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first have a compression test done to know for sure if head gaskets
from your description I think not as it would be overheating all the time
if you are running hot all the time and the radiator is original the cores could be blocking up so a replacement radiator would be a good move
next check out the cat converters because if they are blocking the exhaust , the hot /cold on off readings could be from them failing and blocking the exhaust

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Oil leaking from old valve cover gaskets is common on Subaru engines. Once the plugs get oil on them it's best to replace the gasket, wires and plugs. Since that's been done, the next step would be a scan of live data to see what fuel trims and oxygen sensors and MAF sensor readings are. Also, a fuel pressure test. Until you do that, you really don't know what's going on. Don't replace any more parts until you get it diagnosed.

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First clog that can happen is a stuck (closed) thermostat. Check and replace

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Hi Michael,it could be the thermostat or the housing,you will have to get to it to see what is causing your leak,I am sending you a link on how to repair it. Repair Guides Thermostat Removal Installation AutoZone com Here's a link to a new thermostat. Duralast Thermostat Here's a link to a new gasket. Duralast Thermostat Here's a link to a new housing. Felpro Thermostat Gasket Dorman Water Outlet The housing look's plastic,may be cracked,you may have to order it.

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It could be that the return port in your brake master cylinder is blocked and it takes a while after you stop to bleed back. Col

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buy a code scanner for 25 bucks,plug it in and get the codes,then you will know more than guessing for a 1000 dollars in parts

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There are separate flashers for directional and emergency lights so they might not flash at the same rate.

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No such device. It sounds like you are not getting fuel. Try this:
* disconnect the battery for about 30 seconds. This will reset the ECU, which causes it to re calibrate the engine management.

Check if the ECU is throwing any sort of error code.

Your fender bender may have damaged some wiring, or the repair may have left something disconnected.

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Do headlights work? Do they get dim when you hit the start position, if so battery has bad cell.
Bad batteries might be OK after charging and running the car for a time but will discharge after car sits for maybe longer than a half hour. Usually a bad cell.
Take to auto parts store, they will load test it for free.

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Sure it is parking and not brake lights? Rear only?

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If you dont want to replace it. Just have some one push you tlwith the ignition on put in 3rd and pop the clutch once your rolling good . Dont forget to push the clutch back in.

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Wrong starter. Binding while putting it in. Fatigue. Faualty manufacting.

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Any warranty? Take it back to the seller. "undisclosed" problems. My guess is you have some bearing or drive line system problems.

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for the easy solution download the pdf file

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What you do is open door and remove the door insert, undo every screw and then with a screw driver take care not to scratch the paint work, so wrap the end of the screwdriver. Up with the hanky ( the blade end) then gently prise open gently the insert , then once you have taken the insert off , remove the plastic only around where the door handle should be, you then reach in and feel for the door handle and around it you should feel a couple of nuts , they should be either a 8mm or 10mm spanner, undo the nuts and when you take out the nuts. Then from the outside wriggle the door handle until it half comes out and then disconnect all the rods that go to your inner door handle and the rod to your door handle!!. To replace it is reverse of what you just done but with the new handle

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If the check engine light is not on, I would say the problem is inside the speedometer head.

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