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    My Subaru may be the death of me

    Please someone help!

    I bought this car in December 09. It has been in the shop (s) more than it has been on the road. Lemon?

    To make a long story short:

    The resume

    12/09-3/10 New headgaskets; 4 shops to diagnose and repair

    4/10-6/10 Newish engine, new turbo, new clutch, new o2 sensor; botched oil change led to engine seize

    Came back from shop with huge dent in fender.

    6/10-present Car won't steer. At Subaru dealership. They say need new steering rack and pump to a total of $2000+.

    Anyone know how hard it is to install these things? I would rather buy the parts myself and take it somewhere else. That's a lot of cash I don't have.

    I love this car and have put time and money in it? Keep or sell is the question. I know if I sell it the buyer will never have a problem.
    Also, anyone know of lemon laws in pennsylvania?

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    What year is it? How many miles? If it's higher mileage and a few years old there's more of a chance that regular maintenance was skipped and/or it was bagged on in it's previous life.
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    The previous owner probally beat the living hell out of it... did you research it prior to its purchase? Was it modded or cutomized at all when you got it?
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    It's a 2003 WRX. It has a clean history. 127,000 miles. engine looked and sounded great when I bought it and the exterior is mint. I now call it a Subaru WCS (worst case scenario). Any suggestions though on replacing the steering rack myself with someone who knows what they're doing?

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