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Differential oil and spark plugs needed at maintenance?
Do not do the service unless they can tell you why this is needed since the owners manual does not recommend it yet. If there is a recall, then it should not cost you to get it done. Verify with...
I had an oil change and Castrol GTX was used, which I assume is not a synthetic oil. Will that harm my engine.
Synthetic vs conventional oil is one of the most debated myths surrounding the topic of oil changes. This will not hurt your engine when switching from synthetic to conventional or vice versa. In fact, Synthetic blend oils are actually a...
I cannot find the torque specific to add a strut bar
Assuming you are referring to the top 3 12mm nuts, these should be torqued to 14-20lbs. These are very delicate, so use caution when tightening.
A little bit of white smoke comes from the motor when I get off the highway and come to a complete stop. It smells like burning oil.
Hi there. It sounds like you may have an oil leak(s). The smoke and smell you are experiencing is the oil being burned off by the engine and exhaust heat. The source of the leak may be slightly difficult to...
I'm interested in Buying a Subaru Legacy, because I'm starting a new family.
There can't be any expectations with how good or bad a vehicle will be after buying it. However, we do have technicians that do pre-purchase car inspections. If you would like a professional technician to come take a look at...
vibrations and steering wheel shimmy/shake between 45-60 MPH.
Hey there, thanks for writing in. You may want to have the CV (constant velocity) joints and axles inspected. When these wear out or become damaged in any way, this can cause a vibrating problem at both high speeds and...
My Subaru 1998 outback dimming lights didn't work, now won't start.
Hi, thanks for writing in. This is likely a charging system issue. This can happen when the alternator is failing and does not charge the battery properly which is what causes the dimming lights and the non-starting problem. A dead...
The car turns over but will not fire...
Hello there, many different faults could cause your 1999 Subaru Legacy to not start after the cylinder head rebuild. There are a few common problems that could cause it to not start such as a connector left unplugged, timing that...
My car instantly overheats
Hello. This is a common issue when the thermostat is failing. This may also be caused when the coolant fan relays are not working properly. If the thermostat is stuck closed, this may cause the coolant to not circulate properly...
Rattling in engine and won't turn on
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. There are a few possible causes of this, but by far the most common would be a failing timing belt. If it is loose or broke, then this will...
What other damages occur when the idler pulley freezes?
An idler pulley will never prevent an engine from ever running again. An idler pulley just has a ball bearing inside of it that can dry out over time causing it to get hot. If the issue is not resolved...
My check engine light came on with code P0303 (Misfire in the 3rd Cylinder), Can I drive it until next Wednesday without damage?
To replace the spark plugs for all cylinders will be in the $200 to $300 dollar range depending on location parts and labor pricing. The price does not include additional parts or labor.
The car loses acceleration intermittently
Hello. It would be recommended to have the vehicle looked at by a certified mechanic. They should have the specialty tools and techniques to identify the problem and repair the situation correctly, and avoid any damage or injury. This could...
Temperature gauge goes up when driving and down when not
Hello. This suggests you may have a faulty coolant fan relay switch. This is a relay that triggers the cooling fans to come on at predetermined temperatures. When this is not working properly, this can cause the fans to come...
My car alarm does not work, the remote won't turn the alarm off
Hi, thanks for writing in. This could be one of two issues: a weak battery in your key fob or a faulty key fob as a whole. I would recommend changing the battery in the fob and see if the...
Car hesitates when I put my foot into it.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This is a common symptom of a failing mass air flow sensor or throttle position sensor. A mass air flow sensor is a unit that monitors the air flow...
car going hot then cold back to hot then cold again
The information given is not enough to definitively say what the issue is. Consider the following questions. Is it the dashboard temperature gauge that is reading like this, or have you checked the actual engine temp with an infrared thermometer,...
Just replaced spark plugs and wires in my car and now it sputters at an idle in park.
Hello and thank you for your question. To check the spark plugs, simply remove one spark plug at a time and place it on the ground somewhere away from the engine's belts and away from the spark plug hole. ...
What is the torque setting on my tire nuts? - 2017 Subaru Legacy
Your lug nuts should be torqued to 80-90 foot pounds. This is fairly standard on most cars. You may want to check the torque after the first few hundred miles as well since lug nuts sometimes back off a bit...
I cannot find the torque specific to add a strut bar in foot pounds
The "correct" amount of torque applied to a fastener depends on many factors including the desired clamp load, the strength of the bolts you are using and the condition of the bolt threads including the type of plating thereon and...

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