Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday August 12, 2020
Home Forums Images WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Impreza Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.







* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-29-2020, 07:44 AM   #31601
rizaldiiii.13
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 512180
Join Date: Mar 2020
Default

hello, i just wanted to ask , is it normal for the 2012 impreza hatchback to have noise when going over uneven roads or small bumps??, coz i feel like theres a 'thumping' sound, i just recently replaced all the bushings and both of the rack end

and one more thing,my seat's springs ate broken so i hear like a squeak/creaking sound if the car shakes, and now whenever i went on an uneven road the car feels so bumpy, is it bcs of the seat's springs?

thankss
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
rizaldiiii.13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 06-29-2020, 08:07 AM   #31602
JustaImpreza
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 357515
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Glens Falls, NY
Vehicle:
2018 WRX - Base
Crystal White Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rizaldiiii.13 View Post
hello, i just wanted to ask , is it normal for the 2012 impreza hatchback to have noise when going over uneven roads or small bumps??, coz i feel like theres a 'thumping' sound, i just recently replaced all the bushings and both of the rack end



and one more thing,my seat's springs ate broken so i hear like a squeak/creaking sound if the car shakes, and now whenever i went on an uneven road the car feels so bumpy, is it bcs of the seat's springs?



thankss


This happened to my 2013 twice while under warranty. Rear shock and front shock were leaking both times. Look for oil on the lower part of the strut assembly below the bottom of the spring seat down to where it meets the hub assembly. Compare all four corners. Should be easy to tell which one is leaking.
JustaImpreza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2020, 09:23 AM   #31603
rizaldiiii.13
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 512180
Join Date: Mar 2020
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustaImpreza View Post
This happened to my 2013 twice while under warranty. Rear shock and front shock were leaking both times. Look for oil on the lower part of the strut assembly below the bottom of the spring seat down to where it meets the hub assembly. Compare all four corners. Should be easy to tell which one is leaking.
So did u replace the strut?? im gonna check for the oil leak in the struts tomorrow
rizaldiiii.13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2020, 02:19 PM   #31604
JustaImpreza
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 357515
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Glens Falls, NY
Vehicle:
2018 WRX - Base
Crystal White Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rizaldiiii.13 View Post
So did u replace the strut?? im gonna check for the oil leak in the struts tomorrow


Absolutely! Covered by warranty both times. Had to argue to get an alignment check / adjustment, but that was covered too. The noise went away after replacement.
JustaImpreza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2020, 08:26 AM   #31605
rizaldiiii.13
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 512180
Join Date: Mar 2020
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustaImpreza View Post
Absolutely! Covered by warranty both times. Had to argue to get an alignment check / adjustment, but that was covered too. The noise went away after replacement.
i just checked the struts and theres no sign of oil leak though
rizaldiiii.13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2020, 04:46 PM   #31606
CalTech87
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 348055
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Diego
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza 5MT
ISM

Default

Changed my spark plugs this morning. Unless I missed something this was easier than doing the brakes. Cost was less than $100 and took a couple hours. Vice the quoted $650 from the dealership.

Probably old news or maybe a refresher:

HIGHLY recommend a "spark plug" socket (deep/magnetic), link to the one I used: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Also a 3" socket extension as mentioned on some forum or another. Was a tight fit but worked. Some were using a joint socket for a better angle but this shouldnt be necessary.

Saw a lot of caution about cross threading, some guy using a hose to align the spark plugs? The socket helped here, I could just hold the extension and start inserting by hand easily.



Was getting a smell through my vents about a month ago, dealer fixed a seal on the engine under warranty from the short block replacement. Paid for steam cleaning after.

Still getting that smell. Put the car on ramps this morning and it looks like some parts are caked with dirt = sticky oil layer. Noticed a spot of oil on my fumoto and under the transmission. Either the dealer didnt clean it or its still a problem. Will notify them and check again in a couple weeks for droplets.

Hoping the oil consumption issue is at least gone for good...
CalTech87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2020, 07:00 PM   #31607
DieselDorf
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 454773
Join Date: Sep 2016
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Traverse City, MI
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sport
Pearl White

Default

Iím surprised too, everyone always says how bad the plug job is.
The brakes were easy too. Itís actually a very simple car to work on which is nice for the diyer
DieselDorf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2020, 11:32 AM   #31608
Invisible3mpire
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 373741
Join Date: Nov 2013
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: DFW
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza Hatch
ISM

Default

Did my plugs somewhat recently as well. Wasn't happy with the amount of gunk left on one. Ended up having a shop owner friend replace the valve cover gaskets and spark plugs tube seals @ ~163k miles.
Invisible3mpire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2020, 05:13 PM   #31609
CalTech87
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 348055
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Diego
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza 5MT
ISM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Invisible3mpire View Post
Did my plugs somewhat recently as well. Wasn't happy with the amount of gunk left on one. Ended up having a shop owner friend replace the valve cover gaskets and spark plugs tube seals @ ~163k miles.
Nice! Hoping I can make it to that many miles if my oil leak ever gets fixed.
CalTech87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Possibly looking into a 2011 or 2012 Impreza? xenonk Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 2 03-08-2020 05:34 PM
2012 Impreza STI concept art khaki_man Member's Car Gallery 37 03-15-2011 02:02 AM
Newsflash: 2012 Impreza looks like BigElm's Butt WagonMonster Off-Topic 4 02-28-2011 07:11 PM
2012 Impreza Concept Zakster87 General Community 14 11-17-2010 04:09 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2020 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2019, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.