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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#5423 of 8644 Re: water leaking in 1999 subaru legacy [icfc]
Nov 07, 2005 (4:10 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 8644 Re: awd not engaging [mfhyatt]
Nov 07, 2005 (7:17 pm)
Where is this fuse and how do I get my 98 in fwd only ?
#5425 of 8644 Re: Antifreeze odor [sstevek]
Nov 07, 2005 (7:27 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 8644 Re: awd not engaging [sgaddy]
Nov 07, 2005 (8:30 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 8644 Re: Subaru Dash Lights [v12xjs]
Nov 07, 2005 (11:07 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 8644 Re: 99 Legacy engine rattles at 1000 RPM [dpk99]
Nov 07, 2005 (11:11 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.
#5429 of 8644 Re: awd not engaging [sgaddy]
Nov 08, 2005 (5:31 am)
Why would you want to use it in FWD mode, my understanding is it won't save any gas, since the rear wheels will still turn the 'non-powered' parts of the drivetrain, but just from the opposite end (using the turning of the wheels to power them), and you loose the advantages of AWD?
The only time you would really want to use it is if you have different size tires, though I think you need to keep the same size on the front.
#5430 of 8644 Re: water leaking in 1999 subaru legacy [xwesx]
Nov 08, 2005 (7:32 am)
antenna located rear drivers side and not an issue here. I have cleaned out the area where the wipers sit and put the hose on the car and still leaks, Don't think the roof is the problem. Water settles where you rest your left foot as you drive. Seems to be dripping from the release knob for the hood.
#5431 of 8644 Re: Subaru Dash Lights [hammerhead]
Nov 08, 2005 (1:04 pm)
Could you e-mail that same fix to me? I've been living with that problem for some time.
#5432 of 8644 Dash Lights
Nov 08, 2005 (2:59 pm)
I too have no back lights on the heater section of the dashboard. It seems there are a number of us with this situation, perhaps you could post the remedy here.