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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,...
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Ticking sound
Hi There, This kind of ticking sound is usually related to valve train noise that is caused by the lack of oil circulation or out of adjustment valve train components. This is somewhat common to a certain extent when the...
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should I disconnect the battery?
Hello. Thank you for writing in. There is absolutely no issue with disconnecting the battery while you are gone. It also gives added protection from it be stolen while you are away. If you choose to disconnect the battery, take...
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Head gaskets leaking
These engines, if turbocharged, can have various problems; the system over-boosted and blew the head gaskets, or the engine overheated and warped the heads, causing the gaskets to leak. Either way, this may have damaged the heads, so the repair...
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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...
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Check Engine Light is On.
The transmission light flashing 16 times may be a problem with the DC solenoid for lock up and the transmission defaults to AWD causing the jerking on turns. I recommend you get a qualified mechanic check and scan the vehicle's...
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Check engine light
Hello, thank you for writing in. The check engine light illuminates when the vehicle's computer runs tests and detects and issue. The vehicle is constantly running tests on every system in the vehicle. Therefore it is hard to determine which...
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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....
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Bad battery.
As batteries get older they start to lose their ability to maintain a full charge, this is known as a sulfated battery, it will need replacement.
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After jump start why is check engine light on?
When the battery light comes on, this may indicate you may have a faulty alternator or a weak battery as a result of the alternator not properly charging the battery. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to...
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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...
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My car won't start, not even let me inside the car- unlock it, where do I tow it? What do I do?
Hi Dani. Thanks for contacting us today. If you are a member of AAA, you should call them and they will send over a tow truck. Even if the vehicle can't be opened, they can usually get the vehicle on...
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check engine light for o2 sensor because the straight pipe and an Evap code are on, what does this mean, want to buy but unsure
It's possible that the seller eliminated the catalytic converter and along with it the downstream oxygen sensor, which is illegal by the way, and also guarantees a fail in any jurisdiction where emissions testing is mandatory. Unfortunately, an as bad...
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Can you drive with a broken Variable Valve Timing Solenoid? ( Ended up splitting in half )
In some cases, the motor may run (not very well) with a broken or damaged variable valve timing solenoid, however it will likely not run for long due to the critical role the VVT solenoid plays in the timing of...
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So I have a 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i and my Check Engine light has turned on , gave me code P0456 small leak detection evap system
You did not indicate if the new gas cap resolved the P0456 trouble code. If it didn't, the appropriate diagnostic is a check engine light diagnostic. With regard to gas caps, if a cap is faulty the best practice is...
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Grinding noise when the steering wheel is straight. More prominent at higher speeds and when the steering toward the right
From what you describe it sounds like you have front wheel bearings that are noisey. They do not have to be loose to be noisey. Have the vehicle lifted and ran in drive to see if the noise can be...
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Under WOT my car hesitates and bogs once it reaches high RPMs.
Hi Juan. Thanks for submitting your question tonight. Issues at wide open throttle are typically caused by fuel restriction or fuel to air mixture problems, when the engine is getting too much fuel or not enough. This can be typically...
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Subaru P01443 code on a 2004 Impreza TS. I replaced the Evap control selonid and am still having trouble fueling. What could it be?
Hello. From what you are explaining it does sound like a purge valve or something else in the EVAP system is not closing properly after fueling. When this occur it causes a vacuum leak and can cause excessive amounts of...
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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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Clutch pedal is stuck to the floor, low pressure any ideas?
Your clutch master cylinder is probably out of fluid. Topping it off probably won't do the trick because it now has air in the system that needs to be bled out. You might be able to get some activity out...

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