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My 1998 Subaru Forester steering wheel locked while I was driving and the brakes went out also.
I agree with the other Expert, but the steering wheel lockup is puzzling. Do you mean it did not turn or was hard to turn?
Now if the steering wheel locked in its Parked position, then the Ignition switch had to allow it. It would be consistent with losing the electric feed to the motor and things the other Expert said. Your Ignition switch may have turned itself off. Sometimes too much weight on a keychain is enough.
If the car will start, it may be okay. But the inside of your Ignition may be coming apart or your Keychip is cutting out. You might want to change Ignition switches.
on Nov 04, 2012
Tapping in engine
change the motor oil. but catsh the oil in a bucket orso,listen while,
the oil comes out if you dont hear any pieces falling in bucket.
second you say near trans,is it an automatic.sound can travel far.
on Jul 27, 2012
Engine swings but does not start
Your engine needs basically four things in order to start:
> Volumetric efficiency (V)
> Air/fuel ratio (A)
> Compression (C)
> Ignition (I)
V + A + C + I = POWER
When there is no POWER (engine will nor start or run), it is because one of the parts of the equation is missing. PRELIMINARY diagnosis is to determine which parts of the equation are present and which are missing. Then PINPOINT diagnosis is to determine WHY the missing parts are missing.
Until pinpoint testing is completed, nobody can do anything but GUESS what is causing your engine to not start.
on Jun 02, 2012
Lower rad hose collapse
Ok open your drain **** on the bottom of the radiator run a water hose at top where radiator cap is see if the water runout the bottom good if not then you do have a blockage. I would all sheck to see if bottom hose is real soft when you squeeze it if so replace it. Just make sure you put the right kind of antifreeze back in your radiator if it needs replace. There is the green and there is orange kind, if you have aluminum heads orange is best. I hope this helps you if you haven't already fixed the problem.
on May 10, 2012
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