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#6440 of 8644 Re: 1999 Subaru Legacy Brighton engine noise [stevenm1]
Sep 28, 2006 (11:41 am)
Agreed about the mileage. You will likely be able to run it another 150K without additional major repairs, assuming it was not abused prior to your ownership. If you decide to sell it now, you will end up with a significant debt on a vehicle you no longer own. Unfortunately, this is a no-win situation in the short term. Even if you decide not to keep it after you replace the block, you might find yourself further ahead than selling it in its current condition.
#6441 of 8644 Re: Help! 2006 Outback 2.5 owners please respond [kat95]
Sep 29, 2006 (6:27 am)
I have a 2001 with the same engine and tranny. I've had the hesitation issue from day 1. I tool it in 3 times and they could never duplicate it. The hesitation for me was hit and miss. It would happen maybe 3 times a week and usually only in the summer(warmer temps). As the car has gotten older it has done it less and has never actually stalled. In fact with 93k miles on it I can't remember when it last happened. I do wonder if its the brand of gas used. Given high gas prices and large differences in price between stations, I've quit using two gas stations a year or so ago...Then again I had some sensor replaced a year ago that triggered a CEL. Maybe that was related.
#6442 of 8644 stuck rear door latch on legacy station wagon
Sep 29, 2006 (9:41 am)
give me advice as to whether or not I should install a new external latch handle
#6443 of 8644 Re: stuck rear door latch on legacy station wagon [amstern]
Sep 29, 2006 (10:16 am)
Incidentally, replacing the Cam Position Sensor on my 1996 Legacy 4WD SW completely fixed the not-starting intermittent problem.... the bad sensor did not trigger CEL at all.
Occasioally the car will now stall from time to time say at a light. I figure this is a bad throttle position sensor.
#6444 of 8644 Re: McIntosh Buttons Intermittently Working [ateixeira]
Sep 29, 2006 (6:18 pm)
Thanks for the response. I did end up taking the McIntosh out, and going ahead and sending it to a repair shop. Subaru actually referred me to the shop. They fixed it, and I just finished installing it back in the car.
#6445 of 8644 Re: McIntosh Buttons Intermittently Working [njjuliano]
Sep 29, 2006 (6:24 pm)
Absolutely incredible, the amount of work that went into removing (and, presumably, reinstalling!) that head unit.
What turned out to be the problem?
#6446 of 8644 Outback Hatch Leak...
Sep 30, 2006 (7:41 am)
Hi All, I notice some of you have had issues with your Outback hatch leaking rain water...Has anyone found the source and a "cure"? Our 2001 Outback leaks into the rear lights and, when the hatch is then opened, drains out...and we have a nice mildew smell in the car! Any ideas?? Thanks, Rainin' in Richmond...
#6447 of 8644 Re: McIntosh Buttons Intermittently Working [xwesx]
Sep 30, 2006 (9:00 pm)
Yep, it was a bit of man hours. I tried to see if there was anything that I could do myself first, so I opened up the unit first. Cleaned any contacts that I thought might have been affected. Didnt make a difference.
My report for the repair states cleaning and a resoldering of something. Mentions that some pathway was dirty and had to be cleaned. I was charged the minimum charge, which indicates no new parts were needed.
My reinstall went better than I thought. Yes, it was a bit tedious, but everything really was pretty much plug and play. My biggest problem was losing the silly screws in the deep crevices.
Very glad to have everything back to normal.
#6448 of 8644 Is it the battery or something else?
Oct 03, 2006 (10:23 am)
I don't drive our 1999 Legacy much, what with telecommuting - under 2000 miles a year lately. We bought it used in 2003, it is now around 42,000 miles and it's been a good car. On Thursday I drove to the airport (25 miles) and Saturday I returned. No problems. Monday I discovered my battery mostly drained (enough power to run the locks and lights, but not enough to start the engine). I got a jump and drove it 3 miles and back. What I discovered was that immediately after driving, it had enough charge to start the engine again, but after an hour or so the charge was depleted again.
So, I figure the alternator is fine (agreed, right?), but I suspect I have the electrical equivalent of a "slow leak" in a tire. Call it a "slow short". The question is whether the slow short is inside the battery (bridging) or somewhere else in the electrical system. Is there a way to tell? Or are situations like this the battery 95% of the time anyway? I figure it would be silly to pay for a full diagnostic if the correct course of action would just be to go buy a battery and put it in myself.
One possibly irrelevent factoid is that my neighbor thinks someone was trying car doors Sunday night because his alarm went off. I saw no sign of entry into my car though (which was locked).
#6449 of 8644 Re: Is it the battery or something else? [gwellman]
Oct 03, 2006 (10:49 am)
I would tend to go buy a battery. It is time for a new one anyway, especially if its the original.