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  1. you can test the ohms of resistance at the plugs. all the sensors should be real close to each other. The bad one probably wont have a reading . THe ringer is that they can be good but the part that sticks out can be bent or broken off and not giving the computer a signal
  2. It will be less trouble to get the right trans. You can get low mileage ones from the JDM outfits for 2-300. Or any junkyard they dont fail that often so you have good ods that youll get a good one .
  3. i have used the earlier DOHC 2.5 short blocks and their corresponding head gaskets. You can still buy these thru JDM importers.
  4. Really these engines are all junk from the get go. They have bad ring failures, AVLS sensor failures and the original crappy headgaskets that subaru has been putting on the engines since 99. They are over designed and under engineered. I see tons of these engines failing around 90K. After 05 subarus quality dropped off and the cars have tons of issues.
  5. i think you will find that your rear brakes are frozen up and your fronts arent fully engaging. Make sure that your pads move easily thru the brackets and that the pins slide freely. Usually the bottom pins are frozen
  6. Yeah you can take the wheel off and bang on the center part of the drum. this should help "release" the stuck brake. Put car back on ground and try and drive it. The flickering lights are on the dash it could be the alternator.. might clear up after its been driven a little
  7. I agree that these transmission are bullet proof. Most 95-2004 subarus go to the junk yards with their original trasnmissions. In 14 yrs of subaru repair i have only replaced ones that were abused and broke the ring and pinion gears... oh and one that the trans-cooler lines broke and they kept driving it with no fluid.
  8. the Idle control valve/motors do fail from time to time. When i have annoying issues like this i usually swap the whole intake. This eliminates over 1/2 of the potential problems all at once.
  9. yes just using existing legacy or impreza struts will work. Like they said youll need to remove the spacers. There are at the front cradle, rear transmission mount and rear subframe. The steering universal is also shorter.
  10. If you got a coil from Autozone that could be the issue too. The aftermarket ones they sell are junk. You are better with a used Subaru one. I have worked on Subarus only for 14 years and have only replaced a couple. They had burnt terminals from crappy wire sets being installed.
  11. 99% of the time miss-fires are bad wires. Use NGK the ones you get at autozone and the likes are junk. Next go after plugs. Also check the coil terminals for corrosion. They should be bright
  12. It also seems to be burning oil... white smoke out the tailpipe. My thoughts were failed rings/low compression. I just dont know the quirks of this engine.
  13. Hello team. I am reaching out before i start spending time diagnosing to see if any of you have run into issues with the 06 era H-6 3.0 engine that has a dead miss on three cylinders. ( 2 , 4 and 6) Just seeing if this is a know issue before i waste time/money. Thanks,Craig
  14. Yep everyone is doing it :/ and its only getting worse/cheaper stuff.
  15. Yeah 3-5000 miles is a good aim. The issue/problem with the newer motors is the restrictions in the oil flow at the valves and the filters. the screen type filters are easily clogged and collapse causing a worse issue