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#5419 of 8657 water leaking in 1999 subaru legacy
Nov 07, 2005 (12:55 pm)
when it rains my Subaru Legacy wagon drips water on the drivers side under the dash where the hood release is located. I have cleaned out all the areas and can't find where the problem is. Dealer states bring it in and a third company comes in to find and repair the prob. Am I going to be hosed here, but need to stop the dripping of water when it rains.
#5420 of 8657 Re: Intermittant sticking and mushy brakes after tire change [outbackowner1
Nov 07, 2005 (2:24 pm)
They want your $600 one way or another. Of course you should bring your car to another mechanic. You can probably get the same job done (if needed) somewhere else cheaper. Even if you can't get it done cheaper... I don't trust this shop from what you are saying.
Ask you co-workers, neighbors, etc to recommend a mechanic. You don't have to bring it to a Subaru dealer. Not at all. There are many good shops out there that can work on Subarus.
#5421 of 8657 Re: Intermittant sticking and mushy brakes after tire change [outbackowner1
Nov 07, 2005 (3:02 pm)
If this started happening as soon as you picked it up, then most likely that first shop is being dishonest with you - they want that $600! I agree.... definitely take it somewhere else. Also document everything that has been and will be done, including dates/times of conversations and with whom you spoke. If it ends up being an expensive repair, you might need to go after that first shop or log complaints with BBB, etc. Dinking around with a vehicle's safety systems is no game....
#5422 of 8657 Re: Intermittant sticking and mushy brakes after tire change [outbackowner1
Nov 07, 2005 (3:06 pm)
FWIW: If you can do so, always take the tire off the car and use the temporary while you get the tire fixed. The less opportunity you give a shop to rip you off, the better. Tires can be the worst ones because you often have to stop at whatever shop is closest to get the tire repaired and you have no idea about the shop's reputation...
#5423 of 8657 Re: water leaking in 1999 subaru legacy [icfc]
Nov 07, 2005 (3:10 pm)
Sounds like something may be coming down from the pillar. Is the 99's antenna mounted over the driver's head? There may be a leak there or at the front roof rack mount. I'd check those areas first - pour some water over the roof around them and check the interior for leaks. Oh, and if the 99 still had the roof protection strips inside the roof rack area, one of those screws could be leaking. It might be worth pulling the screws, adding some silicon, and reinserting them.
#5424 of 8657 Re: awd not engaging [mfhyatt]
Nov 07, 2005 (6:17 pm)
Where is this fuse and how do I get my 98 in fwd only ?
#5425 of 8657 Re: Antifreeze odor [sstevek]
Nov 07, 2005 (6:27 pm)
The dealership checked my car today. There was in fact a head gasket leak on the left side. (I should have asked if that meant the driver or passenger side) They gave the coolant treatment that I've heard about for no charge but admitted the success rate is not 100%. I should bring the car back in about 1k miles to have it re-checked. If it's still leaking they'll probably end up replacing the head gasket under warranty since the car has a little less than 60k miles. Fair enough. They couldn't reproduce the slight pinging that I noted, that doesn't surprize me as it's so slight. This time of year when driving the windows tend to be closed more often so it's even less noticeable. It seems like the dealership is being cooperative so far.
#5426 of 8657 Re: awd not engaging [sgaddy]
Nov 07, 2005 (7:30 pm)
The fuse is on the right hand side of the fire wall and it says fwd on it. Open cap and insert fuse.
#5427 of 8657 Re: Subaru Dash Lights [v12xjs]
Nov 07, 2005 (10:07 pm)
If you're referring to the heater control backlight, I have an old e-mail saved at home that walks you through the fix. I can email it to you if you'd like. Let me know.
#5428 of 8657 Re: 99 Legacy engine rattles at 1000 RPM [dpk99]
Nov 07, 2005 (10:11 pm)
My first guess would be the heat shield is loose. You're getting just the right vibration at 1000 rpm or so to cause it to rattle. Tires would be a stretch, IMHO.