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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
Nov 25, 2008 (6:30 pm)
i have a problem with my AWD unit. i have taken it into a local subaru dealership to have it checked out and they said that there is nothing wrong with it. every time i leave my place i have to go through mud a junk. well one day i ended up getting stuck and had to call in to work because of it. has anyone had this problem. if you have let me know because i dont what to go and replace something if it is any easy do it yourself fix. i am very limited on my money do to my hours being cut back
#7911 of 8657 Re: 1991 subaru legacy SW [philliptaylor]
Nov 25, 2008 (7:53 pm)
Could it be the tires? I know that it may seem far fetched but perhaps they weren't gripping?
Subaru Guru and Track Instructor
#7912 of 8657 Windshield washer fluid reservoir=full; however, not working.
Dec 03, 2008 (8:13 am)
I have a 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback with a bazillion miles on it (270,000) but it still runs great; I have been very happy with this car (even happier because it was a gift from a friend last year!)
I let the windshield washer fluid reservoir stay empty for approx 3 months. Last weekend, I put new RainX fluid in said reservoir, pressed the button for the fluid and nothing came out; I don't even hear the pump working like I usually did. What's even more interesting is that the rear one works; although, it shoots out fluid like it has prostate problems or something, so I don't really use it, but the pump works.
Any suggestions? Is there a fuse I can replace? (I know nothing about cars, obviously).
Perplexed in Albuquerque
#7913 of 8657 Re: Windshield washer fluid reservoir=full; however, not working. [maryp3177]
Dec 03, 2008 (9:16 am)
My guess is there are 2 seperate motors, but I could be wrong.
A lot of pumps are cooled by the fluids they pump, so that could be why it failed - overheating. That happens to fuel pumps when the tank runs on empty, for instance.
#7914 of 8657 Re: Windshield washer fluid reservoir=full; however, not working. [ateixeira]
Dec 03, 2008 (9:33 am)
Yes, there are two pumps. One is set lower on the reservoir than the other - the lower one is the pump for the front. I cannot say for sure where the fuse is located (I seem to remember there being two fuse panels - one under the hood, near the reservoir itself, and another under the dash on the left side of the car - but am unsure as to which would contain the washer fuses). I would think replacement of the motor to be inexpensive, so if there does not look to be a fuse problem, try looking for a used motor.
#7915 of 8657 Re: Windshield washer fluid reservoir=full; however, not working. [xwesx]
Dec 03, 2008 (9:37 am)
I happen to have a photo of my dad's Outback's fuse box under the hood, and saw no label for a Windshield Washer pump, so it's probably inside.
It would be by your left knee, under the dash.
Pop off the cover. The cover itself should have labels. For instance, under the hood, there is a fuse labeled "Fog" for the fog lights.
Hopefully you see something like "Washer" or "WW", something like that. Take a peek.
#7916 of 8657 Rear brakes 40%
Dec 03, 2008 (10:33 am)
I have a 2003 Legacy wagon (45,875 miles) and have been told that my brakes are 90% in the front and 40% in the rear. I thought it would be the other way around. In any event, my dealer told me they don't replace them until they're down to 20%. Is that true, or should I be getting them replaced right away?
#7917 of 8657 Re: Rear brakes 40% [gjksn]
Dec 03, 2008 (11:36 am)
Go with the dealer, but have it checked again at 60k since that's about the pace you've been on for replacement with 20% left.
#7918 of 8657 Re: Rear brakes 40% [gjksn]
Dec 03, 2008 (12:51 pm)
If you have never had the front pads replaced, then I think that is rather odd. The fronts should always wear faster than the rears. If you have had the fronts replaced once, then the rear pads are on pace. The rear pads on my Subaru lasted about 30-40% longer than the front pads. I replaced the fronts at about 125,000 and the rears at around 192,000. Overall longevity, of course, is entirely situational.
#7919 of 8657 Re: Rear brakes 40% [ateixeira]
Dec 03, 2008 (1:19 pm)
Hey thanks. I appreciate it.