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#4364 of 8657 1999 Subaru Legacy Issue
Mar 07, 2005 (10:08 am)
I have always loved Subaru's and I bought one used last July. The car had 15000 miles on it and no record of problems. Flash forward to today, I have 31000 on it and I am having 2 issues.
I had new break pads put on at 27000 miles and when crusing at a slow speed, I get a nice squeaking noise that you can hear if you have your windows down. It sounds like when your break pads have gone to the metal, but when i pull off the wheels, the pads have a LOT of wear left of them. It only happens when you are traveling at under 10-15 miles an hour.
The other issue is a front diffential leak. It is very minor, but the small drops are getting on a hot part under the car and it's moving a oil smell into the interior. Has anyone ever had this problem and what kind of $$$ amount I am looking at to fix it?
Thanks in advance,
#4365 of 8657 Re: transmission [c_hunter]
Mar 07, 2005 (10:09 am)
If that's the case, then I'd say that the base OB has gone downhill over time. I certainly wouldn't call my '96 sluggish, though it also isn't the fastest accelerating rig on the road. Perhaps the 'optimize for fuel economy' feature has something to do with that. If mine optimizes for fuel economy, that feature must not be working!!!
#4366 of 8657 Low Fuel Warning Light doesn't work (redux)
Mar 07, 2005 (11:13 am)
This is for Patti (and others interested). It's now been a little over two years since I first posted here about this problem and sent you a stack of gas receipts documenting that the low fuel warning light doesn't work on my '99 OB until there's about 0.5 gals left in the tank (and about 6 years since I first brought it to Subaru's attention). At the time, you sent the material off to a department for a reply. So far, I've received nothing and certainly no fix. That's far beyond a reasonable time to wait. Should I take this failure as the "screw you" that it seems to be? Between this experience and the expensive-to-repair gasket (oil) leaks at 80K due to poor engineering, I'm not enthusiastic about going with a Subaru again, which is too bad because I otherwise like the car a lot.
Mar 07, 2005 (12:17 pm)
Don't hold your breath, SoA pulled any official presence they had here.
#4368 of 8657 Re: SoA [ateixeira]
Mar 07, 2005 (4:31 pm)
Oh. You'd never know it looking at the top threads on these forums.
#4369 of 8657 Changing Radiator Fluid
Mar 07, 2005 (6:53 pm)
Hi, I need help locating the radiator or cooling system plug for a 1990 Subaru Legacy.. There's alot of gunk underneath and I cannot find it. Anyone know how to locate it or know of another resource online that will help me?
#4370 of 8657 Opinion about buying 2005 Legacy Sedan
Mar 07, 2005 (10:37 pm)
I need help. I am thinking about buying a new 2005 Legacy 2.5i. I like for a current owner to provide me with his/her honest opinion about the car.
Did anyone have major problem with their car.
Mar 08, 2005 (8:02 am)
Bob - on my '98 Forester there was a plastic plug that you unscrew to drain the radiator. It was on the bottom on the passenger side. Yours may be similar.
It was black plastic and was shaped like butterfly wings.
#4372 of 8657 93 legacy hesitating
Mar 08, 2005 (11:28 am)
I have replace the plugs and wires, air filter O2 sensor, gas filter.
240,000 miles on it.
The car will run ok for a while but the check engine light flashes a code 12 or 13. The car will hesitate ( lose power ) then go for a while. it slows down then speeds up. sucks gas when it does this. It was happening in wet weather at first but seems to happen randomly now.
Mar 08, 2005 (11:41 am)
Fuel pump? If it has spark it's gotta be the fuel supply.