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  • elizaldi27
    elizaldi27 - 1992 Subaru SVX - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/17/2012
    CAR WILL NOT STAY ON. AS SOON AS I TURN ON THE CAR IT TAKES AT LEAST 10 MINUTES TO SHUT OFF. GAUGES AND ALARM DONT WORK
    EVERYTHING ON THE CAR WORKS. A.C. WORKS GREAT RADIO AS WELL AS EVERYTHING ELSE ON THE CAR EXCEPT FOR THE GAUGES AND ALARM. THE ALARM GOES OF WHENEVER YOU FIRST TURN ON THE CAR. AFTER THAT HAPPENS THE CAR TAKES ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO SHUT OFF. GAUGES DO NOT WORK AS ...
     
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  • PatrickB
    PatrickB - 1998 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/11/2012
    What can cause heavy vibrations & hard knocking coming from the front end?
    Major vibrations and strong knocking coming from the front end felt at the wheel and just about throughout the car,axle assembly is good on both sides had it checked.
     
    • Spoon Sports
      2/7/2012 Spoon Sports
      Axles are the least of your concerns for vibrations and knocking. Its your shocks absorbers and bushings that needs to be checked. Who knows it might even be your control arms.

      Get back to me once you get the part that neds to be changed, I MIGHT have a manual lying here somewhere.
    • Jenothy
      2/11/2012 Jenothy
      I had this issue - in my case, it was the driver shaft. It caused a strong knock that could be felt in front.
    • Jenothy
      2/11/2012 Jenothy
      Excuse me, typo - DRIVE shaft.
  • kato
    kato - 1998 Subaru Forester - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/4/2012
    My forester takes long to pick acceleration when you step on the gas. its like something is stopping it.
    it happens when am moving. i step on the gas then its like not fully accelerating then after i let go it releases and accelerates and this occurs every time i try to accelerate.
     
  • dana
    dana - 1996 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/3/2012
    When I turn the steering wheel completely to one side the car begins to skip and not move smooth, what is causing this?
    It does not happen when I disable the awd.
     
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  • Jim
    Jim - 2002 Subaru Forester - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/29/2012
    Transmission fluid coming out at fill tube.
    Transmission fluid is coming out at the fill tube and dip stick is be pushed out. Would a plugged transmission filter cause pressure build up and this problem or what else could I suspect? The transmission is shifting normally. I notice no changes.
     
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  • Jim
    Jim - 2002 Subaru Forester - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/29/2012
    Transmission fluid coming out at fill tube.
    Fluid is being thrown out at fill tube. Dip stick is actually coming out. Transmission shifts normally, no changes noticed, yet.
     
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  • PatrickB
    PatrickB - 1998 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/26/2012
    What can cause heavy vibrations & hard knocking coming from the front end?
    Major vibrations and strong knocking coming from the front end felt at the wheel and just about throughout the car,axle assembly is good on both sides had it checked.
     
    • Spoon Sports
      1/24/2012 Spoon Sports
      "axle assembly is good on both sides had it checked." - Well, how about the balljoints? Suspension bushings, engine supports, did you have them checked as well?
      Spoon Sports
      1/24/2012 PatrickB
      Everything seemed ok at the garage,problem is,I just list a wheel driving to work tonight
    • Spoon Sports
      1/26/2012 Spoon Sports
      "I just list a wheel driving to work tonight" - What?
  • muddin
    muddin - 1997 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/22/2012
    Shift gear freezes especially when the weather is cold
     
    • Tony
      1/22/2012 Tony
      if car is automatic, it is most likely the shift cable going from the shift gear to the transmission, try to spray some BP blaster on it or get it replaced before it brakes.
  • john
     
    • yboy82
      1/20/2012 yboy82
      You mean your axle bearing? You have to place the brake drum on 2 block of wood. And by using a brass drift and hammer, drive the outer race of the inner bearing from the drum. The seal will come out at the same time.
      yboy82
      1/20/2012 john
      Thanks. This is an all wheel drive vehicle and the bearings are in a bearing well that the shaft goes thru. The drum comes off seperately. I appreciate the help though
    • yboy82
      1/20/2012 yboy82
      You should remove the rear axle and bearing housing as an assembly. Press the halfshaft from the housing. And then position the spacer inside the housing in a radial direction to gain access to the outer bearing. Place a brass drift to the outer bearing inner race. Then drive out the bearing, together with the oil by lightly tapping with a hammer.

      Do not use the old bearing, if you installed the old bearing it may develop an abnormal noise.

      yboy82
      1/20/2012 john
      thanks for the tip
  • john
     
    • yboy82
      1/20/2012 yboy82
      What bearing? Is wheel bearing?
  • Swamy
    Swamy - 2000 Subaru Outback - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/20/2012
    Jerk and thud while accelerating and decelerating in lower gears
    Subaru has 140000 miles. A few months ago, i started hearing a thud and jerk, particularly in lower gears when I release the accelerator pedal or press it to accelerate. The same thing happens when I change gears and then press the accelerator. Check engine light is ...
     
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  • dan the man
    dan the man - 1996 Subaru Impreza - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/8/2012
    What is this part?
    Sometimes car won't start
     
    • CVO
      1/8/2012 CVO
      Local auto parts stores could help you to identify this part, they have their data books with all the information.
  • littlebits
    littlebits - 1994 Subaru Legacy - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/11/2011
    When i turn right the back right wheel jerks until turn is completed
     
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  • ocphil
    ocphil - 2006 Subaru Impreza - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/29/2011
    I have an automatic and it's bucking in first like a standard would but not all the time.... It just starts to rev low..
    Should a transmission flush be done.... And I still have the original spark plugs in since I have had the car 2006....
     
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  • dphin
    dphin - 1999 Subaru Forester - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/25/2011
    Error code P0325 [Acton scanner]
    Auto Trans delays engaging in drive, no problem in reverse. Trans external filter and trans fluid was changed. using the auto scanner - Actron I saw the error code P0325 and I believe the $E1 was also present. I could be wrong about the $E1, I will double ...
     
    • CVO
      11/25/2011 CVO
      A code P0325 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:

      The knock sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced
      There is a wiring short/fault in the knock sensor circuit
      Possible Solutions

      Check the resistance of the knock sensor (compare it to factory specs)
      Check for broken/frayed wires leading to the sensor
      Replace the knock sensor.

      Visit this link to locate the knock sensor.

      http://www.subaruforester.org/.../

      Happy Thanksgiving.
      CVO
      12/19/2011 dphin
      Thanks for the info, sorry to take so long with feedback. What you said was right!
      ...before replacing I sprayed electrical cleaner on the connection and the Trans went
      forward the way it was supposed to. It was short lived success and I just bought a new
      one and replaced it assuming it needs to be replaced.

      CVO
      12/19/2011 dphin
      There's a new problem. When I installed the Knock Sensor I had removed the big air filter assy.
      to get at the sensor better. Prior to replacing the air filter assy with hoses disconnected I tried to start engine, it started but kept choking out unless I kept throttling
      it with gas pedal. It still starts up and I have been
      able to keep it at idle if I keep foot on gas pedal
      as a throttle. I put it all back together and even replaced
      the fuel filter but no luck. I must have done something
      maybe to another sensor? Vacumn line?
      What ideas do you have on this?
      CVO
      12/20/2011 CVO
      Erase the codes and wait for a new codes to show up, re-scan again. Did you get a knock sensor from a Dealer ?
      Note: Try to avoid after market knock sensor.( in my opinion ).
      CVO
      12/23/2011 dphin
      Hello, I rented/loaner a scanner from AutoZone, not sure the thing even works but I got no codes
      and scanner says all is well. Still have the aftermarket knock sensor installed, it came from Drive Wire
      parts/online. It cost $28.00 includes shipping ( sensor $18.19) (" Replacement sensor") I can still start
      engine and keep it going for a short time. When it first starts there's some knocking that goes away as rpm
      increases. There are higher priced sensors avail. Bosch $83 and Paraut of Japan $95
      CVO
      12/23/2011 CVO
      1. check the timing , see this link http://www.autozone.com/.../...rGuideContent.jsp

      2. Try to use the higher octane ( 91 ) and see that helps.
 
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