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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#6090 of 8657 Re: ron [rwwdjw]
May 17, 2006 (3:55 pm)
Last year, I installed a Class 2 receiver hitch on my 1998 Legacy wagon. The only problem with it is that the ground clearance in the back is reduced; the car doesn't have much ground clearance to begin with. I use it to tow a Lund 16' skiff, which amounts to about a 1800 lb load. The car does fine except it doesn't pass slower vehicles well when going up hills. I don't remember the brand; however, I do know that Curt Manufacturing makes a Class 2 hitch for the Subaru.
#6091 of 8657 Re: ron [stevenm1]
May 18, 2006 (4:37 am)
thanks- i'll check it out
#6092 of 8657 Re: ron [stevenm1]
May 18, 2006 (12:50 pm)
Hi, sorry, does anyone know about Justys? I have a no spark situation and tested the pickup coil's two wires and found they were open, I assumed it was a PM generator, got the new one and it's open between the prongs too. I only see two wires but the bolt holes are lined with copper so I'm getting suspicious. Again, I couldn't find a justy chat. Sash sfsundayhotmail.com
#6093 of 8657 Re: Acceleration hesitation [stinkynelson]
May 19, 2006 (4:00 am)
I would like some suggestions to the following things I want to do to my legacy wagon 06:
add an arm extension
tint the windows
add a trailer hitch
stop the roof rack from making so much noise
#6094 of 8657 Re: Acceleration hesitation [ncct]
May 19, 2006 (6:36 am)
For the armrest extension, the consensus on here has been to go with the JDM version. It has an extra storage area in the top. I believe a link is here on the board some place -try doing a search.
Tinting- Go for it, it makes the wagon look a lot better. Depending on your car color go with either 30% or 20% tint.
Trailer hitch - It's a Class II hitch. If you are going to do it yourself, check out etrailer.com -they are even having a sale this weekend. Otherwise, check out UHaul. For around $290 you will have the hitch installed, wired and lifetime warranty.
Roof rack -not sure. I've read on the boards here that if you adjust the position of the crossbars, it will affect how noisy they are.
#6095 of 8657 Spark, Accessories
May 19, 2006 (7:49 am)
No spark? I'd change the plugs, then the wires, then the ignition coil (or was it a distributor cap+rotor back then?), in that order.
Tint - I have SolarGard dyed film on mine. People said it would fade but 8 years later it has not. I like it. Mine is a 35% tint. 20% is very dark, 5% is limo tint. I would not go too dark or you'll have trouble parking in a dark parking lot.
I added the OE hitch myself, it came with the harness and all, for my '98 Forester. Yours will be different, though.
Roof rack - the cross bars should be like the wings of an airplane, round surface pointing forward, pointy end facing back. Many times we've seen this reversed.
Remember you can even take them off completely when not using them.
#6096 of 8657 Hesitation and Surging
May 19, 2006 (9:43 am)
Good news. I have a 2005 OBXT MT and it has always been plagued by mid-throttle acceleration hesitation and surging and holes in power delivery. Many people have posted these same problems in this forum. Early on I visited the dealer about it and was told to "buy better gas". Yeah, what a gas alright. I have been pestering the dealer about it and today their lead technician revealed that within a few weeks Subaru will be releasing an ECU upgrade and the necessary hardware/tools to enable this upgrade to be done at the dealer (about 1 hour). I'm optimistic and will post the results when my upgrade is installed. Have faith.
#6097 of 8657 trailer wiring harness
May 19, 2006 (5:07 pm)
I just installed a Subaru hitch on my 2003 LL Bean Outback wagon; that was easy. I am having trouble finding the wiring harness inside the vehicle into which the trailer wiring plugs. It is supposed to be on the passenger side coming down from the wheel well. There are some wires there but I cannot grasp any loose connector. I have already pulled a tube loose when I was feeling around...I hope it was not for the rear windshield washer....I will test tomorrow...I justed stopped tonight before I got into more trouble. Thanks for the help.
#6098 of 8657 Re: trailer wiring harness [subarujon]
May 19, 2006 (7:05 pm)
It has been a few years since I did my '02, but IIRC, in addition to the large floor panel, there was a smaller 'wing' that slid partially under the passengers side 'wall'. Down in that valley, coming off the wheelwell region was a wiring harness. I remember that my connector and a length of wire was wrapped back on itself and taped (?), making it a bit hard to see or feel.
#6099 of 8657 Re: Subaru Outback 2001 head gasket and clutch problems [xwesx]
May 19, 2006 (7:36 pm)
I dont think I have seen a hydraulic clutch that is adjustable. If it is, I would love to know how on my 2001. Should the clutch fork have some spring load on it to keep it against the clutch actuator?