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  1. 3 points
    More probable the CTS, coolant temperature sensor, needs replaced.
  2. 2 points
    I didn't really see that when I worked in Subaru parts (I left last summer). Certainly not the normal wear items. Yes, occasionally someone would be looking for something odd that wasn't available anymore... But yea, OEMs don't generally have much available after about 20-25 years (I can't believe how much Toyota has for my '91 and '87, and Ford can't even look up my '94).
  3. 2 points
    this, for sure.. if it is even close to being due, do it. also 100% agree with filling the block first via the upper hose, preferably with the nose of the car in the air, then connect the hose & fill radiator. Never had an issue doing it this way.
  4. 1 point
    I'm new to older foreign cars and I'm loving it so far but I have no clue on the location of some parts. I'm looking for the location of fan blower motor
  5. 1 point
    yes, AISIN is commonly used by those wanting a one-stop shop for nearly subaru parts. it's $260 +shipping with a 5% discount code at rockauto while the coolant is empty and you have to remove the thermostat anyway, it's a good time to replace that with Subaru as well. If possible - check first before buying parts. we're assuming unknown age/brand but is there any possibility some of it is new subaru once you get in there?
  6. 1 point
    +1 I'll bet it's got a paper gasket. That could be the failure too. I'd replace that whole timing belt setup
  7. 1 point
    Guys, it's always easy to say OEM/dealer, but for an awful lot of stuff it's simply not realistic. There are two dealers here. They quoted me $170 (CDN) for an EJ25D belt - and at that price I would still have had to wait for it to come in from Portland (i.e. no local stock). Instead I landed a Mitsuboshi from an ebay vendor for about a third of that price.
  8. 1 point
    OEM all the way or, if not, Japanese manufacture; Aisin waterpump, Mitsuboshi belt, Japanese bearings in the rollers....
  9. 1 point
    this: Get them from Subaru or Aisin kits on rockauto/amazon. I'd replace the cam and crank seals too and reseal the oil pump while the timing belt is off.
  10. 1 point
    next time it has sat and you feel confident it would 'fail' , don't start directly; cycle from Off to On, wait for a 3-4-5 count, then back to Off, immediately back to On, count, Off - On. 3-4 times and THEN go from Off to Start. That should pressurize the rails if they have lost pressure.
  11. 1 point
    Poor quality parts were used if this is failing 9,000 miles after replacement. Replace it all with Japanese parts. If that's the quality of water pump used..... I would be questioning all of it including the head gaskets and the labor. GD
  12. 1 point
    You have a bad water pump. That leak is from the "weep hole" which is not visible till you remove the pump. You don't want to run straight water in the system as it has no shaft seal lubricating properties like coolant does. The pump was likely on its way out already though. GD
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    Found a way to save these hard-to-come-by pieces from death by rust. Start by removing rear axle & seized stub axle as a unit from rear trailing arm. Hammer out with block of wood & BFH or dead blow hammer Or my favorite though some will object - a ball peen in stub end & 4 lb drilling hammer. Next remove axle shaft from inner CV/DOJ cup. DOJs are easiest. Boot, outer lock ring, then pull everything else as one. Swab out old grease with rags. CVs require a few more steps, like rocking inner race & cage to one side, removing 2 balls, back the other way then last 2. Then work cage & inner race out - they do come out. Notice hammer marks on CV. Futile attempts to get the bugger off the stub. Note difference in how cup plugs are installed. CVs - plug hollow side up. DOJs - hollow side down. Use an awl to punch a starter hole in cup plug then screw a 1 inch or longer #10 sheet metal screw in which will lift the plug out of the recess. This exposes the end of stub axle. You might have to give seized parts a good soaking overnight with Kroil or other penetrating spray before press work. Install bearing clamshell around DOJ/CV just above dust shield, then place this in between heavy duty plates in 20 ton press. Use 4-6 inch piece of 5/8-3/4 inch round stock with ends squared up on end of stub to press with. Not too long or it may become angled & then bend easily. Plug for swagoffroad products: http://www.swagoffroad.com/SWAG-MACHINED-ARBOR-PRESS-PLATES-PAIR_p_7.html Pump press until either stub starts moving or feels like all 20T pressure is there. Rap on outside of cup a little with hammer to jar it. Helps align things for removal. Relieve pressure & turn cup some. Rinse & repeat until stub comes loose. Did this for alexbuoy & one of his took everything my old Enco press could muster. Finally came loose with a loud bang causing everything on press to jump. Bead blast or wire brush stubs. Hammer holes in cup plugs flat then soft solder holes shut. Clean up flux on plugs. Install with Permatex No. 1 or similar. Remember DOJs - cup plugs down. CVs - cup plugs up Apply anti-seize to splines after re-installing in rear arms. Both ends. Don't forget the rubber washers on short ends of stub axles. Hope this helps save a few axles & stubs in the future. Parts for EA cars are getting scarce.
  15. 1 point
    Pull the cover around the latch hook on the body. There are 2 12mm bolts that hold it. Mark it's present location, loosen the bolts and give it a good tap. it will move back about an 1/8". That should do it. It's worked for me more than once. Larry
  16. 1 point
    Change the water pump. If the T belt is due might as well do it with new idlers. When filling the car start with coolant in the upper radiator hose. Then the radiator. With our t stats on the bottom of the block, you will never fill it by just adding to the radiator. O.
  17. 1 point
    water pump shaft seal is bad
  18. 1 point
    The worst would be a cracked block, but that doesn't seem likely. I'd be getting that timing cover off of there asafp to confirm the water pump.
  19. 1 point
    Yup. It's gotta be a problem with one of the step motors that controls the air doors that direct hot air. you'd really need a good diagram of the system on your car. then you could identify which door and motor would be responsible for directing air to the pass side. Could be a disconnected linkage, or could be a dead stepper motor. So glad my 98 Forester uses cables for all that.
  20. 1 point
    If it's producing heat on one side of the car then the core isn't the problem. It's some type of flapper door actuator problem. And yes depending on the problem it may require substantial dissasembly of the dash. GD
  21. 1 point
    You should do a google image search for “Settlement Creek Racing” Scroll down to see the pic: https://allevents.in/griffith/subaru-brumby-race-car-on-show/169638510505561 In action: Epic build! Cheers Bennie
  22. 1 point
    Looked at his webpage 2 days ago & it appears he still is making adapters, just don't know if its Subaru EJ-Toyota W56 trans adapters. https://www.billsautofab.com/ Contact him?
  23. 1 point
    Run your hand along the entire lens glas to see if you have a chip that is letting water get in.
  24. 1 point
    I would replace the connectors in the plug or get new pigtails. Usually this is the cause of short lived bulbs in the headlights.
  25. 1 point
    I swapped the older metal relays whit the newer plastic relays from JY imprezas.