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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#4887 of 8644 Re: subaru legacy 1993 [nielsen]
Jun 07, 2005 (8:05 pm)
Hi, Looks like I'm looking for the same thing you are and my search found your question. I have found you an answer. The connectors are under the dash on the drivers side. There are two pairs of fairly large single socket connectors, one pair bright green(Present codes) the other pair black/clear (Memory codes). My Outback is a 2000 so your pairs may be slightly different, however, Try a search on"www.rennacs.com/getcodes". I found this by running a search on Google for " Subaru Computer Codes. There is also a Haynes Manual called Compter codes that lists all of the code for almost all vehicles.
#4888 of 8644 Re: My Legacy: An Intermittent Starting Problem [lisagre]
Jun 08, 2005 (1:26 pm)
Please have a look at your car key, put it next to your spare one and if its too worn out , change it. The worn out key may cause a default and blocks your starting procedure. If your car gives no reaction at all,as if the battery is dead you should stop trying for one entire minute and then reinsert the key, this will give time to the computer to reset itself on a key problem procedure blocking the contact for safety reasons.
Hope to have been of some help.
#4889 of 8644 Re: My Legacy: An Intermittent Starting Problem [lisagre]
Jun 10, 2005 (2:50 pm)
Have you also checked the possibility of a bad starter? I have similar problems and replacing the starter resolved it for me.
#4890 of 8644 Air Conditioning water leak
Jun 11, 2005 (6:15 pm)
I have a condensation leak with my AC on my 2003 Subaru outback Limited. Where is the hole that should get rid of the water...it is coming all over the passenger side.
#4891 of 8644 Re: My Legacy: An Intermittent Starting Problem [lisagre]
Jun 12, 2005 (8:55 am)
My mother is experiencing a similar problem with her Legacy. It starts intermittently. It doesn't crank, it appears dead although the rest of the electrical system seems to be working, headlights and such. Sometimes it will start after a few tries, other times it will start after a few hours, sometimes it will start after a rest overnight. It is parked in a doctor's parking lot now, as it didn't start Friday or yesterday when we tried it. So far, one mechanic disconnected the alarm system, but the problem continued. Now we are being told that the car thinks it is in gear, so it won't start. Apparently, we need some kind of gear sensor. (about $300 to replace). Has anyone else experienced this problem? It sounds a bit like Lisagre's problem, but not quite....
Thanks for any enlightenment....
#4892 of 8644 Re: My Legacy: An Intermittent Starting Problem [ktrevino]
Jun 13, 2005 (5:55 am)
Gear sensor... Probably they are refering to the neutral safety switch. Next time it will not start, try turning the key to release the shift lock (I am assuming an automatic here, but the same concept applies with a manual shift), and run the shifter thru the gears and return to either neutral or park. Try the ignition again.
I had one fail on a Toyota Camry. It was easy enough to replace, but incredibly expensive for the part (like $400 or so...). Being a nerd engineer, I took mine apart and rebuilt the contacts after hearing the price.
#4893 of 8644 Safety stickers on visors
Jun 13, 2005 (11:47 am)
First, please forgive me if this is the wrong forum, but I have 2005 Legacy, so I figured to try this first.
I know that I am probably being too anal about this, but I would *love* to get rid of those safety warnings on the visors. I would have attempted a sticker-ectomy if the visors were plastic, but I am much more cautious with them being cloth. Any ideas, or should I just let this go.
Thanks for the help!
#4894 of 8644 Re: Trailer Hitch Wiring [fserino]
Jun 13, 2005 (2:37 pm)
An earlier posting detailed the woes of NOT being able to find the 6 prong female connector ,,,,,, needed to complete the hitch wiring. AMEN. I must now resort to splicing the harness into my existing tail/stop/blinker lights and running new ground and 12 volt lines.
#4895 of 8644 Re: car stalling at stops but starts fine [1 subaru owner]
Jun 13, 2005 (3:37 pm)
Hello, I have a legacy 94 and my engine stop when it is cold. I retry many and after many try, my engine run ok. Have you seen this problem with your car ? Best regards Emeric
#4896 of 8644 Navy blue paint has spider veining under clear coat
Jun 14, 2005 (7:35 am)
I was wondering if any other navy blue Subaru Outback owners could do a CLOSE check of their paint to see if they, too, have spider veining under the clear coat. This is especially noticable around the hood of the car, where the front quarter panels meet the hood. We noticed this early on, shortly after purchasing our 2000 Outback in January of 2001 (we bought it brand new). That spring, while doing a detail wash and wax, we noticed what appeared to be paint crackling all around the front half of the vehicle. We took it back to our local dealer and they had the front quarter panels and hood repainted. The next year, the spider veining (as they called it) was back. They refused to do another paint job on it as it was now out of their warranty for body and the paint company had only a 1 year warranty on paint (it was a little over a year). So, we've kept a close eye on our car as well as other Navy Blue Outbacks in the area. We live in Boise, it seems everyone drives an Outback. We have indeed noticed the same spider veining on all navy blue Oubacks we've examined. However, the Subaru dealership in town still doesn't do anything about our car and it seems no one else is concerned with this problem.