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My Subaru makes a whistling noise. It goes away when I engage the clutch. Sound is there whether I am driving or sitting idle. Thanks
On my 2011 Subaru Outback, despite regular rotations, balancing, alignments and nitrogen, I had a vibration problem that the dealer diagnosed as badly cupped and unevenly worn tires -after only 30K miles. He recommended replacing the OEM tires with better tires, and, if that didn't help, that he could install (under warranty) a "Drivability Kit". He ...
Hi, I recently bought a used 2008 automatic Subaru Legacy limited 2.5i. We got it checked out by a mechanic, and it seemed fine. But after a few weeks the transmission started to jerk (especially at lower speeds)and it sometimes shakes when braking into idle. We had the transmission checked by 2 different mechanics but they cant find anything and the ...
Our 2001 Subaru Outback: can a faulty water pump cause the cabin heating system to run irregularly? There is little rhyme or reason to when it is blows warm air versus cool air. We smell gasoline odor within the cabin on extremely cold days. The odor is so strong, I will open the windows in sub zero temperatures. Apparently, while the engine is still ...
My Subaru Forester is due for a new timing belt. My understanding is that generally the water pump should be replaced at the same time as the timing belt. What other parts should be replaced at the same time? (other belts, hoses, etc.)
For past month, my Subaru Forester frequently seems to clunk/jump at slow speeds, mostly when I pull in/out of parking spot or driveway, when engine is still cold. It's also leaking what I presume is oil (brown fluid). The leak has gone on for 3 months, the clunky gear shift or steering has been happening for 1 month. I checked transmission fluid, it ...
The dealer is charging a very a high amount for the 60,000 mile service of my Subaru Outback. I know someone outside the dealership that works on Subarus on the side. If I have him do the 60,000 service will I void the warranty? Right now I have the extended warranty to 100,000 miles. And I did plan on going back to the dealer for future service or should I ...

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