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The Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevy Volt, and the Volvo XC60 are five of the overall safest used cars you can buy for under $20,000.
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Subaru Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
If you’re in the market for a used Subaru vehicle, you may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one...
How to Get Subaru Dealership Certified
Subaru car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are Subaru certified through the ASE program .
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Just Got Your License
If you are a new driver, congratulations on getting your license. Now, you need to think about what type of vehicle to buy. Ideally, you’ll choose a used car that isn’t...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Towing Light Loads
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're Over 50
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Hilly Area
Do you live in terrain that is hilly? Do your city streets feature plenty of inclines and declines that can be nothing short of treacherous in miserable weather? If so, when it’s time to purchase a car you’re...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Occasional Drivers
Not everyone relies on their car on a daily basis. Maybe you aren’t the type that deals with a daily commute, and running from here to there constantly. If that’s the...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If Safety is #1
Maybe you’re a parent buying the first car for your teenager, or perhaps you’re a new parent and the safety of your little one is of the utmost importance. Or perhaps you're...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Senior Citizens
Everyone needs a way to get around. You need to get groceries, get to doctors’ appointments, visit with family and more. However, senior citizens have very different needs when it comes...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Need to Haul a Motocross Bike
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Just Had a Baby
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The Best Used Cars to Buy for Long Commutes
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Fisherman
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Dealership told me I have to replace Left rear bearing
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Is it possible to put a Lamborghini Aventador’s engine on a brz?
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AT oil temp light flashing 9 long blinks and 3 short which means rear speed sensor. what is that on a 05 subaru wrx
Typically, this refers to the output shaft speed sensor, however depending on what you are reading in terms of the research, various literature will call it different things or refer to it differently. If you need additional help with this,...
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Do subaru outbacks tend to have wheel bearing issues?
If you only get the noise when coasting then you may have uneven wear on the tires. I would suggest to have tires rotated first to see if noise changes and if it does then you may need new tires...
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My AC works most of the time, but sometimes it doesn't turn on. Is this normal, or will this get worse?What could be wrong?
Hi Julissa. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several possibilities here, ranging from a damaged AC actuator, loose electrical connections or a damaged AC control module. Since there are multiple possibilities that could be causing the AC to not...
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I can't find the crankshaft position sensor on my 01 outback
The sensor is located in the front of the engine near the crankshaft pulley. It is typically retained to the block by a small (6 or 8 mm) machine screw/bolt. There is no OBD-II code that "identifies" a bad crankshaft...
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My car is a 2007 Subaru Forester: it is shaking when stopped & driving, check engine on, and sometimes little acceleration
Inasmuch as the check engine light is on, trouble codes will have been stored. Those stored troubles codes, which the mechanic can download, will give a good general indication of where the problem lies but a more specific diagnostic must...
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A blue dashboard light was shining on the floor when the car had been idle overnight
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Feels and sounds like front half shaft but no appearance of any break or leaks
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2018 subaru crosstrek, brand new...think i left interior lights on...had to jump start car..now radio will not come on..
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The power steering pully on my 2007 Subaru Forester is wobbling.
Hi Jordan. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, without physically inspecting the pulley and determining why it's wobbling - it's hard to give you the right advice as to what to replace. A pulley can wobble for a few different...
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Hi, I have a 2006 Subaru wrx the radio and the clock on the dashboard does not turn on please help.
Hi Kevin. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few possible reasons why this is happening. First and most likely is that you have a blown accessory electrical relay or fuse that is causing the radio, clock and other...
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Wobbly Power steering pully part 2
The only suggestion on the pulley is to go to the dealer and see if it was ever sold separate from pump? It may not be available separately. Remove belt and turn the pulley by hand and watch pump shaft...
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My catalytic converter is gutted, with no engine lights on. Is this bad for performance?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The catalytic converter is there to remove certain emissions like CO and NOx before your exhaust is pumped into the environment. While this is the practical and "environmentally responsible" thing to do, your vehicle...
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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
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Clunking noise on left front and limping motion when accelerate
Hi Sandra. Thanks for contacting us today. If the noise is coming from one side, then it is likely caused by a damaged CV joint, wheel bearing or suspension or steering component as opposed to the inner transmission as you...
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Under WOT my car hesitates and bogs once it reaches high RPMs.
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Misfire
You may have an issue with power getting to the coil pack or from the coil pack. Check to be sure all connections to the coils are solid. Other things like faulty wires going to the coil may also case...
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Grinding noise when the steering wheel is straight. More prominent at higher speeds and when the steering toward the right
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Hello i have a 2008 subaru wrx with 80k miles about a month ago car wouldnt start it will crank but not start that same day i went
Hi Jose. Thanks for contacting us today. A random hard to start problem like you're describing is typically caused by a fuel / air mixture problem. In most cases, a dirty or damaged mass air flow sensor, dirty air or...

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