and alternator. Obviously, if the latter breaks, you no longer have power steering and your...

Check Engine Light Won't Come Off.

Hello, and thank you for writing in. There may be several other issues going on with the vehicle. The first to check is the TGV (tumble generator valve) sensor. It may need to be replaced, or the valve may need...

ABS light on and Error 55 code , and clunking when turning wheel 2006 Subaru Legacy

Hello the "Error 55" usually indicates a failed wheel speed sensor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-wheel-speed-sensor) (or dirt or corrosion preventing one of them from reading correctly). This failure is probably what is turning on your ABS warning, and prevents cruise control from working...

car starts up fine it will drive rough running and few hundred feet and then completely down

Hello. Typically, a vehicle will start and then quit because of an issue with the fuel or electrical system. It is important to monitor fuel levels as well as warning lights which can signal to the driver that a vehicle...

Got a code of p0851 on 04 Forester xt. Shifter was stuck in park but I was able to jiggle it free. Today the oil light was flicking and stalling. Are these Related?

Hi there. The neutral safety switch (transmission position switch (sensor)) on the transmission and the engine oil light on the dash have nothing in common. If the neutral safety switch has failed, then the transmission may start in gear or...

Steering wheel has a lot of "play" or movement.

Hi there. The first thing you would need to do is perform a dry park steering test. Have someone get in the car and set the parking brake. Then have them start the engine and turn the steering wheel left...

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