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Timing belt is tight and yet appears to be slipping several teeth when belt is rotated,
This is okay since there are more notches on the belt than the amount on the sprockets. Once you aligned the first time the belt marks will almost never line up perfectly again. The marks are used to put the...
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rattling dash
Hello. I will be glad to help you with your question about the 2012 Subaru that you are considering purchasing. Of course, the current owner could potentially hold the key to the answer because he may have already made "inquiries"...
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Driver's side low beam light is dim, even after replacing the bulb.
Did you see any corrosion or a broken connector on the dimmer side? Corrosion can build up in the circuit and rod the bulb of voltage causing a dim light. A technician with access to a wiring diagram can trace...
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I accidentally put expired motor oil in my car, will it damage my engine?
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2002 Subaru Outback. I don't think you should have any worries. As long as the oil did not have any contamination from water then it should be okay to use the expired...
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My check engine light came on AND my cruise control light started flashing, same exact time.
Hello. Subaru has designed their vehicles to turn on the cruise control light when their is a problem with the power train system. This keeps you from using the cruise control when there is a problem. If there is a...
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I have to replace 2 rear wheel bearings, I already purchased as they are a warranty item.
Hi, thanks for writing in. If this is a factory warranty, the repairs will need to be performed by a dealership. They will supply the parts and labor for the repair. If this is a warranty supplied by the dealer...
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Car won't start. When trying to start, starter makes a clicking noise and then closed back hatch recloses.
It sounds like there is some type of drain on the battery. When there is low voltage in a battery, it can cause several symptoms. The electrical systems can act very strangely when they don't have the correct voltage being...
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Heavy vibration when braking above 40 mph. Also vibrates in the steering wheel
This may be a variety of things, such as wheels and tires out-of-balance, poor alignment, worn or failing wheel bearings, worn or failing control arm bushings, or worn or failing suspension components. A wheel bearing will usually fail due...
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Overheating only when i drive not sitting still
Hi there: Sometimes the issue you're describing is caused by air bubbles that are trapped in the coolant system or a problem with the water pump. As the engine accelerates, the flow of the coolant through the system is also...
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Car stopped starting one day. Cranks and keeps cranking. just won't fully start. Hooked up a code reader and nothing came back.
Hi there. I used the acronym FAST for my no start concerns; this is for the basics. I check for Fuel, Air, Spark, and Timing. Make sure the air filter is not clogged and that the there are no codes...
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Car is making noises from an unknown source. Possible alternator problem?
Remove the belt and check for noise. If the noise is gone, rotate the components that are associated with the belt. Check for smooth operation and noise. Noise that persists with the belt off could originate from inside the engine....
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cannot move the steering wheel adjustment lever up or down to adjust hight
Hello. If you cannot move the adjuster then it may be binding internally. I have seen these have small metal burs get caught in the release which keeps you from being able to move the lever. The column covers will...
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My car is throwing a P2138 code.
Hi there. Here are some potential causes for this code: •The wiring connector or "pig tail" on the throttle body could have a poor connection. The female terminals on the pigtail corrode or pull out of the connector. •Possible shorting...
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2 Major jerks felt today while accelerating from stop.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the throttle position sensor (TPS) or a sticky throttle plate. First check to see if the throttle plate is sticking. If the plate is working properly, then check the TPS for any...
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Car cranks strong but will not start - 2000 Subaru Outback
Hi there. It sounds like you've certainly done some good checks. However, what was the fuel pressure? Each manufacturer has a specified fuel pressure required for the engine to run. There can definitely be plenty of fuel coming out of...
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Do I need new gaskets when replacing the Y-pipe back?
Hi. Yes you should put in new gaskets for your exhaust system. If you do not replace the gaskets there is the potential that the old gasket will leak and cause exhaust noise. When replacing anything that has a gasket...
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Accelerating and idle problems
This is a common sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine. This valve is controlled by the...
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What's making my car stall
Depending on the frequency and at what times this happens, this may be related to a faulty or dirty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to...
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One month ago cel came on I changed spark plugs to after market plugs. One month later cel on again with misfire code.
If the spark plugs hadn't been changed until 130k, it was time for the to be replaced anyway. This is probably why the dealer went with that repair as worn spark plugs can cause misfires. Ignition coils are another part...
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Can driving your car in ocean water affect mpg
Hi there: Anytime you drive in salt water, it can cause serious damage to electrical components, suspension components or any seals, gaskets or rubber parts. Even if you wash it off quickly, saltwater can collect on electrical sensors that impact...

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