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High speed vibration in steering is typically caused by an out-of balance wheel. I suggest having your wheels balanced.

2005 Subaru... | Answered on Feb 19, 2018

At 213K km, there's wear in the valve guides (== more oil consumption), the O2 sensor(s) are getting tired, and the plug wires and plugs are old. All these can cause the jerkiness.

Changing the plug wires would be a good start, followed by the plugs, unless thus has been done. A tired O2 sensor usually sets the occasional 420 error code.

You could also try resetting the ECU. What this does is place it into a learning mode, and the jerkiness may disappear for a while. If it does, it means the ECU is running the engine around the edge conditions. Replacing the O2 sensor may help, but don't do it unless you get an error code.

Also, check for exhaust leaks on the "donut" connection after the catalytic converter. Even a small leak can cause the O2 sensor to report "off" conditions.

2005 Subaru... | Answered on Dec 26, 2017

Manual or auto trans? If manual, check fluid level. Grinding noise could be u-joint starting to fail, or even wheel bearing.

2005 Subaru... | Answered on Nov 16, 2017

did it have this problem before you had it serviced. if not then guess what they did something wrong at the shop and need to fix there mistake. sluggish wont go away just changing the oil. if you suspect the brakes dragging. you would only need to jack up the wheels to see which one wont turn. and if a brake is dragging. it will get so hot you can feel the heat when you touch the center of the rim. might check for any vacuum leaks or if they connected the hose clamps from the air box to the intake.

2005 Subaru... | Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Impossible to diagnose without the trouble codes. Get the codes read and post here. ALWAYS start by reading the trouble codes to get a starting point.

2005 Subaru... | Answered on Aug 26, 2017

You MUST read the fault codes to discover what cylinder is misfiring. Why not buy a cheap fault code reader. Here is one such reader. New OBD2 II EOBD Car Diagnostic Code Reader Live Data

2005 Subaru... | Answered on Jun 22, 2017

No there has not been complaint's like with the Toyota's. Toyota is involved with Subaru on a few thing's , But toyota uses Subaru technology not the other way around. And the accelerator style levers are different from Subaru's. Sorry to hear about your accident. Have a great day.

2005 Subaru... | Answered on May 10, 2016

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2005 Subaru... | Answered on Feb 27, 2016

The linkage or nuetral safety switch problem. Call a mobilemechanic thats xperiencd. If hes good takes money aftr job

2005 Subaru... | Answered on Jan 20, 2016

they are mounted to the lower radiator support rail. You have to remove the bumper cover (read plastic outside bumper) to replace them.

2005 Subaru... | Answered on Nov 02, 2015

I ran into this once when I changed a 2000 engine with a 2001 engine. The crankshaft gear for the timing belt was different. One had 2 ears for the crank angle sensor and one had 4. To check if this is the problem, pull all 4 sparkplugs, hook them to your plug wires, turn the engine over and see if you only have spark to 2 cylinders. If that's what you find then you will need to replace the crankshaft timing belt gear.
If that's not it, and you have spark to all 4 cyls., check your fuses. It could be a fuel pump fuse or ECM or an number of other fuses.
Good luck

2005 Subaru... | Answered on Nov 02, 2015

Hello, the interior fuse box is usually located behind the left side dash. Look to see if your car has a small drop down coin compartment just left of your left knee if your sitting in the drivers seat. If you open the small compartment and pull straight back and up the compartment will pop off of its mounting tabs and the fuse box is inside. The fuse map/legend should be on the back of the compartment you just pulled out. The under hood fuse box is on the drivers side of the car, under the hood just inside of the left front fender. It's almost touching the battery and washer fluid reservoir. I hope this info helps.

2005 Subaru... | Answered on May 12, 2015

It can be the issue with weak battery or faulty battery or if battery is ok,then its faulty starter causing the issue.

From start to end troubleshooting these problem i suggest you to click the link below and follow its procedure:-----

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2005 Subaru... | Answered on Apr 23, 2015

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