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New head gaskets not over heating or dripping fluid but radiator is steaming and spraying a little fluid. What is wrong ?
Hello, thanks for writing in. The best way to determine what your issue is would be to find the source of your leak. There are a few places to check first. One of which is the top radiator hose. Holes...
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Is the drive belt different from the timing belt?
The serpentine belt (aka drive belt), is the belt that drives the accessories on the front of the engine. It drives the alternator, water pump, power steering pump, air conditioning compressor, and any other belt driven accessories. This is the...
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Should I replace my engine or buy a used car?
Considering that the price to replace your engine and the cost to purchase a new vehicle are in the same price range, I would choose the option that takes less time. This will remove this headache from your life sooner....
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Oil leaking from engine (not enough to leave driveway spots but still a leak) white/grayish smoke on startup only. No smoke while
External leaks could be from any of the oil seals on your engine and the cost to repair would depend on exactly where the leaks are located and how many seals need to be replaced. Certain seals are inaccessible unless...
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Intermittent central locking issue
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1995 Subaru Impreza to fail to lock all of the doors intermittently. The first thing to look for in this situation is to inspect the condition of the key, if the key...
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Right turn signal is activated when pressing brake
Typically, what happens is that the brake switch under the pedal is attached to an electrical relay that when depressed, illuminates the brake light. The relay switch however is under the hood; and can occasionally short or activate the "parking...
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My car has a high pitch chirping sound when accelerating. 2010 Subaru Impreza
Hi - your Impreza has a turbocharged engine for enhanced performance. This produces pressurized air for the engine, increasing power. To avoid over-pressurizing the engine, there are boost pressure controls, and a "waste gate" port to vent over-pressure - all...
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my front wheels are not centered in the wheel wells
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are so many components that can effect the steering and alignment, that there will need to be several tests and inspections done until we find the issue. Check the tire wear for any...
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Strange thump ever tire rotation when I turn left or right.
Hi there. When turning the wheels and the thumping noise is only occurring when the wheels are turned, then the outer joint on the CV Shaft is sticking. I recommend replacing the CV Shaft to the wheel that is making...
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Parts
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front passenger wheel well smoking
The unusual high heat on the right front side could be due to a failed wheel bearing and/or a stuck brake caliper. If you compare the brake rotor temperature, left versus right, using an infrared thermometer you can determine if...
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My 04 STI has been broke down for a year and a half and I only got to drive it for three weeks. :(
I would recommend inquiring as to whether you can provide your own parts or if the parts must be provided by the repair facility. If you cannot provide your own parts, I would recommend searching around for a repair shop...
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Clunking on sharp turns at slow speed when engine is warm.
A common cause of clunking in the circumstances you describe is a faulty outer CV joint. Such can often be detected on visual exam and with simple tests. Failure of the outer CV joints will cause audible clicking or clunking...
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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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just swapped trans. I'm driving and 120 miles later my cars making unpleasant clanking noises underneath.
Hi there. Having major transmission service or swapping one for another often comes with multiple issues. In some cases, when the service is completed, brackets are not correctly reinstalled or can come loose if the transmission has fitting or compatibility...
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2003 Subaru WRX intermittently won't start without a jump
An engine that won't crank indicates a problem with the starting/charging system. Since you said the vehicle will start with a jump, you can rule out the starter and its corresponding control circuitry. The most likely cause is a battery...
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Timing belt stripped teeth,I changed the belt, pullyes and water pump now it doesn't fire
Since the timing belt stripped off the teeth of the belt then the camshaft and crankshaft got out of time and this is an interference engine. This means that you most likely bent the valves when the timing belt teeth...
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Thinking of buying a different car. I found one online and took it for a test drive. It has a few concerns. Is it worth investing?
Hi there. With the problems that you have mentioned, this could be an expensive fix, depending on what is wrong with the clicking sound and what is wrong with the transmission. The clicking sound is more of a CV Shaft...
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Slow starting
Hi There, Generally, a weak starting car is a sign of a weak battery, however this can also be caused by a starter that is beginning to fail as well. Since you just replaced your battery, it is more likely...
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Car died while driving so I replaced the alternator and battery and car won't attempt to turn over. What else could it be?
The initial failure was likely caused by a sudden fuel system (e.g., failed fuel pump) or electrical (including ignition) faiure. Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Then, confirm that...

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