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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#6710 of 8657 Re: 2000 Legacy 2.5 GT? [dte]
Feb 01, 2007 (5:19 pm)
I had a piston slap problem on my 2003 Legacy, but only in cold weather (below 30 F) and the noise went away when the engine warmed up. I had my Subaru dealer fix it. They pulled apart the engine and replaced 2 pistoms with redesigned parts. No more piston slap.
So, I think you are safe.
My son's 96 Lumina has had piston slap its whole life (105,000 miles), so I don't think it's a serious problem).
Keep am eye on the head gaskets. Subarus have some history of head gasket problems. Yours may have been solved... but I would inspect the heads every few months. Also, check for oil in the radiator, or coolant in the oil (milky appearance). If steam comes out of the tailpipe after the engine is fully warm could also be a sign of a head gasket with an internal leak.
The price sounds a little high for a 2000 MY Legacy. But you should be able to get another 60,000 kilometers of reliable service from it, so you decide if it's worth it.
#6711 of 8657 Replacement power antenna, '97 Outback
Feb 02, 2007 (2:40 pm)
Anyone know where I can find a replacement power antenna for my 1997 Legacy Outback (other than the dealer$$)?
I've got the old one out so that's not an issue. I can only find one supplier, Metra, that makes something close, and they don't seem to have one guaranteed to fit my model. Thanks in advance.
#6712 of 8657 Re: replaced engine won't start [xwesx]
Feb 03, 2007 (4:28 am)
Thank you for allowing me to post my question about my subaru that wouldn't start after the engine was replaced.
There was a ground that had been hooked up, but it was corroded. Once it was cleaned up, the subaru started right up.
Thank you WXESX for replying. We had no ideal of what was going on.
I do have one more question, the car is running fine, but sounds like a belt is sqeaking a little. Once you put your foot on the clutch it goes away. Any ideas?
#6713 of 8657 engine noise legacy 2.5 1999 help!!
Feb 03, 2007 (12:37 pm)
I have a 99 legacy and there is a fairly loud ticking noise coming from the right side of the engine as you look at it, around the valvegear area possibly, it is louder when the engine warms up, has only done 70k miles, and apart from that is fine. I was told its possibly the tensioner, but i think it sounds further back, rather than the front, and if it was the tensioner, would it be quieter when cold? I tried some tappet lifter fluid, and has made no difference! Doesnt sound terminal, sounds like a hollowish noise
#6714 of 8657 Re: replaced engine won't start [mitzi]
Feb 03, 2007 (7:57 pm)
That's a bad throwout bearing. Might as well replace the clutch as long as you are going to drop the trans. Suprised you didn't put a new clutch, pressureplate, and throw out bearing in while you had the trans off the car for the engine replacement.
#6715 of 8657 Re: 2000 Legacy 2.5 GT? [gearhead4]
Feb 04, 2007 (8:15 am)
I just bought a 2003 legacy and it ticks or slaps as you describe. The car is still under the power train warranty. how did you approach the dealer to investigate and fix this? I brought the car in as per the maintenance schedule and they made no mention of it. I also mentioned this noise before I brought the car in and they asked if it disappeared after the car warmed up. They made it sound like this was normal.
Feb 04, 2007 (9:05 am)
Where can I find the knock sensor on a 97 Lgacy outback wagon with the 2.5?
#6717 of 8657 Rear Window Defroster
Feb 04, 2007 (11:57 am)
The rear window defroster on my 95 Legacy has stoppedd working. The mechanic says that according to the computer and his tests, it should be. But no, it doesn't.
Can anyone help. Thanks
#6718 of 8657 Re: Rear Window Defroster [tarapuss]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 04, 2007 (11:59 am)
You don't need a computer...just a simple test light at the rear defroster plug in. If the test light shows current to the back window, then it must be that the "defroster grid" is damaged.
#6719 of 8657 Re: Rear Window Defroster [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 04, 2007 (12:26 pm)
Thank you so much - I'll give this information to my mechanic. By the way, if the defroster grid is damaged, can it be replaced?