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#8397 of 8644 check engine light and crusie light flash after new battery installed
Oct 30, 2010 (6:02 pm)
I have a 2006 Subaru Outback that the battery went dead. I had an independent garage replace the battery and use a memory saver to keep the electronics charged. I had to jump the car 3 times before replacing the battery. After replacing the battery, the check engine and cruise lights flash on and off. Can't find any troubleshooting info online. The car now is hard to start. Any ideas? I'm going back to the independent garage in a couple of days to look at it.
#8398 of 8644 2010 Outback brake caliper clicking noise
Nov 10, 2010 (9:37 pm)
I have a 2010 Outback with about 12K miles on it. The front brake caliper now has a metallic click when the brakes are first applied going forward and they also click when first applied in reverse. Almost sounds as though the caliper is rotating slightly to a stop position. Up until about 12K miles I had never noticed this noise. Does anyone else have this and have you had it analyzed and/or fixed? Dealer claimed it was just standard brake noise.
#8399 of 8644 Re: 2010 Outback brake caliper clicking noise [surrfurtom]
Nov 11, 2010 (5:46 am)
I've had noises like this in the past. It was the brake pads moving ever so slightly in their mounting clips. More or less a tolerance issue.
#8400 of 8644 Cloudy Headlights
Nov 11, 2010 (5:53 am)
Has anyone ever had any luck trying to buff out the cloudy residue of front headlights? Are any of those products out there worth the time and money?
#8401 of 8644 Re: Cloudy Headlights [sghusker]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 11, 2010 (9:17 am)
Yeah those buffing kits work, to some extent. But you have to be patient and follow directions. It's a bit tedious.
#8402 of 8644 Re: Cloudy Headlights [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 11, 2010 (10:29 am)
Tedious, for sure, but at least they do work! I only ever did this on my '98 Caravan, and then ended up selling it about a year later because of some electrical problems that I could not ferret out, but the covers were still in good shape. I have heard they tend to cloud over again sooner than the original process.
#8403 of 8644 Re: Cloudy Headlights [sghusker]
Nov 15, 2010 (12:27 pm)
I used Meguiars Professional Headlight Restoration Kit. It worked well and was easy for someone who is not a do-it-yourselfer. My headlights look great again.
#8404 of 8644 Re: 2010 Outback brake caliper clicking noise [zman3]
Nov 17, 2010 (9:03 pm)
Thanks for the confirmation.
Nov 18, 2010 (2:14 pm)
Question. Will 1992 Legacy crank when the Hazards are on?
#8406 of 8644 Re: Cloudy Headlights [xwesx]
Nov 19, 2010 (8:08 am)
I have used a product called NOVUS, fine plastic scratch remover with moderate success. I had to make multiple passes (USING A RANDOM ORBITAL PORTER CABLE BUFFER). I live in Northern Nevada where your entire auto can get sand blasted (in particular the headlight lenses) in a matter of moments, during one of our 45-80 mph wind /sand storms! VERY UGLY!!!! (LOL...weather forcast is calling for a storm today thru the weekend! (Subie will probably sit it out in the garage....snow will follow the sand storm!!!!
You must take your time and be gentle with the entire process. (basically, rub it in, let dry, and then buff it out). As someone else here said though.....the buffing frequency does increase, thew more you treat it. (BTW: Novus also works decently on the front screen of an older Apple IPOD (LOL)
It does really look great for the 1st few days though!!!