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#6223 of 8641 '95 power window problem
Jul 08, 2006 (8:24 pm)
I am new to this site and having a problem with my 1995 Subaru Legacy. Suddenly my power windows are not working. Nothing happens when I press the buttons and I am assuming that there is a problem with the electrical system. I looked in my Haynes manual, and it seems likely it is a circuit breaker or fuse, but when I looked where those things should be there are so many wires that I was not sure which one was right or how to check it. It was all working fine yesterday. I don't know much at all about cars, but I was hoping that someone could help me out with this so I could avoid taking it to a shop. I live in a town that does not have many foreign car mechanics and so they cost alot.
Please help! Thank you!!!
#6224 of 8641 Re: '95 power window problem [alliecat393]
Jul 10, 2006 (9:42 am)
Checking for a burned out fuse should be done first. Your Subaru should have its fuse panel under the dash on the drivers side. Your factory-issued owners manual shows how the panel is laid out and what fuses go with what circuit. There is also another fuse box in the engine compartment behind the battery that should be checked if you can't find a burned out fuse in the first panel.
#6225 of 8641 Re: Exhaust system noise [sstevek]
Jul 10, 2006 (12:15 pm)
If you take it to a Subaru dealer I think they will be familiar enough with this problem that they will know where to look and how to fix it. It's usually just a spot weld.
If you want to find it yourself maybe you need someone in the car revving the engine to the correct rpm while you are underneath. Tricky, what with hot exhaust pipes and the danger of being run over. By the way, mine only did this until the pipes warmed up after which it was OK until the next cold start.
Jul 10, 2006 (5:21 pm)
I've got a 2003 legacy spec ed wagon. It's been really nice and goes off lease in December. While on a long drive today a prbolem came up which happens anytime I get on the highway around 120kmph (75 mph) and that is that somewhere in the right top part of the dash there's horrible vibrating buzz that happens. It's especially bad when there's a cross wind.
I've tried switching the vent outlets, closing them, etc. but it persists. Any ideas what could be doing it, or has anyone else had this problem?
It sounds like a vane or something in the vent system is getting strong air from outside and vibrating, but I can't seem to pin it down.
I'd appreciate some help.
#6227 of 8641 Thanks for the replies to the t-bone question
Jul 10, 2006 (5:31 pm)
I've ordered the 3 new tires (insurance is paying for the 4th since it was damaged in the accident). I've also ordered an undercarriage cover since I needed one. I totally trust my shop (Bob Maguire Chevy in Bordentown, NJ) to do the right thing - they've repaired 3 cars for me so far and I'm getting all new parts for the Subie - they rejected a used door as not good enough. Can't wait to get the car back.
#6228 of 8641 2001 outback h6 vdc
Jul 11, 2006 (12:28 pm)
I have a 2001 otback h6 vdc model and the "check engine light" has been coming on and staying on. The mechanic at my service station advises that the codes; po174 and po171 are showing up as problems. He advises that the diagnostic work to track down the trouble could be costly. The car is performing well and gas mileage has not changed. Any comments?
#6229 of 8641 Re: noisy 03 [cdndriver]
Jul 11, 2006 (12:41 pm)
This sounds like a problem I've had with the same car. I'd had the windshield replaced sometime before the problem began. At first, I thought there might be a leaf or something stuck in the ventilation system. The noise was quite loud and somewhat high pitched when driving above 70mph in windy conditions. The first time it happened, it was quite startling. The Subaru service manager told me it was most likely the black rubber trim/molding around the right side of the windshield. He thought it looked loose and that it should be glued down (better, as it apparently was on the left side). They sent someone out to do that, but since then I haven't had an opportunity to test it in conditions similar to those in which it usually occurred. I have driven at the speeds at which it occurred and not experienced the problem, but I'm waiting for a highway drive in windy conditions to see if this really did fix things. So, after all of this verbosity, you might want to check the windshield molding, especially if you've had a windshield replacement. Good luck.
#6230 of 8641 Re: 2001 outback h6 vdc [dondaly]
Jul 11, 2006 (1:04 pm)
I did a Google search and a bunch of Ford problems came up.
Fuel is lean, I think that means. How old is the fuel filter? Check the tension on the belt that powers the fuel pump, too. But it could be any part of the feedback system, maybe an O2 sensor, that is making the ECU lean out the engine too much.
#6231 of 8641 Re: low to mid rpm pinging [goosegog]
Jul 11, 2006 (3:39 pm)
If it is pinging, shouldn't some sort of trouble code be sent? It kind of comes and goes.
No, I have an automatic transmission. Personally I don't like to drive at 1 to 2k rpm either, but the roads are pretty level around here and the speed limit is really low and stricly enforced; the city police are out in force if you know what I mean. I didn't mean hill more like on a slight grade (i.e. almost flat but barely uphill).
That's the devil of it--it only does it on a slight grade in that rpm range. If I go up a steep hill, I usually rev it pretty good 2.5 to 4k rpm and it doesn't ping, though I understand that this engine runs more richly the higher the rpms go.
I've been thinking about buying some of that BG44K or Seafoam fuel injector/ engine cleaner to see if it helps.
#6232 of 8641 Re: noisy 03 [gjksn]
Jul 11, 2006 (3:52 pm)
Thanks, I'll check that. We did, in fact, have the windshield replaced after we got hit. (Twice within three weeks, both their fault.) I've got to take it in for service soon, so I'll have them check it.
thanks for the tip.