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#4384 of 8657 Re: 2001 Legacy wagon clutch problems [profromdover]
Mar 11, 2005 (9:36 am)
"Characteristic of the car...which is underpowered and has all-wheel drive."
Ha, ha, ha, ha. That's classic. He was just trying to blow you off. The service manager is right in one aspect, though, when he said the problem was characteristic of manual Subie trannies for that age. But it has nothing to do with power or AWD. It has to do with crappy clutch material.
The TSB is 03-51-02R, and applies to all manual 99-2002 Legacy sedans starting with vin 36206712 and all manual 99-2002 Legacy Wagons starting with vin 36305452.
If you have the problem documented on receipts, then call Subaru of America, explain the situation, provide the documented evidence, and ask for the TSB to be applied. That will get you Clutch Kit 32098AA020, which includes a new flywheel, cover, disk, and bolts. Problem solved.
Mar 11, 2005 (10:58 am)
Call 800-SUBARU3 and have all the information above handy.
#4387 of 8657 Re: 93 legacy hesitating [tyguy]
Mar 11, 2005 (7:59 pm)
Replace the cap and rotor, and clean out any moisture built up on the distributor while you're replacing them.
It's going to be hard to replace since it has distributorless ignition!
It may be a bad coil pack or corrosion on the coil pack.
#4388 of 8657 Re: 93 legacy hesitating [dcm61]
Mar 12, 2005 (7:13 am)
Ha, ha. Yep, that would be a tough swap. Thanks for clarifying.
I think you're right, then, the coil pack would be the next culprit. The coils could be arcing when there's enough moisture in the air, or corrosion may be interfering with the spark.
Mar 12, 2005 (7:34 am)
Ask a VW owner, they have experience with that.
#4390 of 8657 Re: Electrical problem after changing battery [ornt]
Mar 12, 2005 (10:21 am)
My 98 Subaru Outback is doing the exact same thing. I hit the lock and unlock buttons on my keyless remote, and the flashing stopped. Now, I'm hearing the clicking from the fuse panel area down by the driver's left foot. If I have the driver's door open and I put the key in the ignition, the car beeps at me like normal. However, I shut the door, turn the key to start it, and it won't even turn over. I can't start the car. And I'm still hearing the clicking. I hit the lock/unlock buttons and I get nothing. Help!!!!! It's driving me nuts and I can't go anywhere now. I called the local Subaru dealership and the service dept is closed (it's Saturday), and none of the salesmen could help me. Thanks in advance. I promise good karma is coming your way.
Mar 12, 2005 (11:29 am)
When I disconnect my battery and then reconnect, I always cycle the keyless lock and unlock a few times. That stops the lights that blink at first.
#4392 of 8657 Re: Electrical problem after changing battery [bourbon84]
Mar 12, 2005 (12:50 pm)
Did you clean the terminals and cable connectors with a battery brush? It sounds like either you have a bad contact at the terminal, or a possibly a bad wire. Rob M.
#4393 of 8657 Re: Electrical problem after changing battery [bourbon84]
Mar 14, 2005 (8:30 am)
Not sure if you're still having trouble with this, but I had a similar problem with my 1997 Legacy Sedan. Here's the deal: Code Alarm Programming Button is under dashboard on the kick panel by the driver's left knee, left of the steering column. This is where the clicking noise is coming from. If you can't find it, it might still be tucked up in the wiring harness higher up in that same general area. The botton is recessed in a plastic ring.
This button must be pressed while programming remotes or if the battery was disconnected and the lights are flashing. Turn ignition key to 'On'
Press and *hold programming button* in
After 15 seconds the the door locks will cycle 3 times. Do not release Programming button
Press lock (left) button the remotes to be programmed. The door locks will cycle one time.
Exit programming mode by releasing Programming button under dashboard and turning key to off.
Hope this helps.