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Car overheating on hot days
I have seen this a number of times on this vehicle. There have been quite a few concerns with blown head gaskets on Subaru engines, especially this one. Adding stop leak is not going to fix it and in some...
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Car stopped starting one day. Cranks and keeps cranking. just won't fully start. Hooked up a code reader and nothing came back.
Hi there. I used the acronym FAST for my no start concerns; this is for the basics. I check for Fuel, Air, Spark, and Timing. Make sure the air filter is not clogged and that the there are no codes...
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I do not know how many motor mounts there are?
This engine is mounted on two liquid filled motor mounts. The engine mounts are located near the front sides of the motor and has one on each side. The mounts are different for the left and right. The transmission mount...
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My car is throwing a P2138 code.
Hi there. Here are some potential causes for this code: •The wiring connector or "pig tail" on the throttle body could have a poor connection. The female terminals on the pigtail corrode or pull out of the connector. •Possible shorting...
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Brake light battery light
This may suggest a failing voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much...
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All lights are on; on the dashboard and the battery continues to die.
Hello. The first thing to consider is that amount of work that has already gone into the vehicle. With the lowering of the battery's power so quickly after starting, I have a strong prediction that the alternator/charging system is not...
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Flushing radiator. Cold water at bottom, warm in the middle, hot at top?
Hi Cherrill. Thanks for contacting us today. If the water temperature was not consistent, then it's likely that the coolant is not correctly flowing through the system. This could be the thermostat is not opening, allowing coolant to leave the...
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replaced automatic transmission on 04 outback H6. All done, but no action from starter what so ever. Battery is fully charged.
Check for battery voltage to the push on terminal on the starter solenoid with the key held in the start position. If the heavy gauge starter positive cable has no voltage drop, and there is battery voltage to the solenoid...
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How can I best research the cause of smelling burnt oil from under the hood after drives over 20 miles?
If oil from the engine compartment is vaporizing, due to high heat, or "burning", the source of the leak is typically near or onto the hot exhaust manifold(s). There is also a possibility of hydraulic fluid, such as power steering...
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Should I replace my head gasket or just buy a new car?
Unfortunately, this is a decision you would need to make on your own. As you know, a blown head gasket can be very expensive to fix no matter the vehicle. This is not specific to a Subaru necessarily. As you...
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Small amount of washer fluid in radiator, will this affect the engine
Hi Gregory. Thanks for contacting us today. If you accidentally added windshield washer fluid into your coolant reservoir, it should be drained before you start the engine if possible. Windshield wiper fluid contains a small amount of soap, which will...
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Car doesn't accelerate when starting the engine. Takes a few minutes to heat up until it runs normally. Happens in all temperature
It's not clear whether you are referring to no motion accompanying actual increases in engine speed versus a situation where there is no increase in engine speed, despite commands, which of course would be accompanied by no motion. The point...

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