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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#11707 of 11746 Re: Rear Hatch release [dcm61]
Nov 23, 2008 (7:04 am)
The rear hatch unlocks with the doors.
Jan 30, 2009 (12:27 pm)
We are about to purchased a used 2000 outback, our second, it has the factory installed stereo without the cd player, but the unit is set up for the cd- has all the buttons, etc- is there any place that still sells the single units that go with this car and stereo? Where would I find them. Thanks
#11709 of 11746 Re: 2000 Legacuy Outback [traffic_hank3]
Jan 30, 2009 (2:12 pm)
The two most likely places to look are probably an online Subaru parts supplier or a scrapyard, depending on whether you are looking for a used or unused unit. The supplemental (add-on) CD player in my 1996 Outback was a Panasonic unit. I am not sure, however, if they changed to another supplier by 2000.
#11710 of 11746 Re: 2000 Legacuy Outback [traffic_hank3]
Feb 02, 2009 (2:34 pm)
I would shop for a 6CD changer out of a WRX from 2002 or so.
The harness plugs right in, no hassles, and that double-DIN sized unit fits where the regular radio and single CD add-on would go, so the size is perfect.
I put one in a 2002 Legacy. I put a 2nd one in a 1998 Forester.
There is one hard-to-reach bolt, you'll need a long phillips screw driver with a magnetic tip.
But the harness fits so it is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.
#11711 of 11746 Dead Starter??
Mar 06, 2009 (7:28 am)
Hi, I'm trying to help a friend whose 1999 Outback Legacy is stuck in downtown Boston. The car has power but won't start. Does that sound like a dead starter? Years ago I remember on some cars, if you were really lucky, you could give the solenoid a few whacks and that might get it started. Anyone know if this works in a 99 Outback? Any thoughts on a solution (other than having the car towed!) would be much appreciated. thanks!
#11713 of 11746 Re: Dead Starter?? [dmurr3]
Mar 06, 2009 (10:22 am)
It depends on the problem. If the solenoid is sticking, the whacking could help. If the starter is "dead," no, it won't help start the car, but it might make you feel better! Starter replacement is a very simple task, so if there is a strong possibility that the problem is the starter, your friend could buy one and install it on site.
#11714 of 11746 Re: Dead Starter?? [dmurr3]
Mar 06, 2009 (2:21 pm)
If it's a manual they could push start it.
Not as easy with AWD but it can be done.
#11715 of 11746 Re: Dead Starter?? [dmurr3]
Mar 06, 2009 (4:49 pm)
Is it able to be shifted? Sometimes the gear shifter needs shaken a bit to make sure it is in park. The car will start only in Park or Neutral, but if it is not fully in Park, it won't start.
#11716 of 11746 Flood Damage to a Suburu Outback Legacy!
Apr 19, 2009 (8:59 pm)
I have a 1996 Outback Legacy 2.5 Liter that was succumbed to high level flooding in the Houston, TX. area. I drove home from work during a very long unrelenting rainfall. I started noticing a wining drone sound coming from the car only when driving at 15-25 mph. It made a loud squeal when I went into reverse. The next morning the squealing sound happened driving forward and reverse. The whine doesn't sound like belts. It sounds more metallic. I checked the transmission fluid and the transaxle fluid and both show no evidence of water/cloudy appearance. I would like to know if there is anybody who may know where to start focusing on repairs. There is no squealing at idle or reving up to 2500 rpms. The sound seems to originate from the wheel or axle? Could it be the antilock brakes malfunctioning? Thank you in advance for any suggestions.