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Old 08 Feb 2013, 06:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

Just bought a 2002 AWD Subaru Impreza GX Estate, and I am having a few problems (my first Scooby) and was hoping for some advice.

My car is juddering at the lights when stationary, as if I am being gently kicked in the back of my seat. It doesn't happen every time. When moving, it occasionally judders a little now and again as well.

Also, there is a strange squeaking noise from the engine that sounds like the fan belt but I have no idea as I know little about the workings of cars.

Finally, I keep noticing oil spots on the drive. The filter has just been changes as part of a standard garage service, and I am wondering if it is possibly just left over residue from that (it was in a bad shape before they changed it, I am told) or if it could be something else. Do these cars have something in particular that is known as a common problem in this area?

The car has just been serviced at the gargage and has had new brake pads, some electrics and battery replaced, as well as the usual oil filter, spark plugs, etc.

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Re: New owner, a couple of problems

take it back to them and get it checked out
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Re: New owner, a couple of problems

02 sensors are very common on these, the garage should be able to look at it thru live data and see what its doing.
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