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Old 04-24-2007, 08:20 PM   #1
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2002 WRX Wagon
Midnight Black Pearl

Exclamation I just love when **** goes wrong

So the story starts off about 3 weeks ago coming back home from a freinds house, when 3rd gear starts makin a weird noise, now this is the same day i got it back from the body shop, then im around the corner from my house when 3rd gear decides to take a crap on me...so i bring it to the tranny place the next day and discuss my warranty that i had on it from about 8 months ago when i first bought it, they think that i abused it and wont cover it, so after fighting and fighting i just say w/e, go ahead and fix it, they did a great job last time so i figured i would stay there. soo a couple of days go by and i hear nothing from them, so about 5 days in i call them and they tell me" oh yea were pullin it in now to look at it" meanwhile i dropped the car off almost a week ago...soo about 2 more days go by and they said the same thing, so i questioned them about it, and they said they had somethin to do, which is just mind boggleing. soo after this 3 weeks...being today...i finally go and pick the car up...feels great shifts nice and smooth, drives the same and everthing, feels just as fast as well, so i start to get on it and realize its only reading 10-11lbs of boost (car only has exhaust), but it feels the same...so i get home and pop the hood and i notice all the hoses i put in for the gauge were under the black support bar of the intercooler, when i put them on top of it, so i look at the left of it and the bushing is new then i notice tons of grease all over the intercooler. then i look over the car and realize there is greasy fingerprints all over the dam thing, and i detailed right after i got it back from the body shop...look at the brand new paint on both fenders, stratched to *****, with oil dripping down part of the fender. if if ur thinkin y didnt i look at the car before i drove away is b/c there were closing and i was in a rush. So can someone please tell me why the intercooler needs to come off when the tranny comes out, it really doesnt make any sense to me what so ever....

Sorry i just needed to vent...!!
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:44 PM   #2
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Location: Jersey
1415 Legacy/Forester


What warranty do you have on it and who did the repairs? Was it a dealer or a shop? I'm guessing it is a shop (non-dealer). Did they ever do work on Subaru's before? Are you fighting the warranty not covering it? You must really be frustrated! Fight back!
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:01 PM   #3
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Location: Insane Empire, So Cal.
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Sounds like imho they where joy riding broke something and needed the time to fix it.

I would take it to another shop to have them look at it to see if they can see any work done to the engine? It would suck to have it a week and then the engine goes out myst.
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:52 PM   #4
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I hope you wrote down the exact mileage before you took the car in?
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:29 PM   #5
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easier to get to the pitch stop and upper bell housing bolts when the intercooler is off
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:01 PM   #6
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yeah the starter, clutch line etc are all under the IC so removing it would be standard i think
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:46 PM   #7
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mechanics are idiots unless they work at a specialty shop... ie. rallitek, corvettes only etc
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