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My 2001 Subaru Forester is
On your next clutch replacement make sure you take the flywheel off and get it machined flat, install a new pressure plate and friction disk and replace the throwout bearing also...Don't be cheap and try to get by with just a friction disk...do it right and it will work for a long time. and take your foot off the clutch peddle when driving!
on Apr 15, 2018
I changed the oil myself on my 2001 subaru forester - everything seemed fine for a little bit (meaning I drove it about 15 miles or so)- then the engine started to sound funny. Noticed there was a t
If the oil level on the engine dipstick is correct, and you used the correct oil, then it is unlikely that you have done anything to damage you engine, however it is normal to also change the oil filer when you change the oil, did you do this. How did you check that the transmission oil was at the correct level and how did you top it up. If the oil has been regularly changed at the correct interval, and the engine has not done huge miles, then it is unlikely that you need to do an engine flush. It is easy to do yourself, as you use an engine flushing oil, run the engine for a short time, and then drain this and put regular oil back into it.
on Jan 03, 2018
Driving with parking brake on
More likely than not you wore the parking brake pads down. The parking brake pads are seperate from the rear disc brakes. They are a drum style. The rear rotars are designed to work as both drum and disc.
I would say in 20 miles you did little no no damage to drivetrain.
Typically when you get a brake job they will adjust the parking brake shoes. It is extremly easy if you have already gone and removed the brake calipers. Essentially you pull off the rotor (you would need a tool for this called a puller. not expensive, maybe $10. Something somone doing your brakes would have.
Once the rotars are off you just turn a star gear.
This might add $15-20 to a standard brake job. Maybe $50 if the shoes need to be replaced.
on Apr 22, 2015
After replacing battery OBD shows computer not
It usually take a few days and a few dozen miles for all the rediness monitors to reset. The car must go through different types of drive patterns during this time, including stop and go traffic, steady highway driving, a few quick accelerations, and quick stops.
on Mar 20, 2015
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