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also replaced ignition switch(not the key tumbler but the other side) installed new battery. Volt meter only reads about 10V. when it doesnt start it acts like a start solenoid problem. Any ideas?

Head gasket problem. I thought putting in "stop leak" would have bought me some time. It didn't. The heater core started not working. I back flushed it several times. I had the head gaskets replaced as well as the radiator. I know need to replace the heater core. What is the easiest and fastest way to do this?

I replaced my radiator last year and back flushed the heater core and still cold air comes out. I know the heater core is bad. I bought a new one and would like to know the fastest and easiest way to replace it before winter. I had to replace the radiator because the head gasket was blown and I added "stop leak" to the radiator. I notice the air was getting cool and the radiator was getting hot.

I'm a little new to the Subaru Loyale which has a 1.8l with a 3-speed transmission, I bought it recently and the previous owner had mentioned it leaked oil from the valve cover. I recently had to make a long distance trip with it and it leaked oil onto the exhaust, causing it to smoke, I kept pulling over, cleaning up the oil, letting it cool down. After a long period of time, the engine noise changed, but didn't drop power. I don't want to do any damage to it, seeing as I got it just recently. So how would I go about replacing the valve cover? (Changing the water pump is just because it came with it when I bought the car.)

my 1992 suburu loyal died going up my hill. it still starts but wont stay running no matter how much gas i give it. if i had to guess id say fuel filter or fuel pump but im no mechanic. please help.

Have to keep foot on the gas pedal for several minutes to keep it running until the check engine light goes off.

it just died on the road. no spark. i can replace the timing belts but not sure if something major broke on the engine

Car is 4wd wagon, 1.8 TBI engine, it revs very low when first started then idles very high after it warms up, 1500 rpm, normal is about 700.

I was quoted 700.00 for repairing an oil leak behind the timing plate. Is that near right?

when i go up hills it wants to cut out and it sort of learches forward. as long as i down shift and get a good head start, i will make it up the hill. but once im in first i cant do enymore then put the peddle to the meadle and hope i make it. is it a 02 cencer? a foul plugg? or is it something more seriouse? i think it migh me the reason my check engine light is on. but it has also been on sence i bought the car. the problem up hills, noticely started a year or two after

I was driving one evening, and the car just stop running in the middle of gassing. I pushed the car to the side of the road and tried to start it. The car is cranking but will not cut on. I had a friend hook jumper cable to the car and tried to start it, no dice. I checked all the fuses and none appear to be bad, no breakage on any of them. When I turn the key without turning on the car, you hear a low buzz from the fuel pump, so I'm assuming this isn't an issue, though a neighbor said it still may be the pump. Any answers will be appreciated. I'm trying to fix this myself for financial reasons.

...to the insert the 2 bolts...I have tried everything you could think of for the past 10 hrs. the bottem one is in but the top is a hair line amiss..what do you suggest?

The button for the 4wd still clicks in and out, but just won't come out of 4wd.

is one axle longer than the other causing it to not turn

makes a cracking noise in right front wheel. then it quit only will drive in 4wheel drive the drive in 2 wheel drive will not turn

How do I change an alternator on my 1992 Subaru Loyale?

the internal shroud on my flywheel is cracked and rubbing. How hard is it to fix and roughly how much?

My 1993 subaru loyale just won't start sometimes. usually happens when parked on flat surface. automatic gears won't shift. wheel seems to lock then unlock. when i push the gear release...shift lever will move, but still won't start even in neutral. when i'm about ready to call a tow truck, then all of a sudden it starts on its own. been told it may be the linkage, then told maybe the neutral safety switch...but when its looked at it always starts then....been told it might have to completely leave me stranded before someone will know what this is.....help

I just need to get instructions on replacing these belts - such as which belt goes where ( it takes 2 v belts), should 1 be placed 1st? They are extremely close together - how do I loosen tension, etc. I do these repairs myself out of necessity, not because I get a kick out of it! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Just replaced the radiator and the heater is now not working; it just blows cold air. I fixed my overheating problem now I have not heat....! Is this heater core problem or maybe something went wrong when I replaced the radiator??

I am looking at a 91 Subaru Loyale for an entry level car for my daughter. The transmission shifts hard when in is cold but smoothes out some after 5 or 10 minutes. The owner claims that changing the transmission filter will rectify the problem. Does that sound correct and how hard is the filter to change?

My car make noise ( sort of a grinding, growling) sound when I turn to the right also to the left but not so pronounced. Going forward, it seems to be OK. Whats wrong and how much to fix. Car runs well otherwise

I was driving in traffic, and when I started to pass, I was in the wrong gear so I shifted quickly to have power to pass..moments later, my car lost power and did a backfiring noise, then died. When I tried to restart it, I kept getting the backfiring noise, and of course the car will not start. Can someone provide a clue as to what may have happened? The car was recently tuned - new plugs, rotor, wires, fuel filter.
Thanks in advance

I have a 1992 Subaru Loyale, great running car, but with an issue that is puzzling me. My A/C works ice cold, but then after a while the air starts to get warm at which point I have to turn it off then back on, which then starts the cold air flowing again. It is very consistent in doing this, but I am afraid the turning on and off to maintain coolness will eventually hurt something. Can anyone give me some insight as to what is causing this?
Thanks!

Frequent/extreme engine pinging during acceleration; recent cross-country trip suggests rich fuel/air mixture because the pinging went away at higher altitudes (pinging gone above 6000 feet). Should I just replace the O2 sensor? Or could it also be the injectors or ECM?

Everything's fine 'til the engine warms up, then there's a plume of vapor from the tailpipe. It's definitely steam, as it smells of glycol & dissipates right away. However, the motor oil isn't milky & latte-colored.

Car won't start. There's only power to fuel pump when it start's but when the ignition switch returns to the on position there's no power to the fuel pump.I checked fuses, Okay. When the key is in the on position, there's no power to the line side of the fuse for the fuel pump circuit, only in the start position. I've checked the pump and ignition relays and both of them are good. I've replaced the ignition switch relay on the steering column. I'm stumped. Only thing I can think of now is the SPFI unit.

It won't start. I primed the trottle body and it started for a while and stopped and won't start now at all unless I prime it. I replaced the fuel filter just for grins and no go. I'm pretty sure the fuel pump is bad. Is the pump inside the gas tank on this car? And is it very hard to install? I'm unemployed right now and I can barely afford the cost of the pump right now. Thank you. Darrell.