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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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Will a new oil pump stop the possible valve ticking in my 2004 Subaru Impreza when its cold and what should I put in the transmission
Hello. If the oil pressure is low then a new oil pump can lessen or eliminate the ticking noise. If the oil pressure is fine and you are still getting noise then you may have a failure in the valve...
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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...
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2013 Subaru Impreza. Speedometer not working. Abs light on check engine light on and brake light on what could be going on?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The multiple lights coming on is a sign that one of the major components in the vehicle is failing. Considering the lights all seem to be related to the ABS or wheel speed sensors,...
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When I start my Subaru I get a squeaking noise and the steering doesn't turn as easy as it should. The squealing usually stops in
The power steering pump is belt-driven off the crankshaft. Check the belt condition. If the belt is loose or on poor condition (dry/cracked/stretched), replacing it may correct the issue. Also, if the belt is loose, the belt tensioner can be...
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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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Hi I have a 2012 Subaru Impreza when I got in the car this morning the check engine light was on every light was on blinking so I
Exhaust leaks are a high priority to fix due to the dangers of carbon monoxide. Also, dependent on leak location, exhaust leaks can throw off the proper operation of otherwise good oxygen sensors. To request identification of where the exhaust...
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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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Passenger rear wheel is scraping on suspension
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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