Subaru

Have Subaru Questions? Ask a Subaru Mechanic and Get Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Subaru

My name is ***** *****. Having a couple of problems with my

Customer Question
Customer: Hi my name...
Customer: Hi my name is ***** *****. Having a couple of problems with my 2005 outback legacy wagon xt. My sport light is flashing after about 10 minutes of driving. I noticed that when it is flashing I am unable to shift into sport mode. Second problem is that when I start up in cold weather there is an high squeal and the car is hard to turn especially in reverse and there is tention on the steering wheel. Lastly, I am going through the reserve on my antifreeze about every 100 miles. I havent seen any puddles where I park
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: well the car has 125,000 miles. change the oil every 3000 with synthetic. transmition fluid level is fine and so is the power stearing fluid.
JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Subaru Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. Are you willing to wait a bit?
Customer: Well. I have an apt with a mechanic on tues. I was just trying to get a feel for what I was up against. Text you back if I dont get answers after that apt. Thank you.
JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Subaru
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Subaru Question
Answered in 8 hours by:
1/16/2016
Subaru Mechanic: Ronnie, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
Ronnie
Ronnie, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Subaru
Satisfied Customers: 36,841
Experience: 35 years as an ASE tech
Verified

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I have noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

The Sport light flashing means the system is seeing a fault and when this happens the computer will set and store a fault code and or codes. In order to be able to determine what is failing you are going to need to start with having the computer system scanned and the fault code and or codes retrieved. If you can get this done and post back with the results we can work from there to determine the cause.

Ask Your Own Subaru Question
Ask Ronnie Your Own Question
Ronnie
Ronnie
Ronnie, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Subaru
Satisfied Customers: 36,841
36,841 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 35 years as an ASE tech

Ronnie is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Kevin C.

Kevin C.

Subaru Master Tech.

1,727 satisfied customers

34 years of Subaru service experience, ASE Master Technician.

George H.

George H.

Subaru Certified Technician

1,330 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech 15 + Years

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

409 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Matt

Matt

Engineer

360 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing

Chris(aka-Moose)

Chris(aka-Moose)

Subaru Technician

289 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Subaru Tech -

239 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Subaru Diagnostics

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Subaru Mechanic

190 satisfied customers

Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

< Previous | Next >

Related Subaru Questions
Whining in reverse and steering wheel grabs. I noticed when
I noticed when I first start driving my steering wheel jerks a bit ...no issues when I am driving later … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
My 2011 subaru outback is experiencing excessive steering
hello, my 2011 subaru outback is experiencing excessive steering wheel vibrations at speeds 60+ I have 60K miles on it now … read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
Power Steering does not assist at stop. It is -15 here in MN
Power Steering does not assist at stop. It is -15 here in MN and this has never been an issue. Fluids look good. Steering works once the car is moving down the road? … read more
Dan
Dan
Dealership Technician
Associate Degree
1,773 satisfied customers
We have a 2017 forester. The steering wheel is totally
We have a 2017 forester. The steering wheel is totally locked! We can't wiggle it or turn the key … read more
Dan
Dan
Dealership Technician
Associate Degree
1,773 satisfied customers
Cruise control, horn and buttons on steering wheel do not
cruise control , horn and buttons on steering wheel do not function … read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
02 Impreza, manual. Key won't turn. Steering wheel turns
Steering wheel turns back and forth nicely. Tried two different keys … read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
I have a 98 Forester Forester. The steering is REALLY hard
I have a 98 Forester Forester. The steering is REALLY hard to turn until about 5 minutes of driving. Thanks for your help guys. Mike … read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,817 satisfied customers
I can't get the car to start or steering wheel to turn. I
I can't get the car to start or steering wheel to turn. I heard all my doors lock after I pushed a button. and I can't remember what I pushed … read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
My 2016 outback is steering is locked and will not start
My 2016 outback is steering is locked and will not start Subaru roadside service was unable to help the computer just said steering wheel locked we tried everything battery is full charge and steering… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
My outback steering wheel is lock and will not let me start
my outback steering wheel is lock and will not let me start the car and can not be towed … read more
tamaz22
tamaz22
60 satisfied customers
Steering wheel is locked. can't start car. 2018 Forester.
Just trying to start car. Key won't turn. can't joggle sterring wheel loose … read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
My subaru impreza is leaking fluid from front steering, i
my subaru impreza is leaking fluid from front steering … read more
Ronnie
Ronnie
ASE Certified Technician
36,841 satisfied customers
I have a 2017 Outback and the power steering has failed. Is
I have a 2017 Outback and the power steering has failed. Is there a fuse or relay that I can check and possible reset/replace? … read more
mauricio
mauricio
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
372 satisfied customers
I've replaced my steering rack and i'm still losing power
i've replaced my steering rack and i'm still losing power steering fluid. … read more
Gary
Gary
Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
58 satisfied customers
I turn off my engine and under the steering wheel i see a
i turn off my engine and under the steering wheel i see a blue flashing light it has been on for hour now. What is this and will it run my battery down. … read more
Gary
Gary
Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
58 satisfied customers
2001 Subaru Outback shimmy in steering wheel at 62-70
2001 Subaru Outback shimmy in steering wheel at 62-70 mph.187,000 on vehicle. just started a month ago. Had tires balanced, front end inspected, replaced 1 tie rod, all other joints tight, Alignment a… read more
nelson freitas
nelson freitas
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
107 satisfied customers
Power steering quit. Book says it's electronic. 2013,
power steering quit JA: When was the fluid last checked? Have you heard any whining noises while turning the wheel? Customer: no, book says it's electronic JA: What is the model/year of your Subaru? C… read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
Power steering fluid is bubbling out of the power steering
Power steering fluid is bubbling out of the power steering reservoir when I shut off the car. 2003 Subaru outback 3.0 L engine L.L. Bean edition wagon. Please advise… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x