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#11576 of 11746 '90 Subaru Legacy Hesitation - Help!
Nov 13, 2007 (7:53 pm)
I'm not sure what to do, and I don't have a whole lot to spend on it at this point. I've got a 1990 Subaru Legacy, it's been a great car, but all of a sudden things seem to be happening! The worst is that over the past couple of weeks it seems to be having a problem with accelerating and power. Especially when it's cold. Once I've been driving for awhile, it's better, but still kinda rough. I've replaced the spark plugs, and the air filter, I'm about to try some fuel injector cleaner. I'm a single mom, with three teens, and I really need my car!! If anyone has any ideas about what I could do, I would really appreciate it! Thanks!!!
#11577 of 11746 Re: '90 Subaru Legacy Hesitation - Help! [monijo2]
Nov 13, 2007 (8:03 pm)
Hmm, I'd replace the fuel filter, plug wires.
Could also possibly be any one of a number of sensors or even the alternator.
It is almost a 20 year old car, and sometimes it can be difficult to track down a problem like that.
#11578 of 11746 Re: '90 Subaru Legacy Hesitation - Help! [paisan]
Nov 14, 2007 (10:24 am)
If those don't work the next thing to try would be the ignition coil (that addressed an issue with my Forester) or a professional fuel injection cleaning service (that fixed our Mazda 626).
#11580 of 11746 Re: '90 Subaru Legacy Hesitation - Help! [paisan]
Nov 15, 2007 (4:05 pm)
Yes, next will be the fuel filter, maybe the wires, beyond that, I think she's had a good and productive life, and it might be time to let her go. Thank you so much for advice!
#11581 of 11746 Re: '90 Subaru Legacy Hesitation - Help! [monijo2]
Nov 15, 2007 (6:42 pm)
Yeah I hate to see someone throw good money after bad on such an old car, especially in the situation you are in, where you need it to perform at 100%, 100% of the time.
#11582 of 11746 Outback Shuts Off when Turning
Dec 13, 2007 (8:41 pm)
My wife's 2001 L.L. Bean Outback with approximately 39,000 miles will occasionally shut-off when she makes a (right or left) turn. This has happened about three times in the last two months. Her vehicle will start right back up but (of course) I'm very concerned about this problem and if and when it will again occur. We have maintained every recommended service including regular Mobil 1 oil changes.
Any ideas what could be causing this difficulty before I call the dealership?
#11583 of 11746 Re: Outback Shuts Off when Turning [magchase]
Dec 17, 2007 (10:13 am)
Sorry if this sounds obvious, but could it be a near-empty gas tank, with fuel sloshing around and starving the fuel pump?
Besides that, it's still spark or fuel. I'm not sure what it is about lateral acceleration that sets this off. Maybe the fuel pump is too weak? Clogged fuel filter?
Does she ever get a check-engine light? Running rough? Any other symptoms?
#11584 of 11746 Features on 2008 Outback LL Bean 3.0 Wagon
Dec 22, 2007 (3:28 pm)
I am projecting my next car purchase in the Fall of 2008, probably around the model year transition. When I checked two or three years ago several features I wanted in the Subaru Outback LL Bean 3.0 Wagon were not available. They were:
XM Satellite radio
Bluetooth capability for hands free cell phone useage
Keyless ignition (push button start like the Camry)
I have been able to document the XM Satellite radio and Home Link are currently available in the 2008 Subaru Outback LL Bean 3.0 Wagon, but have found nothing on the Bluetooth capability or Keyless ignition and assume they are not available.
Does anyone know of any consideration for these features to be in the 2009 vehicle? I currently have a G35X and am considering the new EX35 for its utilitarian value, but if the Subaru had all the features I wanted, I could save ten grand.
Does a Subaru rep ever give info regarding projections? Am I expecting too much to hope for Bluetooth and Keyless ignition in this vehicle?
#11585 of 11746 Re: Features on 2008 Outback LL Bean 3.0 Wagon [robnis]
Dec 23, 2007 (11:33 am)
Keyless ignition is a bit hokey, I mean it's "cool" but provides no function really.
Bluetooth I would imagine may be in the 09 as it's an option in the 08 Imprezas.