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"Fluttering" noise under heavy throttle/boost
Hello, thanks for writing in. If this occurs only under this high load condition then most of the time it is caused by a boost leak. I usually suspect that the intercooler has a crack as that will cause this...
Car will not shift and stalls - 2016 Subaru WRX
Hey there. Considering the burning smell, there may be a problem in the hydraulic circuit of the clutch system. A failing clutch master or slave cylinder can cause the problems you are having. To have this diagnosed more thoroughly, a...
Car abruptly stops in traffic, but engine still on - 2016 Subaru WRX
Hello. There may be a problem in your drivetrain causing such a hard stop. If your brakes were serviced recently, check to see if a fastener may have come loose and is causing the caliper to press against the wheel...
Clutch has noise when pressing clutch pedal - 2015 Subaru WRX
Hey there, a noise when pressing the clutch is generally tied to the throw out bearing or release bearing. It may be necessary to replace the throwout bearing and have the clutch assembly inspected while the transmission is out of...
What's your take on buying a COBB access port? People say what the car runs safer with less knocks vs stock.
Hello - I suspect the answer to this question revolves around whether you are making other modifications to the engine, and how often you drive with boost pressure near the limit. This device will offer more precise control for managing...
Q: Hard shifting into gears
As this is a new vehicle, it may be best to make an appointment with your dealership service department. A notchy shifter or difficulty putting it into different gears may indicate some adjustment issues which should be covered by your...
My 2003 Subaru WRX crashed and my insurance is giving me two options.
I would recommend taking the $6000 and getting another car with the money. The body damage is only an estimate of the damages the body shop can see and estimate. There is always hidden damage the body shop cannot see...
my car has theissue that it often lose power steering suddenly while turning.nothing leaks but there's clunky noice when turning
The only way to determine if the collision caused damage is to carefully MEASURE the alignment and, as well, the frame dimensions using a tram. If those steps have not been specifically taken, what the mechanics have told you about...
Rod Knock, Timing belt or What? 2013 Subaru WRX
Hello - engine noises can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, especially without actually hearing it. Rod bearing noise can sometimes best be confirmed by snapping the throttle open ( aka "blip" the engine), if you get the rapping noise then,...
I have a 2015 wrx, my AC compressor pulley spins a few seconds then stops for a few then repeats, and makes an odd sound.
The cycling of the AC compressor is normal as the compressor cycles on and off. You may also hear a bit of a change in the exhaust as this happens. The computer will automatically compensate for the additional load the...
1900 RPM at startup for several minutes
Try to disconnect the battery and wait a few minutes and then reconnect it and start and idle engine for ten minutes to relearn idle. If this does not help then seek a mechanic like one from YourMechanic to test...
What is causing all this to happen?
Hi Christian. Thanks for contacting us today. When the signal to and from the camshaft position sensor and the PCM is broken, the ignition spark and fuel injector timing will fail and the PCM will store the P0340. In most...
Where is my cam sensor bank 1 located?
You appear to be referring to Subaru OEM part number 22056AA140. There are two of these sensors installed on the engine, one on bank one (passenger side) and one on bank two (driver side). They are in the cylinder head...
Whining noise that only happens when accelerating on a Subaru WRX 2013. It's not the transmission.
There are a number of things that may cause a whining sound. Bearings that are on the verge of going out will normally produce a whining sound. An alternator or water pump that is beginning to wear out will also...
I want to take out struts
Hi Blah. If you're looking to have a mobile mechanic replace your strut assembly, click this link to request an estimate and book an appointment.

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