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gas smell is pretty strong. not exhaust fumes. im asuming when in motion the smell is being left behind cause of air and speed
Dealership here quoted $500 to repair both front half axles. Trying to figure out if that is toward the high end or the low end . Page on repair pal said $280-$534, but I wasn't sure whether that price was for one half axle or both.
The Subaru dealer mechanic said both headgaskets leaking, inner axle boot cracked, and timing belt must be replaced, cost of $2000. If I fix these, how much longer before I face other major problems/major costs? Should I keep repairing, or bail out now?
Only happens when I drive. My husband doesn't think its an issue.
front crankcase seals or oil pump?
set the marks on both cams and crank and nothing it will crank but does not run i have set it a few times and nothing, any ideas or tricks to it
The boots do have small cracks along the seams and there is some leakage. But I have not experienced any ill symptoms. Is this enough to justify a repair
bill of $900 ?
Current mileage is 137,000 miles. What is the downside of leaving them as they are. My funds are pretty limited, and I would like to get another year or two out of this fine car.
Started as a belt squeal and quickly became a lot worse it's not tac unit and soudns like it's coming from the bottom pulley
Low speed fender bender. Cracks along top of rear bumper
I have had my car in Bethel, Alaska for 3 years. It is very cold and conditions are rough. the car has not had a problem starting (in below zero temperatures)…but I am wondering if it is worth taking with me when I move. Does the cold weather permanently mess up the car? How about the transmission? Does salt on the icy roads hurt the car?
Boots at both ends of axle appear intact, no obvious rusting/damage of suspension components, no leakage visible.
Began as an intermittent problem and now is continuous. These lights came on once under warranty and I was informed it was the gas cap. I purchased a new gas cap this time with no change in the dash indicators. The diagnostics state the fuel mix is too lean (before or after stage one I believe).
The dealer spent 4 hrs trying to determine cause without success. Their next step was putting in a new/or used harness. Ka-ching ka-ching Ka-ching!!! Have not given the go ahead. I think the code they got was 42.
Three years ago I bought a 2000 Subaru Outback with a 2003 engine and transmission. Last year we replaced the front passenger axle. This past weekend, the same axle failed, and after we replaced it, we're now hearing a rumbling what sounds like a transmission or drive train issue. When we replaced the axle this time, we had to use a lot of force to get it out. On a side note, I've been having to use the by pass button to get the car out of park, especially when it's cold. Does this sound like transmission to you??
I have an exhaust leak at the wye connection immediately before the mufflers. 1) why do I need two mufflers, and 2) can I replace the left muffler with a longer inlet pipe that replaces the wye connection?
For example, 3 continential contacts that came with the car and 1 cooper tire ?
When I start the car it takes a while to go into gear - as if it needs to build up pressure first. It drives fine going down the road as long as you don't stop and turn sharp right???
Have replaced ECT sensor,can take cap off of radiator with just initial fluid loss from it bein warm after running ad water and still shows hot.no pressure when off it is cool to finger inside radiator. No blowing fluid out, it produces a bubble every so often , but system was back flushed, and blown out doesn't leak till over flow is full it takes 1mile or so before temp is all the way up on gage. I am a mechanic but this has exhausted my knowledge. I am very puzzled I'm disabled and in need of this vehicle badly for dr.appt etc scheduled for surgery on the 19 of December and mite loose leg above knee. Really pressed to fix problem before this date. Need someone's help badly
Driving alone, happens both with no passengers and with passenger. Seems to do this 50% of time since yesterday. I put the passenger seatbelt in the latch to see if it would stop beeping but didn't solve problem.