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Squealing and clicking noise from back part of the car but only when moving forward
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first step is to definitively determine if the noise happens when the vehicle is moving (and it is brake or wheel related), or if the noise happens constantly when the vehicle is running....
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Wheel Grinding noise
What you are describing sounds like a wheel bearing that may be starting to fail. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface...
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AC clutch replace? or something else?
Hi there. It's always best to have a professional mobile mechanic inspect your AC system onsite to determine what might need to be replaced. However, based on what you are describing, it may be caused by a damaged compressor or...
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When my car is 'down-shifting' (I know it's a CVT but I don't know what else to call it) it makes a winding noise in 2nd gear only
Hi there. In most cases when you hear a whining noise as the vehicle decelerates, it's caused by a wheel bearing that is starting to fail. However, with only 50,000 miles, that is highly improbable; but is possible if you...
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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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I have An 04 Subaru Outback and my sidelights on my headlights and my running tailight won't turn off with the ignition off. This
Hi there. This issue could be caused by multiple electrical gremlins, ranging from an exposed wire that is creating a short to damage from the ignition relay. The only way to really know for sure or to recommend a repair...
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There is a noise coming from the transmission.
Hi there. The noise could be coming from a clutch pack slipping with no frictions left causing a whining noise. The other thing that could cause the noise is the gears are worn and moving around too much. I recommend...
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Ran out of oil and car is making a tapping noise ?
Hi There, The lack of oil certainly can contribute to the tapping noise you hear which is likely metal on metal in the valve train area creating this sound. I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come to your...
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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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Hard shutter or vibrate at turning low speeds
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the issues started after the work that was most recently done, you want to verify that those repairs were done right and are holding. If the vibration and shaking were present before hand,...
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Both key fobs won't work after airbag recall replacement.
Hi Chris. Did the wireless key fobs work prior to the service? If so, have you had the batteries replaced recently? If the batteries are new or ok then it sounds like the module have be unplugged or insufficiently connected....
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How long does it take to change oil pan & gaskets?
Hi there. The oil pan gasket could take from 1.75 to 2.50 hours depending on the technician that is working on the vehicle. If you are not a mechanic and are wanting to change the oil pan gasket and have...
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Car says "run mode change system check"
Hi there. This problem seems to be unique to Subaru's and tends to be caused due to a failure within the ECM. The only way to pinpoint the source of this code and determine a course of action is to...
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After getting my car back from the mechanic, my steering wheel seems to be more sensitive to turning.
Hi There, The passenger side airbag being replaced should in any way impact the sensitivity of the steering as they are entirely unrelated. With regard to the AC settings, this sounds like you may have a bad AC blower motor...
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Thumbing sound on right rear tire...
Hi there. Sometimes a thumping noise that will increase as the vehicle goes faster is caused by one of three things. First, it could be a wheel weight on the inner part of the wheel is hitting against the brake...
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My idler pulley went on my Subaru outback so I bought the kit replaced everything now when I try too set the timing up my cam pull
When installing the timing belt you should have all three top marks aligned after tensioner is tight. You might not have the top part of belt tight enough when installing belt on pulleys. Sometimes turning both cams outward to check...
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My engine seems to rev while in park but stutters when I shift the gear shaft to park, it is a 2000 suburbu outback and, what coul
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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Why my car makes metal knocking sound every time I accelerate, and it gone when I release acceleration pedal? It happens at 25+mph
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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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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replace wheel hub bearing on Subaru Outback
Hi there. Depending on where you live, one of our mobile mechanics might be able to complete the wheel bearing replacement (click this link to submit a quote request) for your Subaru Outback. I would recommend that you have all...

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