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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Subaru Tribeca
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Car shuddering at 15 mph, squealing wheel and sticking starter - 2005 Subaru B9 Tribeca
The "shuddering" you mention when braking at low speeds could be caused by either a "warped" brake rotor or by worn out control arm bushings. The sticking starter issue is either the starter bendix or starter pinion/ring gear binding. These...
Trouble running when the engine warms up, dash lights on - 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca
The P0137/P0157 codes indicate the "rear" (behind the catalytic converters) oxygen sensors are not functioning properly. In turn, they are signaling (incorrectly) for more fuel, which is causing the P0172/P0175 over-rich codes. This is clogging your converters, as well as...
Rear differential temp light on - 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca
Despite the connector appearing OK, this is an indication of 0 (zero) resistance or a short in this circuit. It's possible the temperature sensor on the differential is itself shorted, or there is a short elsewhere in this circuit. This...
Where is the crankshaft sensor located on the 3.6 engine
Hey there. On your 2008 Tribeca Subaru, the sensor is on the rear of the motor near the flywheel side under a protective cover that is accessed after the air intake chamber is removed. If you need help with this...
Bluish exhaust smoke upon startup
With higher mileage like your vehicle has, the exhaust valve stem seals wear, allowing a tiny amount of oil to seep onto the exhaust valve while the car is sitting. When you start it up, this oil is burned up...
Brake pedal quit working once
Absolutely. Get this puppy checked out thoroughly before driving it further to avoid a dangerous problem. Something isn't right - possibly a problem with the brake fluid or brake cylinders. Not having reliable brakes is a serious safety hazard. If...

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