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the abs pump is leaking fluid
have replace the fuel filter fuel pump fuel pump relay and battery sometimes it start and sometime it will crank but i have to hit the gas to start it
The car has been making a loud noise. Repair shop says it needs a new exhaust sytem and new catalytic converters. Cost equals $1300. The car has less than 60K miles.
I like to perform my own maintenance on my vehicles and since this is my first Subaru it would be good reference.
Had the battery and alternator individually tested and replaced at the same time about a month ago. Car has been fine since then, but last night the battery was dead. After getting a jump, all the dash lights seemed dim, the windows were slow to roll up and down, headlights were dim, and the heater fan was barely going when set on four. Tried to start it after driving all the way home, and got nothing at all.
For the last couple of weeks, I hear a loud knocking coming from the front driver's side of my car. It happens once I have been driving for atleast 15 minutes. It almost sounds like it happens when the tire is rotating. Going over bumps and turning the wheel has no effect on the knocking. I could be going straight on an even surafce and it still happens. I have looked this up before and believed it to be the CV joint and/or boot but I had a mechanic look at it and he said those looked fine. The lug nuts are tight and the brakes and roters were changed 2 months ago. Please help with any auggestions I can ask my mechanic. Thank you.
When I pull on the hood latch release, you can feel that the cable is nolonger connected.
Every once in awhile my check engine light will come on and sometimes, after a few days of driving, it goes out. What could cause this?
altenator shuts down car runs off battry, no altenator light comes on. if the car sits over night altenator works fine until it does it again.computer? what relay can do this? help perplexed.
My radio stopped working but the fuses in the fuse panel are good
I just got a price of $500 to replace the front struts if the old brackets can still be used. My front driver's side is leaking fluid.
The check engine light is on and the code reads "misfire on cylinder 3" (at Auto Zone)- the car seems to run fine but when you get to about 60 mph and at 3000 rpms it starts to falter. My DH has changed the plugs, wires, coil pack, cleaned the fuel injectors, and moved those lines to see if the code stayed on cylinder 3- which it did. What else could be the problem? Is there anything else we can rule out before taking it to the dealer?
Recently I've also noticed when I start the car, put it in drive and start to accelerate that the car doesn't move. I then either wait a minute, or have shifted to park then back to drive and then it will move. What's up with that? Transmission/ compression issues? I'm just guessing I'm a quiilter not a mechanic! lol I would appreciate anyone's advice and insight. I wish DH could fix it, but we're about to give up and take it to the dealer.
The ABS light came on after a sudden stop
and stayed on.
i jump started a car and later that day my battery light came on along with my abs and brake light on the dash board. the next day my car would'nt start. what could be the cause of the lights staying on?
This worked for a day but now the car will not start at all. Replaced the battery but that did not help.
IF I HIT THE STEERING WHEEL IT WILL GO IN TO GEAR. IS THIS SOME SORT OF SAFETY MECHANIZIM THAT HAS GOT TO B CHANGED ...
the light wont turn off at all so what do i do about it
No problems yet I only have 38800 on my car right now, I was just planing ahead
ecu is fine, crank, and cam sensors new, new battery and wires, still no spark at the coil, at all. Any ideas?
how fast must car be going for airbag to deploy have there been any sudden acceleration issues
My Subaru has overheated twice in 6 months.
I have flushed the coolant twice, after each overheat instance.
altenator tested ok,but for some reason the battery is not being charged,cleaned all connections ,battery ok, grounds ok,could it be the ignition switch?
Engine starts & runs as normal. After many miles, engine stumbles a the top going up a long steep hill. Garage says spark plug. I say computor only recognizes electrical problems. I suspect fuel pump, computor, or the twin coils.
I have had this happen to two of our cars, our 1991 Toyota Camry and now the '99 Subaru Legacy. At work we have a parking garage that first of all isn't very roomy and requires some back and forth with the car to pull out of the parking space, and then the main exit has an approx. 10 ft. steep ramp up to the street where you most of the time have to stop for busy traffic at rush hour. Our Camry is old and falling apart but it worked fine till I parked here, then it started making ventilating noises and wouldn't accelerate. It died at the traffic light but was easy to get going again. Now it won't accelerate to over 40 mph - I took it to Midas and had them flush the fuel line thinking it was clogged with gunk that was moved about from the steep slope. It can be driven and works OK but not over 40 mph. I now use our Subaru for hwy driving but it too is having enging knocking sounds - why would that ramp be causing so much damage?
I hadnt jacked it up yet. are the wheel bearings bolted or do they have to be pressed out?
my subaru is blowing the fuse when i start the car. i can change it get it started but it blows and i have to replace it to restart the car.
when tring to start after replacing headgaskets the 4-ways flash and instrument panel flashes also as soon as the battery is hooked up
I've had my Subaru for a year with no problems and all of a sudden this week I now have severe, oscillating noise/interference on my audio system that is directly tied to how fast I am going. When I go slow, the interference wipes out the audio - when I'm going faster the oscillation is so fast that I can still hear. When I stop, it goes away completely. It doesn't start immediately when I turn the car on - it takes a while so i'm wondering if something is overheating (electronics) causing this?
The drivers side automatic shoulder belt has quit working. The attachment which slides on the door slots, is stuck in the middle area. The manual crank located low on the door post, and operated with the supplied allen wrench, does not work either- it feels jammed. Any ideas? Cost to repair?
I was wondering if you may be able to help us diagnose a problem with a 96 Subaru Legacy Station Wagon. My friend in Kentucky owns this car. Have had it hooked up to 5 computers and they all say nothing is wrong. Will not start consistantly. It will sometimes start 6 or 7 times in a row, then not start for weeks. If and when is does start it runs perfectly. These parts have been replaced according to Subaru books troubleshooting section. Fuel Pump, Ignition, Coil Pack, ECH Control Module, Coolant temperature sensor, Crank shaft sensor, Throttle position sensor.
Sometimes when you keep trying to start it, it will finally start. That is if you don't flood it first!!!!!
Thanks for your time.
A friend trying to help a friend in desperate need.