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You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#6929 of 8644 Re: 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback.. New to me! [ateixeira]
Apr 05, 2007 (1:07 pm)
I concur, but how likely is it the plugs are the problem? I have never had a vehicle problem that was cured by replacing the plugs. I have had spark plug wires go bad (some it was obvious because a rat ate them, some I did the water misting/arcing trick), so I can understand the wires contributing.
I would probably check the wires before doing anything at all with the plugs.
#6930 of 8644 Re: 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback.. New to me! [lilengineerboy]
Apr 05, 2007 (1:16 pm)
Well, keep in mind a single misfire will trigger a MIL. It could run fun 99.9% of the time and you'll still get a light.
I've removed some pretty worn spark plugs after 30k miles of duty.
#6931 of 8644 Re: 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback.. New to me! [ateixeira]
Apr 05, 2007 (2:25 pm)
Same here. My Subaru's plugs always looked good after 30K, but hard to say how long those have been in there unless there is a service record of replacement.
I have had bad plugs on my '69 pickup before. Changing them was like buying a new truck! It was all my fault though - just was not using it much and lost track of how long they had been in there!
#6932 of 8644 Re: 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback.. New to me! [paisan]
Apr 05, 2007 (10:13 pm)
NGK copper plugs run about $2 a piece...
#6933 of 8644 Clunking noise
Apr 09, 2007 (11:43 am)
i'm new to this forum. I have a 1999 outback and makes a clunking sound every time i turn the corner. The sound only happens when the car has warmed up. It has 78000 miles. I had the cv assembly replaced on both sides and still makes the noise. It is a manual transmission. I need help. thanks
Apr 11, 2007 (10:46 pm)
Damn: sure seems like a lot of problems on relatively low mileage cars.
#6935 of 8644 Re: Wow [cptchetco]
Apr 12, 2007 (9:16 am)
What did you expect? This is a problems thread. That's all you'll read here.
Check out the driving experience threads if you want balanced commentary. Even then, people seek out forums like these to complain.
Apr 12, 2007 (10:30 am)
This is like the ER room...you don't see all the healthy ones
#6937 of 8644 Re: starting problems [stevenm1]
Apr 12, 2007 (3:44 pm)
about 210K, I have started experiencing the same issue. I'm about to replace the starter, since the battery is new and charged, and we had the starter off when we did a clutch job recently. I'm just a bit befuddled, because in all other cars I've seen, bad solenoids click and buzz cause they aren't extending far enough. My problem is more like the solenoid engages the ring gear, but just does not have enough juice to turn the engine and just sticks. could this still be a bad starter? Anyone know how I can test it?
#6938 of 8644 Re: starting problems [madhtr]
Apr 13, 2007 (11:17 am)
Starters draw a lot of current, so you should check all your battery and starter cable, and grounding connections before you pull the starter off. The problem could still be in the solenoid. It may be extending out far enough to engage the ring gear, but the internal contacts inside the solenoid may not be allowing enough current through to turn over the starter.