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    70 years old. Retired Army. 20plus years Subaru owner.
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  1. Don't overlook checking for spark/fuel. The basics.
  2. If by hubs you are referring to the wheels, my guess is everything else will be stock Subaru stuff. Edit: If the curent calipers also contain the E-brake, then everything other than the wheels are stock.
  3. john in KY

    Brake pad seized on Loyale

    Does this model have the hill-holder feature?
  4. "You can try soaking it with AeroKroil or other rust penetrant but your success may vary. Sometimes using a chisel to open up the split assuming you got the entire pinch bolt out." That's the technique I used to remove the last ball joint I did. Took a couple of three days but that Kroil will eventually "eat" that rust. Had the knuckle off the car. Don't know what your time is worth but new knuckles on eBay for around $80.
  5. A complete new engine will be very expensive. I think a rebuilt chart block goes for around $2500. Check out car-parts.com for a used engine. If this was my problem, used engine all the way. Rebuilding your engine will be very expensive. Crankshaft/ rods/bearings/labor...wow. Currently live in KY but originally from Ohio. Hooked up with the ex while attending school in VA.
  6. From your description of the problem I won't throw money at the original engine. Subaru offers a factory rebuilt short block or source a low-mileage used engine. Replacing the engine itself is not rocket science and the kid down the street can probably do it for a few hundreds. My ex is from Pico Rivera. Good chance you probably dated her as I learn over time the girl really got around.
  7. Problem solved. Looked behind radio/glove box/under steering wheel and never found that relay. Two days ago I replaced the HVAC control panel and in the process unplugged the 4-way flasher button. Didn't remember to plug it back in and that was the problem
  8. Lost my turn signals tonight. Fairly confident the relay failed but where is it located?
  9. May be as simple as adjusting the clutch. My old Dodge truck has a hydraulic clutch and I can always tell when the slave cylinder needs replaced as it becomes a bear to shift gears, especially reverse.
  10. More probable the CTS, coolant temperature sensor, needs replaced.
  11. john in KY

    XT coupe air struts.

    Be careful if you have to remove the air lines. Those plastic couplers are easy to snap. A short plastic straw spot longways makes an excellent tool. The XT6 used the same compressor and I think the 1st generation Legacy also used the same part.
  12. I know one thing, the tire shop won't pay. Older models had a fuse holder under the hood that disabled the AWD function. If this model has one, insert a fuse and if the vibration is still there, probably not caused by a transmission problem.
  13. john in KY

    Loyale won’t run

    I don't know but thinking 2 types of rotors. One type requires a set screw. May want to check the rotor. Just remembered the coil bracket must have a good ground contact.
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