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#8545 of 8644 should i replace the t-stat?
Feb 13, 2012 (11:31 pm)
im planning a 600 mile trip and im having issues with my 1997 Subaru Outback AWD Legacy "overheating"..the quotations are because its not behaving in the least like it is,,it happens randomly..doesn't matter if its in-town driving or highway,the gauge will shoot to the top, but when i pull over,everything appears fine.a few people told me to turn on A/C the next time it happened,and immediately the needle dropped to normal again.im pretty broke so cant afford to take it to a shop,but a friend thought it sounded like a bad t-stat...any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.
#8546 of 8644 Re: should i replace the t-stat? [prancingpony]
Feb 14, 2012 (9:20 am)
That sounds like the temp gauge sender. I have had that happen a few times over the years. Once you figure out where the sender is, it is a quick replacement and not particularly expensive. When the thermostat goes bad it will not cool down all that quickly.
#8547 of 8644 Rear Wiper on 06 OB
Feb 15, 2012 (5:32 pm)
I have a 2006 OB wagon. How do you get the rear wiper blade off? It is not like the front blades. I am afraid of breaking it ..... Don't know why Subaru did this because you can not even get Winter blade for the back. Janice
#8548 of 8644 Re: 2000 Subaru Outback battery drainage issue [angitherias]
Feb 21, 2012 (6:35 pm)
The battery that initially suffered the total drain has already been replaced yet the problem persists. We are having one of the warmest winters on record so I don't think that is the culprit at all. It's a maddening issue to be sure. I was hoping that the problem was something that may have come up with others with the same make model & year to give me a clue. I will go for the quick disconnect battery relay cable for now and keep searching. Thank you for you reply.
#8549 of 8644 Re: 2000 Subaru Outback battery drainage issue [sghusker]
Feb 21, 2012 (6:49 pm)
Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out.
#8550 of 8644 Re: 2000 Subaru Outback battery drainage issue [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 21, 2012 (6:52 pm)
It is definitely a parasitic drain. I replaced the battery. I unhook it whenever it is parked for over a couple of hours at the moment. I followed your link and plan to make use of it - thank you!
#8551 of 8644 Re: 2000 Subaru Outback battery drainage issue [xwesx]
Feb 21, 2012 (6:55 pm)
Yep. I will be getting one of these. My brother suggested the same thing. I will go through the fuses and everything else one by one when the weather improves. Hopefully I can limp it along until then. Thanks for your response.
#8552 of 8644 Re: 2000 Subaru Outback battery drainage issue [squiers]
Feb 21, 2012 (7:03 pm)
I had this problem with my 97 Subaru; two things I would check. #1 would the alternator; however, #2 what was causing my car to constantly go dead was the security system on the car. I was told by Subaru, that was causing problems; they can't remove it because it will mess up the wiring on the car, but they can disconnect it. It was draining the charge on the car.
#8553 of 8644 Re: 2000 Subaru Outback battery drainage issue [squiers]
Feb 22, 2012 (7:47 am)
Happened to meo once in the middle of pudumh , nowhere... The alternator ws the culprit.... Hard to walk home 500 miles from nowhere... Put in a rebuilt alternator (much cxheaper) and see what happens...
#8554 of 8644 squeal while turning
Apr 23, 2012 (9:51 pm)
OK, now that the weather has warmed up, so has the "sounds" that went away during the winter. One of these new sounds is a squeal whenever I am turning at intersections.
Last year I had a wheel bearing changed on the drivers front, I am wondering if the mechanic botched the job and said part is failed and thus making noise (part not loose but is making noise like it did before it was initially changed. I also wonder if my Left front strut is failed, there is oil/greasy dirt/residue from the strut that would indicate to me that it is leaking/failing and has been that way for a while but I've never had an issue with. Any other possibilities? thoughts on what might be wrong?