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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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Goes from 1500 to 3000 rpms randomly
Hello there, a few different components can cause the vehicle to have a fluctuating idle. The most common would be the MAF sensor, a vacuum leak, exhaust leak, oxygen sensor or the idle air control valve. A qualified technician, such...
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Squeaking sounds coming from under my passenger side.
Yes, it could be a sway bar, shock, or strut issue, but these items will do not typically cause your tires to slowly deflate. Noises such as this can be very difficult to find. There is no way I can...
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Unable to lock hatchback door
You likely have a bad door lock actuator, or a broken wire. To determine the cause of the problem, the hatchback door panel will have to be removed, then electrical testing will have to be performed. A qualified technician from...
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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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Have original spark plugs in my 2009 Taurus with 129000 miles. Car runs good, gas mileage good. Should they be changed?
If you have had the vehicle since it was new and never had the spark plugs replaced then I would recommend getting them replaced. You could have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you and replace them. The...
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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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Headlight issue
You may be correct about the light being in crooked, or it could be a bad ground or other issue. If you don't want to mess with it you've come to the right place. You can contact Your Mechanic to...
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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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What's making my car stall
Depending on the frequency and at what times this happens, this may be related to a faulty or dirty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to...
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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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When my car starts for the first time when it's cold it shakes as I put the car into gear but not in park. What could be the problem.
Hi there. The shaking is most likely the engine mounts are not holding up and are either loose or damaged. A loose or damaged engine mount will make the engine rock while it is running and when loaded the engine...
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Acceleration hesitation under low rpms
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are definitely thinking in the right direction. Keep in mind these sensors are typically monitored by the computer, so if they fail they can illuminate a warning light. You should take a look...
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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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What are the symptoms of a drive shaft going out on a 01 Subaru outback
Hello, thank you for writing in. First we shall address the symptoms of a "failing crankshaft". As there is a small chance the crankshaft itself is the cause of the vibration. The crankshaft is a solid metal shaft which would...

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