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Went out to start the car this morning and could smell gas inside car all the way to work.

I also have a problem where my battery light comes on when I start the car. It usually stays on for a few minutes. We recently had tp replace the alternator and battery. It started right after they were replaced.

Just had my car emssion inspct done . Now under load in gear the car shudders engine rpm drops to ~500 Repair Tech said State Emmsin machine wiped out engine codes and to drv 57-100 miles they will reset ?? any one heard of this ?? Thanks!

WHY DOES IT COST SO MUCH LABOR TO PUT THEM IN AND WHICH STRUT DO YOU RECOMEND

reason i"m burning through oil is because i need to replace cat. conv. dealorship told me? do i need cat conv emisions n all i live in fla.? car has 120,000miles

recently had timing belt n water pump replaced wher is oil going no leaks have 111,400 miles can it b burning this fast ot is a seal leaking inside where they replaced timing belt

Engine has 130K miles. Timing belt replaced in January, head gasket replaced in June. Yesterday apparently blew a rod and the engine is toast. Was told "sometimes this happens after having the head gasket replaced because of the compression difference". Doesn't make sense to me! These engines should last 250K+. Should I invest the $4K they are quoting me for a new engine or just scrap the car and start over?

My alternator died , i had my mechanic put a new one and also a new fuel pump.It is not a subaru dealer and he checked it with his computer and can not find anything showing being a problem. Also the car has a problem starting i have to press the accelerator pedal quickly then wait 3 sec. and then turn the key and it will start right off. My cruise control does not work anymore and the light stays on as well as the check engine light.

when diagnostic is hooked up under the dash the error code says it is the 10 amp fuse is blown replace it and it blows again this time three weeks.I T operates the fuel pump so the car stalls and and will not start sick of have it flat beded to a mechanic.

can it be fixed or just trash the car- its paid for!!! need all gaskets replaced?

I can hear the clicking under the dash near the steering column, but can't locate the flasher.

car sputtered then died yesterday. It cranks but does not turn over, being told I need a new fuel pump & it is in the fuel tank.

drove it work done fine when got off work started it up put in drive would not move just gave more gas and engine just ram up and wouldnt go in drive 1, 2 or 3 put in reverse and will go backwards was no warning sign anything was wrong with transmission always done good. anyone have any ideals what could be wrong. check transmisson fluid was ok.

I have a 2000 Subaru outback with a little over 170,000 miles on it. Three days ago it turned off while driving down the road and now wont start up again. It turns over and acts like it really wants to, but nothing more happens. We had a mechanic out and he said there was no pressure from the fuel pump. We also found a ruptured fuel line. We replaced the fuel line, fuel filter, and fuel pump and are still getting the same response. Thoughts or ideas as to what could be causing this?

I can't find much information about this issue. They are asking for $242 to replace. My Subaru has 245,000 miles so replacing some part makes sense. Can anyone out there shed any light on this?

Thanks,

Barb

2003 Subaru Outback 2.5 engine.

rpms drop to 500 maybe lower at stop eng. stumbles when trying to leave a stop then jump up hard and fast in cruise control can will startto slow then rpmswill jump up 1500 or more for car to speed up to set speed

oil is leaking from underneath the engine. I was told it needs main seals.

i belive base 2.5l

is this my timing belt if so how much time do i have

Bright headlights work; both of the regular beams/lights went out at the same time.

I have regular tune ups, oil changes, etc. It had made some new sounds recently when parallel parking, but then with it's mileage of 240,000 it makes quite a few sounds. The car has been babied since new and the bar between the two front wheels was replaced a few years back. What could this be? Thanks, Barb

We passed DEQ but the engine light is on and the code reads something about the catalyst bank 1

The car was running fine. I put the car into reverse to back out of a parking spot and when I put it into drive, it would not go. It will not go in first or second gear either.

Checked and replaced bulbs, fuse good, brakelight on hachback still works.

new coil pack , new wires , new spark plugs. engine misfires only when is worm. under load.

Also, after the fuel pump was replaced, I started the car and it ran for a fraction of a second and died. Could that have damaged the injectors?

the car will have been sitting for hours then when i start to drive it smokes lightly and leaks a little then it stops and is fine. it does not do it all the time it just started that the smoke smells like fire and the fluid that leaks seems to be a combo of coolant and water i think and its not hot because iy has been sittn for atlease 8hrs or more

cooling fans not comming on when engine temp is over 250 degree. should i replace fan relay switch or temp sensor?

how to test the relay and temp sensor?

Turbo oil cooler filter screen replacement.