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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#7977 of 8657 Re: 2004 Outback HeadGasket [ted55]
Feb 04, 2009 (9:17 am)
I'm confused. From reading this forum, I'd come to understand that this head gasket problem had been remedied beginning with the 2003 model year. Now, it sounds as though it persists beyond 2003. I'm concerned, because I have a 2003 Legacy wagon with 46K-47K miles. Can't decide if I should keep it beyond the expiration of my Subaru Gold 7 year extended warranty later this year or replace the car before that. I'm not mechanically inclined and hate car problems which is why I switched to Japanese cars after years of unreliable VWs.
#7979 of 8657 Head gasket
Feb 05, 2009 (2:00 pm)
We had the head gasket replaced in our 2004 outback. While they were replacing it we had the timing belt and a few other things done, since they were already in there. Do they take the engine out of the car when they do this? And if so... is it usually done thru the top or by taking out the drive shaft and dropping the engine out? Thanks
#7980 of 8657 Re: Head gasket [mdgirl]
Feb 05, 2009 (3:29 pm)
The work can be done with or without the engine out. My preference is to pull the engine, which comes out the top. I am really not sure whether shops typically leave the engine in.
Feb 07, 2009 (9:23 pm)
I got pulled over twice last year for two separate brake light bulbs burnt out. Thought I'd be ok for awhile with two new bulbs. There is NO bulb out indicator on this car... so how will I know?
Anyway... pulled over AGAIN!!!!!! tonight. BOTH TAILLIGHTS OUT this time... but the brake lights work!!!! WHAT is GOING ON with this car?
Anyone know why the taillights are out?
#7982 of 8657 Re: 2005 Taillights out [orangelebaron]
Feb 09, 2009 (8:45 am)
No; that blows me away! I have never had a tail light go out on any of my Subaru vehicles. Well, no, I take that back. I had one go on my '96 Outback, but that was at about 180,000 miles, with lights used every time the vehicle is on.
I suspect you either have an over-voltage situation or some other electrical curiosity, so you may have an isolated problem.
#7983 of 8657 Re: 2005 Taillights out [orangelebaron]
Feb 09, 2009 (11:01 am)
Are your headlights on? Might sound like a silly question, but on a Subie (at least older ones) With just the daytime running lights the tail lights are not on. If your driving in town its sometimes hard to notice that the headlights are in the "off" position, becausse the daytime running will appear bright enough if there are a lot of street lights.
I caught myself doing that when my 2001 OB was new. Since then I just leave the head lights in the on position.
Feb 09, 2009 (4:45 pm)
the dash lights are extremely bright when just the DRL's are on... so after 4 years I'm pretty sure I know when my lights are off...
#7985 of 8657 Re: [orangelebaron]
Feb 13, 2009 (12:58 am)
I've had trouble with my 02 Legacy wagon. I think it is caused by water somehow getting into the tailgate during a rain storm. It runs out when I lift the tail gate and the bulbs have been corroded and /or wet.
#7986 of 8657 2005 legacy stereo problems
Feb 13, 2009 (3:16 pm)
i bought a head unit and new face plate for my legacy. and i am having trouble taking the stock stereo out. i have a manual thermostat and i cant disconnect the blue cable for the knob. any suggestions? i got all of the other clips out from the back and that is the only thing holding it in. thank you.