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#11403 of 11746 Re: 1993 Subaru legacy... [xwesx]
Nov 02, 2006 (7:23 am)
Good description of parts and function. The only thing I would add is that some systems (depending on year, sophistication) also have a separate idle-air circuit. When the throttle plate is fully closed (idle), this separate pathway meters a fixed amount of air around the MAS/MAP sensor, and sends an estimate of flow to the ECM, with additional feedback from the cat O2 sensor to fine tune it. I guess they figure that the MAS/MAP sensor accuracy at very low CFM is questionable, so provide a different measurement method.
#11404 of 11746 1999 Subaru Legacy Hesitation
Nov 14, 2006 (1:55 pm)
My 1999 Subaru Legacy has us stumped. We get a hesitation during acceleration, sometimes a violent shake in 1st gear. (The car has yet to die during one of these episodes.) The hesitation is variable, ie there is no correlation between the hesitation and the time of day, weather, ect. The only correlation is that it generally runs fine when we take it our mechanic. The most frequent code we get is for the oxygen sensor. We have replaced the 1) throttle position sensor, 2) idle control valve, and 3) oxygen sensor.
#11405 of 11746 Navigation decision
Nov 15, 2006 (12:04 pm)
Hi: Thinking about purchasing the 2007 LL Bean model in a couple of months & would like some advice from you experts on the navigation system option? Does anyone have the system & is it upgradable? What features do you find useful? Just can't decide if it's worth the extra money. Thanks Lawrence
Nov 15, 2006 (2:05 pm)
I have a 90 Suburu Legacy (177K miles), so I have finally decided to add another car and of course I want another Suburu Legacy, but I want it in RED. I am extremely disappointed that there are no red 2007s.
Why would they have discontinued red? Who can I e-mail, call, beg, threaten, whatever to get it in red?
Now I'm wondering do I need to wait until the 2008s to see if they bring red back. I would rather not, because my poor 90 Legacy needs a break from long trips. I do have someone looking for a new 06 Legacy GT for me in red.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
#11407 of 11746 Re: Red 2007 Cars [90subbie]
Nov 16, 2006 (4:34 am)
Well, you cannot do much... You have to pick a color from five colors they offer. Email SOA or call 1-800-SUBARU3 and let them know that you like red color. Regarding 2008, based on SOJ color palette, I highly doubt they will bring back red (unless SOA have a tonne of requests for red).
#11408 of 11746 Re: 1999 Subaru Legacy Hesitation [sublegbri]
Nov 16, 2006 (8:50 am)
Spark or fuel, as they say. Gotta be one of those.
If you haven't already, try new spark plugs and spark plug wires. If they are original they are overdue for replacement. Beyond that, look at the ignition coil ($80 or so). Also try a fuel system cleaner like Techron.
#11409 of 11746 Re: Red 2007 Cars [slazenger]
Nov 16, 2006 (11:00 am)
Yep. Subaru seems to be going with these washed out, bland colors... maybe they appeal more to the masses. I, too, prefer colors with vibrance - deep and glistening reds, greens, and blues.
This is actually one of the primary reasons I am steering away from Subaru for our next purchase. My wife is dead-set on one though, so who knows. Even though I am the one paying for it and working on it, I seem to have very little sway on her opinion.
#11410 of 11746 Impression of the L.L. Bean
Nov 20, 2006 (2:45 pm)
Well, I just got back from test driving the LL Bean Outback. Please don't flame me for this because I LOVE my old Subie. My experience of the Outback was.... smooth ride, great pick-up, nice interior. But... I found it hesitated on the highway between 3 and 4 rpms... It happened a number of times. I found the cornering very loose and sloppy compared to my old Subie and my Saab. There was also some wind noise which was surprising. Features that I would want on both the Bean and the Limited model would be on-wheel controls... just on the Bean... a light that stays on for a bit after you stop the engine.
I'm wondering if others have felt the hesitation and if it's just a function of the six cylinder. This car had very few miles on it.
#11411 of 11746 Re: Impression of the L.L. Bean [carteach]
Nov 20, 2006 (4:58 pm)
Carteach-I have an 06 LL Bean and my car hesitates quite a bit-usually at the most inopportune moments like going up an incline or when I'm trying to pass someone. I just had it at the dealer and complained about the tranny problem but as I expected I was told that "nothing is wrong-the car simply has to learn my driving habits". I love the AWD and the style of the car but I'm annoyed, especially since the car was not inexpensive. Makes me wish I'd kept my peppy Jetta and dealt with it's problems rather than have traded it in for the Subaru. I'm really disappointed with Subaru and doubt that I would buy another one.
#11412 of 11746 Re: Impression of the L.L. Bean [djetta]
Nov 20, 2006 (5:39 pm)
Thanks for sharing. I'm not going to pay $30K for a car that can be dangerous. Sad because I LOVE my '95 Legacy. Funny you should say that about your Jetta. I just sold my Saab, which I loved, hoping to save $$ down the road. I'm going to test drive the Acura tomorrow. Then on to the Camry and Avalon which from what I've read on these forums are having the same tranny issues. I wonder if there really is something in the self-training transmission.