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#7831 of 8657 Replaced Outback with Legacy...
Aug 19, 2008 (4:11 pm)
I posted last week that my wonderful 2001 Outback was totalled in an accident. RIP Little Subie. After looking at everything on the market and test driving a lot of vehicles, including the new Forester, I bought an 05 Legacy tonight. Leather, moonroof, 41K miles, loaded and just off lease. Family approved during the test drive. Hoping this will last until my son is ready to drive it (if I give it up that easily). I'll be back to ask lots of questions, but as usual, Nitti's Subaru in Hamilton, NJ the honest dealer with the smallest office, took care of me so much better than all the other companies combined.
#7832 of 8657 Re: Replaced Outback with Legacy... [dbell1]
Aug 19, 2008 (4:17 pm)
If you ever need local help, I'm in NJ, so feel free to ask.
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Aug 21, 2008 (8:47 am)
Thanks Mike Financing through dealer came back better than I could get on my own, so I'll be getting it tomorrow. I'm so excited to get out of the rental car and into a Subie again!
#7834 of 8657 New plugs, now stalls
Aug 21, 2008 (4:03 pm)
I just changed the spark plugs in my 98 legacy outback and installed a new battery. I did the little reset thing for the new battery and went to start my car. The engine starts, revs to about 1600 and stalls out in 5-10 seconds. I changed the plugs one at a time, so I know I didn't cross the wires.
Any thoughts? What am I missing?
#7835 of 8657 Re: New plugs, now stalls [andysubbie]
Aug 21, 2008 (7:46 pm)
I'll bet money you knocked off a vaccum line somewhere. Same thing happened when I did my dad's plugs. If it's not that, perhaps one isn't fully tightened or a wire isn't fully on?
I'd start with the vaccum lines, have someone start it and listen for a sucking sound.
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#7836 of 8657 Re: Rattling Down Under [cptplt]
Aug 31, 2008 (10:32 am)
My '08 Outback LTD has a rattle coming from somewhere in the back. It started one week after I bought the car. My wife drives a '95 Subaru Legacy LS which is still solid - no rattles. Kind of frustrating. I'm living with it since I don't think I want the dealer fiddling with it. They wanted to remove the entire headliner and start looking - don't think so.
#7837 of 8657 Re: Rattling Down Under [lwertheimer]
Aug 31, 2008 (10:37 am)
Are you sure it's coming from under the car? My rattle is coming from somewhere in the back but at times it can be difficult to tell exactly where it is coming from, i.e. back interior vs back underneath somewhere?
#7838 of 8657 Re: Rattling Down Under [outback08]
Aug 31, 2008 (2:08 pm)
Have them start with the rear lift gate struts. Some Tribeccas had rattlings that were a result of weak liftgate struts.
#7840 of 8657 1996 Outback timing belt damage
Sep 01, 2008 (12:02 am)
The timing belt broke on my 1996 Outback. The mechanic said that this likely also resulted in a bent valve, but he wouldn't know for sure without replacing the timing belt. If I knew that there wasn't any engine damage, I would replace the timing belt ($385). It wouldn't be worth fixing, however, if the valve is bent (engine repair/replacement options would be $3000-$3300). Is there any way to know if there is engine damage without replacing the timing belt. Like I said, I don't want to spend $385 if the engine also needs fixing. I'll simply get rid of the car if there is that type of damage. Thank you.