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How many miles? Is it a clicking "tapping" or a solid tapping?. Subaru engines say many things. A clicking tapping may be the fuel injectors. A solid "tapping" at 25 to 35 sounds more like a rod bearing or a piston slap. A thumping sound is the main bearing. My guess would be a rod bearing.

2006 Subaru... | Answered on May 07, 2019

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2006 Subaru... | Answered on Feb 04, 2019

I had this occur on my 2007 Subaru Tribeca. ABS, Traction Control, Check Engine lights were solid, Cruise Control light was blinking and "Er SS" (commonly misread as Er 55) displayed on Trip Odometer. All lights were cleared after 10 or so miles. It appears this is a Speed Sensor (SS) reading error whereby the computer notices an irregularity with the readings taken from the four wheels. Most often it is a temporary and harmless glitch and sometimes a result of debris that is impeding the sensor's reading at one of the wheels.

2006 Subaru... | Answered on Jan 15, 2019

disconnect the negative battery post before doing electrical work to avoid any hazards. next get a small flat screw driver to remove the map light lenses see the pic below. there are indents to fit the tip of the screw driver. then you can access the mounting screws. if your car has the sunglasses holder open it and remove the other mounting screws to remove the unit


2006 Subaru... | Answered on Jan 28, 2018

This actually does sound like the battery is low on charge. A battery which is quite low on charge will still light the headlights and run many other electrical accessories, but will not engage the starter (which requires much more power than other accessories).
I would start by making sure that an electrical device, such as interior lights, glove box lights, trunk light or something else has not been left on. Then carefully jump start the engine. It is also possible that the battery might need to be replaced for not holding a charge.

2006 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 12, 2017

As far as the cruise control light flashing, the light is flashing to tell you that the cruise has been disabled. The vehicle's computer will disable the cruise control from working when certain trouble codes are set in the PCM (main computer), which the computer thinks may cause harm with the cruise engaged.
The check engine light may not be connected to the deer hit. I have seen many times when something like this is a coincidence. That being said, the jarring from the deer hit may have caused a vacuum leak. Or perhaps there is more damage than you might think under the hood.

2006 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 12, 2017

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2006 Subaru... | Answered on Sep 12, 2017

Mechanism has disengaged - no recourse other than to go in there!

2006 Subaru... | Answered on Sep 11, 2017

jack the wheel up and and sharp spin left and right should help you locate the problem. did you change both sets of the universal joints, if so did you really pack them well with the grease as sometimes if the grease is not well packed you can get a dry spot and this will heat up and become damaged.

2006 Subaru... | Answered on Jul 05, 2017

are you sure he drained the engine oil and not the transmission??

2006 Subaru... | Answered on Jun 27, 2017

to possible answers
the axles are new and the cv joints mat be firm resulting in noise transmission through failing engine mounts ( unlikely but possible )
the tread pattern may be the cause of the noise especially if the tyre pressure is incorrect
Take it back to the shop and take them for a road test to see if they can find the reason
when drive axles have to replaced , it generally means that the front lower arms have to be disconnected so a wheel alignment may also be in order

2006 Subaru... | Answered on May 04, 2017

for the subaru the code p1718 means CAN communication circuit for autoamtic transmission.

2006 Subaru... | Answered on Apr 18, 2017

More than likely the lift gate motor has failed.

2006 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 23, 2017

Check your fuse.

2006 Subaru... | Answered on Feb 27, 2017

Check tension on belt and condition of same. Slipping when first starting can do this.

2006 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 05, 2016

First of all did she run over something that has stuck under the car? Check and see if you have a clunking in one of the wheels Could be a brake in a wheel has come apart. Try and see if it does it again and some one stand beside the car as it moves slowly to find out where the noise is coming from. May not be serious and again it could be. If she drove on snow it could even be a build up of ice and snow. You are not clear what kind of noise and very hard to answer.

2006 Subaru... | Answered on Jan 01, 2016

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